2019 National Enduro Champions

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After a much more successful year of National Enduro racing, which culminated in the final this past weekend in P.E. - the Winterberg National Enduro, all six National Championships are legitimate (minimum of 8 average entries per class for the Championship) and the following riders can now proudly call themselves South African National Enduro Champions!!!!

National Highschool: Heinrich Aust - Scott/TRAX KTM 125

National Seniors: Dwain Barnard - D & D Group KTM 300

National Masters: Bruce May - Bidvest bLU cRU Yamaha YZ 250 FX

National E1: William Ooosthuizen - Pepson Plastics Husqvarna FE250

National E2: Kyle Flanagan - Bidvest bLU cRU Yamaha YZ 250 X

National Manufacturers Championship: Yamaha

A particular well done to all the riders that competed this year, as well as the Teams, parents, supporters, organising clubs/promotors, and to ENDURO SA and MSA, who committed to re-building National Enduro a year ago. Big steps forward were made in 2019 - 2020 will prove to be even better!!!
 
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Great to hear. Average of 8 a race should be easy to achieve or did the numbers dwindle to the point that not even that was being reached?
 

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Great to hear. Average of 8 a race should be easy to achieve or did the numbers dwindle to the point that not even that was being reached?
Last year both the National Seniors and National Masters classes did not qualify. What usually happens is that the entry numbers start dwindling towards the end of the season as those riders that have fallen out of championship contention stop coming to the last one, or two, rounds. This makes it particularly difficult to predict whether the class championships will qualify or not. Fortunately, this weekend's Winterberg had good entries in all National classes, (as well as the Clubman classes), which assisted greatly in legitimizing the Championships. Have to congratulate the Rover Club in making sure that this indeed did happen.
 

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Last year both the National Seniors and National Masters classes did not qualify. What usually happens is that the entry numbers start dwindling towards the end of the season as those riders that have fallen out of championship contention stop coming to the last one, or two, rounds. This makes it particularly difficult to predict whether the class championships will qualify or not. Fortunately, this weekend's Winterberg had good entries in all National classes, (as well as the Clubman classes), which assisted greatly in legitimizing the Championships. Have to congratulate the Rover Club in making sure that this indeed did happen.
Yeah that dwindling has always been an issue as the year rolls on. I have always said if the point structure is changed a bit they can remedy this. Allocate points for entering, then points for actually rocking up, points for crossing the start line and lastly the position you finish in. This would definitely entice some guys to enter just in order to gain points over those that dont.
 

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Yeah that dwindling has always been an issue as the year rolls on. I have always said if the point structure is changed a bit they can remedy this. Allocate points for entering, then points for actually rocking up, points for crossing the start line and lastly the position you finish in. This would definitely entice some guys to enter just in order to gain points over those that dont.
For next year, those entering the Clubman classes in the Super Series (details will follow soon)will be awarded 5 additional points for starting, and 5 additional points for finishing each event. Each point earned (including those earned for position) will represent one entry into a lucky draw at the end of the series for some serious prizes!!!! Watch this space - announcements will be made soon!
 

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After a much more successful year of National Enduro racing, which culminated in the final this past weekend in P.E. - the Winterberg National Enduro, all six National Championships are legitimate (minimum of 8 average entries per class for the Championship) and the following riders can now proudly call themselves South African National Enduro Champions!!!!

National Highschool: Heinrich Aust - Scott/TRAX KTM 125

National Seniors: Dwain Barnard - D & D Group KTM 300

National Masters: Bruce May - Bidvest bLU cRU Yamaha YZ 250 FX

National E1: William Ooosthuizen - Pepson Plastics Husqvarna FE250

National E2: Kyle Flanagan - Bidvest bLU cRU Yamaha YZ 250 X

National Manufacturers Championship: Yamaha

A particular well done to all the riders that competed this year, as well as the Teams, parents, supporters, organising clubs/promotors, and to ENDURO SA and MSA, who committed to re-building National Enduro a year ago. Big steps forward were made in 2019 - 2020 will prove to be even better!!!
At our regional races the number of entries on Yamahas have exploded. Used to be all orange and white with a few blue bikes.
Awesome to see. But has me wondering. The bikes have always been good, so is it the dealers making the difference? Or what has changed?
 

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remember the days when nearly every single event had a thread building up to the event...
 

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For next year, those entering the Clubman classes in the Super Series (details will follow soon)will be awarded 5 additional points for starting, and 5 additional points for finishing each event. Each point earned (including those earned for position) will represent one entry into a lucky draw at the end of the series for some serious prizes!!!! Watch this space - announcements will be made soon!
That sounds promising.

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At our regional races the number of entries on Yamahas have exploded. Used to be all orange and white with a few blue bikes.
Awesome to see. But has me wondering. The bikes have always been good, so is it the dealers making the difference? Or what has changed?
Reckon Half Bac could have something to do with that. I know at a National level at least he punts the product really well, plus the Blu Cru story is in full force there.:thumbs up:
 
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