WhatSA National Motocross Round 3 Report
WhereBloemfontein, Free State
WhenSaturday 25 May 2019
CommunitySouth Africa National

But Q4 Husqvarna Racing is still on top

Q4 Fuels Husqvarna Racing may have come away from Bloemfontein’s third round TRP South African National Motocross Championship without a win for the first time in a while, but competitive rides saw the team retain its two championship leaders’ red plates in spite of a testing day on the Free State.

Open class MX1 championship leader Maddy Malan fought hard on his way to third in the MX1 half-litre class with a second and a fourth in the day’s two races. “Today was tough – I had decent pace but my rivals were just as quick and I had a few issues,” Maddy reflected. “The final results were close and I keep my red plate, but there’s work to do as I only have a single point in hand. “Thanks to my Q4 Fuels team for an awesome Husqvarna as usual – now to fight back at Terra Topia in July…” 

It was also a more difficult day than he has become accustomed to for Q4 Fuels Husqvarna 65cc hero Neil van der Vyver: “Today was my toughest day in a long time,” 11-year old Capetonian Neil admitted. “My starts were not on point and I had to fight from behind in both heats, but still managed a second in the first heat and then came from 14th to fourth for third overall and still somehow managed to extend my points lead, so all good and thanks to the team for a great bike as always.

Q4 Fuels Husqvarna Racing’s MX2 250cc rider Nick Adams also fought hard and while his results were not quite what he’d wanted, he still consolidated his championship position. “That was a tough day in the office!” Nick admitted. “We had a few overseas wildcards in the field today so that skewed it a little, but I had a fair points haul to stay fourth in the race. “Thanks to the team for a great bike – I will be working flat out ahead of Terra Topia.” 

“You can’t win them all,” Husqvarna Motorcycles South Africa brand manager Fred Fensham concluded. “Neil, Maddy and Nick rode their hearts out today and Q4 Fuels Husqvarna Racing still heads home leading two titles — well done guys.”

Q4 Husqvarna Racing heads to Dirt Bronco in Krugersdorp next for the fourth round 2019 South African National Motocross Championship on 6 July.


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