The second spherical of the Nationwide Motocross Championship took Husqvarna Racing to Thunder Valley, Pietermaritzburg, this weekend. With rain anticipated, most riders had ready for a muddy Thunder Valley. When the rain didn’t arrive, nevertheless, riders needed to adapt to the surprising situations.
The occasion was off to a stable begin for MX2 rider Davin Cocker who certified in sixth place. Whereas Cocker initially discovered the monitor difficult, as soon as he discovered his rhythm he placed on one in all his finest performances of the season.
The rider had a spectacular begin to the primary moto and held a formidable tempo to complete the warmth in third. The second moto noticed one other blistering begin, however an unlucky crash despatched him to the again of the pack. With a “by no means say die” perspective the rider chased down his opponents to safe ninth place and seventh total.
“We’re very impressed with Davin’s efficiency. His first race consisted of an ideal begin and gorgeous pace all through what was the most popular class of the day. The second warmth was off to a different nice begin, however an unlucky tumble due to the mud set him again. What the moto did present, nevertheless, was nice coronary heart to battle again from stone final to get again within the high ten!” stated Husqvarna South Africa’s Model Supervisor Fred Fensham.
“I’m nonetheless settling into the sensation of racing motocross once more, however this weekend simply confirmed me that I’ve the tempo to battle it out with the frontrunners. It was such an thrilling weekend,” stated Cocker.
Additionally snatching up some useful championship factors was Husqvarna Racing’s Neil van der Vyver. The younger gun was off to a stable begin when he certified in third. Like most riders, Van der Vyver had hoped for rain and needed to adapt to a dry, dusty monitor as an alternative.
An unlucky crash within the first moto set the rider again momentarily, however he wasted no time in getting again on the bike to regain his composure and end the warmth in third.
“I damage my leg after the crash, so I performed it secure within the second moto to complete with one other third place and third total. I’m pleased to have secured the championship factors regardless that it was robust day of racing. I can’t watch for the subsequent spherical in Bloemfontein – it’s one in all my favorite tracks and I actually wish to go for the win!” defined Van der Vyver.
In what was a bittersweet weekend of racing, the crew was left disenchanted when visitor rider Micheal Docherty was unable to race to his full potential. The crew commented: “It was a disastrous weekend stuffed with gremlins, hampering the hopes of Docherty showcasing his true potential. Whereas flashes of brilliance and pace had been evident, there are not any outcomes to indicate for his sensible driving.”
After the current harm and retirement of David Goosen, the crew is beneath present negotiations with numerous events to pair up with an appropriate MX1 rider for the rest of the season.
Revealed by: Fred Fensham
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