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KTM South Africa's Branch and Landman conquer 2020 Dakar Rally
Just like that, the 2020 Dakar Rally has drawn to a close. Taking their place in a select group of athletes to have conquered the iconic event this year is Southern Africa’s very own Ross Branch and Kirsten Landman.
Branch, the rider fondly known as the “Kalah...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 19, 2019 at 4:10 AM||comments (90)|
IMOLA (Italy) 18 August 2019 – The iconic Autodromo ‘Enzo and Dino Ferrari’ of Imola hosted the penultimate round of the FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship where Bike It DRT Kawasaki’s Courtney Duncan has gone 1-1 winning her third round of the season. Second overall was Larissa Papenmeier with 2-2 scores and third No Fear Yamaha team’s Nancy Van De Ve...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 19, 2019 at 3:55 AM||comments (1)|
IMOLA (Italy) 18 August 2019 – The penultimate round of the EMX2T Presented by FMF Racing took place in Imola, Italy where the Italian wild card JK Racing Yamaha’s Manuel Iacopi had his first race win and his first overall of the career with a stunning 1-1 performance. Second overall was Gianluca Deghi with 2-3 results, while the third position belonged to the new ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 15, 2019 at 2:55 AM||comments (94)|
Defending TrialGP champion Toni Bou (Repsol Honda) and TrialGP Women champion Emma Bristow (Sherco) both maintained their unbeaten records at TrialGP Portugal – round five of the 2019 FIM Trial World Championship – at a hot and dusty Gouveia.
In a relatively low-scoring event, Bou’s eventual winning margin over fellow Spaniard Adam Raga (TR...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 12, 2019 at 5:25 AM||comments (0)|
On 17-18 August, Finland will host a historical event: the first ever FIM and FIA joint conference on “Women in Motorsport” to be held in the Lahti region, arousing the enthusiasm of almost 40 high-level speakers from 14 different countries. Besides sharing stories of successful motorsport women – from MotoE racer Marìa Herre...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 5, 2019 at 2:15 AM||comments (105)|
With Italy’s Alex Brancati and American Maddie Hoover progressing to the top-flight FIM TrialGP Women class this season, Germany’s Sophia ter Jung (TRRS) could very well be next in line for the FIM Trial2 Women throne.
Now last year’s top two are testing themselves against the likes of Emma Bristow and Sandra G...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 7, 2019 at 2:15 AM||comments (0)|
The FIM and FIA Women’s Commissions have united their forces to organise the first ever joint Conference for Women in Motorsport. The conference will be held in Vierumäki, Finland on 17 and 18 of August.
Participants will have the chance to hear from top level speakers from various continents and horizons such as Maria Herrera from...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 18, 2019 at 6:05 PM||comments (0)|
This Saturday marks Kirsten Landman’s first race back on South African soil since the 2019 Merzouga Rally. In what was the most memorable moment of her career, Landman finished the Saharan stage race to qualify for the 2020 Dakar Rally.
“I can happily say after five stages and close to 1200km’s, I am officially (according to the ...Read Full Post »
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|Posted on September 10, 2018 at 6:55 PM||comments (101)|
Today’s motorcyclists are doctors, lawyers, accountants, even politicians. It is a lifestyle that has been embraced across the colour spectrum since the 1940s. Motorsport South Africa (MSA) wants to tap into the rise and rise of black riders to attract more participants to the multitude of motorcycle racing categories across South Africa, especially black wome...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 18, 2018 at 3:25 AM||comments (0)|
After her accident at the Motul Power Athlete photoshoot, the Naledi, Dragon Energy rider is back from a severe shoulder and back injury. She competed at this weekend’s National Motocross event at Terra Topia, where she raced her 450 KTM machine to a top 10 in the popular MX3 class against the over 30 men.
Her starts ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 22, 2018 at 4:35 AM||comments (0)|
After a successful pilot event in 2017 Wambui Ngunya - a Director of Colobus Conservation once again decided to organise and take part in Cruise for Colobus; a 550km motorcycle ride from Nairobi to Diani to raise funds for the conservation of Colobus monkeys. The event took place on Friday, 15 June 2018.
The main aim of the ride is to enabl...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 13, 2018 at 4:25 AM||comments (99)|
Some kids worry about their video games and school, others kick butts and break boundaries
What were you up to when you were 12 years old? I was finishing my last year of elementary school and life revolved around my Gameboy, Pokemon—back when there were only 150 of them—and my Pikachu Tamagotchi. Changing the world wasn’t exactly ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 11, 2018 at 9:35 AM||comments (102)|
Most people at the young age of six were eager to learn how to ride that new bike their parents bought for them.
But Tanya Muzinda was already handling a motorbike on her own and had begun tackling a male-dominated sport: motocross.
At just 12, she is already an accomplished motocross rider and the first ever female motocross champion...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 6, 2018 at 3:15 AM||comments (101)|
The International Working Group (IWG) World Conference on Women and Sport is a milestone event, which, every four years, focuses global attention on specific goals and actions aimed at offering men and women equal opportunities in the sports arena.
The FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission and its continental counterpart, the FIM Africa Women’s Commission, participa...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 25, 2018 at 5:50 AM||comments (97)|
Nicole van Aswegen's prolific return to main circuit racing will see her in action at South Africa's biggest motor racing venue again. The Monroe Racing rider will be competing on the Triumph Daytona 675R at Round 4 of the Super-GP Champions Trophy to be held at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. This event will coincide with 2018 Auto Trader South African Bike Festival which ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 23, 2018 at 4:10 AM||comments (0)|
The Monroe Racing team again delivered an excellent performance during Round 3 of the 2018 Zimbabwean Superbike Championship held at the Sables Dragpro Zimbabwe circuit on Sunday, May 20.
Returning to the venue was Zoé Bosch who made vast improvements to her times since her previous visit to the circuit. Riding the Kawasaki ZX-6R she qualified ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 16, 2018 at 8:20 AM||comments (93)|
After Helsinki (Finland) in 2014, where the Conference theme was “Lead the Change, Be the Change”, the city of Gaborone in Botswana will welcome the 7th International Working Group (IWG) World Conference on Women and Sport from 17 to 20 May 2018.
This year’s Conference will be exploring the theme: “Determine the future. Be Part of the C...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 18, 2018 at 4:40 AM||comments (93)|
It has certainly been a long break away from competitive main circuit racing for the fastest lady rider in South Africa, but Nicole van Aswegen certainly showed the Bulawayo crowd that she didn’t lose her touch on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Hard work paid off with her celebrating a host of strong results against a quality field of riders.
Fo...Read Full Post »