FIRST JUNIOR NATIONAL OFF-ROAD VICTORIES FOR YOUNG AND BREDENKAMP
The Open Motorcycle Class racer, Timothy Young (Xtreme Yamaha Support) and the Open Quad Class competitor, Tinus Bredenkamp (CDV Racing Can-Am) posted their first victories in the 2010 World of Accessories (WOA) Junior National Off-road Championship when they won their respective classes at the Junior Roof of Africa, the fifth round of the season that proved to be a tough, but enjoyable race held in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho.
On two wheels Young beat Darren Rudling (KTM) with Scott Bouverie (Criterion Yamaha) and Tyron Miller (Miller Moore Honda Sandton), who are currently fighting for the title, in third and fourth places respectively. The previous race winner, Michael Pentecost (Perry Yamaha) rounded off the top five with Moore's team-mate, Gerald Campher, sixth; Estiaan Steenkamp (Shimwells Yamaha) seventh; Darren McLeod (Full Throttle Racing Husqvarna) eighth; Robin Hudson (Yamaha) ninth and Roan Lindsay (Kawasaki) tenth.
On four wheels Bredenkamp finished five minutes ahead of his team-mate, Gerhard Steenkamp (Can-Am) with only 10 seconds separating Steenkamp from third-placed Michael Wagner (Factory Racing KTM). Michael van Zweel (Team Can-Am) finished fourth and was only eight seconds faster than fifth-placed Matthew Barnard (Factory Racing KTM) after almost three hour of racing. Two more Factory Racing KTM riders finished in the top ten - Dustin Ledwick was eighth and an injured Dino do Amaral was tenth after a crash. Also in the top ten was sixth-placed Cornel Kannemeyer (Suzuki); Can-Am Racing's Jamie Fensham who was seventh and Nicky Lombard (Team Nako) who finished ninth. Class leader Giacomo Antiga (Team Can-Am) was still suffering from a wrist injury and had to settle for 19th place overall.
In the Junior Modified Quad Class Brandon Darlow (Boesman Racing Yamaha) won his class for the second consecutive year in Lesotho. He beat Pandelis Kafaltis (FD Racing Arctic Cat) with another CDV Racing rider, Morn