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KEMPTON PARK BMX NATIONAL REPORT- 5 & 6 JULY

14 Jul 2014

On Thursday afternoon the kids had their bikes packed and were very excited for the weekend of racing ahead.

We had an early start on Friday morning catching the 6am flight to Johannesburg. All four kids were flying for the first time which was a memorable experience for them. On arrival we collected our rental vehicle and travelled to the track to start practise. The Kempton Park track is quite a challenging track especially for the younger riders.  The start ramp is steep and very fast which takes getting used to. We spent the rest of Friday familiarsing ourselves with the track and looking at the different sections of the track and how to ride them. After a long tiring day we checked into the Protea Hotel and got some much needed rest.

Just chilling

Chilling after a very exciting but long day.

Saturday morning was Leg 1 of the racing weekend and everyone was a bit nervous but ready. Lakhanya and Sihle were racing together in the 8 year old Novice class. Kamvalethu and Emihle were racing together in the 14 year old Novice class. Lakhanya got a 1st, 2nd, 3rd and a 2nd in the Final. Sithle got  4th, 4th, 2nd and 3rd in the Final. Kamva got 2nd, 1st, 1st and 2nd in the finals. Emihle got 3rd, 4th, 3rd and 4th in the Final. All the kids rode very well and gave 100% thoughout the motos and Finals.

Start shoot

 Lakhanya & Sihle ready to race in the 8yr old Novice Class

Hard racing in the 8yr old Novice class

Hard racing in the 8yr old Novice class.

 Start gate 14yr novice class

Kamva & Emihle in the start gate for the 14yr old Novice Class

Sunday morning -  Leg 2 of the racing weekend.Sihle ready for the days action

 

I woke up early to find Sithle all dressed, even with his helmet on and was ready to race! The kids were excited and feeling determined after their good results from the previous day. It was another good day of racing and everyone was looking more comfortable and riding with confidence.

 

Lakhanya got 1st, 1st, 2nd and a 1st in the Finals. Sithle got 4th, puncture, 3rd and 4th in the Final. Emihle got 4th, 3rd, 3rd and 2nd in the Final. Kamva got 1st, 1st, 1st but unfortunately crashed in the final.

 

Everyone was happy with the days racing and they were so enjoying the track that they continued to ride long after everyone had left.

Proudly showing off their medals

Proudly showing off their medals.

The kids thoroughly enjoyed the weekend. They got to experience top BMX racing in the country and racing of all levels which inspired them. They learnt and improved a lot over the weekend.

It was a very successful trip and we would like to thank Songo.info and all the sponsors that made the trip possible