The best Motocross riders in Africa are getting ready to gather for the FIM AFRICA Motocross of African Nations at Donnybrook, Harare from 28-30 August, and the best of Women’s Motocross will compete for the third year running, with South Africa looking to defend its titles.
After the intense racing in 2014, competitors, supporters and fans are once again assured of an action-packed race weekend as the ladies battle against riders from Zambia and Zimbabwe for highest honours at the Motocross of African Nations.
Since the introduction of the Women’s class in 2013 under the helm of Motorsport Legend and 2008 gsport Woman of the Year, Beaulah Schoeman, the best female motocross riders in Africa have had an opportunity to be part of this prestigious event and to represent their countries alongside their male counterparts, as part of Team South Africa.
2014 saw the event take place in Zambia with women from Zambia, South Africa and Uganda battling out to score points for their country, as well as the individual titles as the best riders in Africa.
The racing was incredible, and not only did the SA ladies take the win in their respective class, but Team South Africa managed to win on a tie based on total individual wins, in each race by the riders.
SA WMX rider Brittany Cuthbert walked away with the overall win in the ladies class for the second year in a row and she returns this year from Europe to once again defend her title.
National Women’s Motocross riders Toni Jardine and Natasha Rugani will return alongside Brittany as part of the team, together with 16 year old newcomer and rising Women’s Motocross star Bo-Dene Scott from Cape Town.
Look out for news about the ladies and the rest of Team South Africa direct from the event and be sure to follow Motocross SA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the action.
Photo captions: Slides depicting the strengths of Team SA, lead by Brittany Cuthbert alongside National Women’s Motocross riders Toni Jardine and Natasha Rugani, and joined by 16-year old newcomer and rising Women’s Motocross star Bo-Dene Scott, who are getting ready to defend national pride and continental titles from 28-30 August in Harare. Photos: Supplied
With editing by gsport