Shimwells Yamaha Naboomspruit 400

SHIMWELLS YAMAHA IN CONTROL OF OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP The Shimwells Yamaha and EPH Shimwells Yamaha riders are in control of the ATV Powersport ITP national motorcycle off-road championship and are not only leading the overall...

SHIMWELLS YAMAHA IN CONTROL OF OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP

The Shimwells Yamaha and EPH Shimwells Yamaha riders are in control of the ATV Powersport ITP national motorcycle off-road championship and are not only leading the overall championship standings, but also three other classes while they have already won the 125cc Class title.

Consistency is the name of the game for Clayton Enslin (EPH Shimwells Yamaha) who has been leading the overall championship and the 250cc Class since his victory at the beginning of the season. Three more second places and two third positions put him 18 points ahead of Louwrens Mahoney and 21 points ahead of his team-mate, Gray Dick (Shimwells Yamaha/Panasonic Car Audio) in third place.

Dick is also the leader in the Open Class where nine points separate him from the defending champion, Darryl Curtis. He has won this Naboomspruit race last year and would like to add another victory to his J'Bay Classic 400 race-win earlier this year.

The 125cc Class belongs to Kenneth Gilbert (EPH Shimwells Yamaha) who scored four class victories during the season while he also finished in the Top 15 to score points towards the overall championship where he is currently 14th overall.

In the 200cc Class the battle will be on between Gavin Louw (Shimwells Yamaha) who is trailing the class-leader, Riaan van Niekerk, by eight points in the class-championship and 10 points - and only one position - in the overall standings. Kyle Poppleton (EPH Shimwells Yamaha) moved in the middle of the season from the 125cc Class to the 200cc Class where he scored points at each event. Both riders are comfortable with their 250cc four-stroke two- wheelers while Zac Botha (Shimwells Yamaha) crashed at the previous event, but will be back in the saddle of his 250cc two-stroker.

In the Senior Pro Championship, Johnny Lochner (Shimwells Yamaha) has been very consistent and his points show it - he is currently fifth in this very competitive championship while his team-mate, Enzo Chiocchi (EPH Shimwells Yamaha) is 11th.

The Lonestar Racing PEP Naboomspruit 400 starts on Friday, 21 October at 09h00 with documentation and scrutineering and the competitors can tackle the 55km time-trail from 10h00. This will determine the starting times and starting order for the main race on Saturday, 22 October. The main race consists of two loops and the fastest quad will start the 118km loop at 07h00 while the fastest motorcycle rider will tackle the 55km loop at the same time. They will change loops at the main service point at the Capensis Farm and will have to finish both loops twice.

-www.shimwellsyamaha.co.za

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Series Other rally
Drivers Darryl Curtis