Q4 Fuel Team ready for Bloem motocross
Q4 Fuel Husqvarna Racing heads to Bloemfontein in the Free State Sunday 19 May fully intent to maintain its domination into the third round of the 2018 TRP Distributors SA National Motocross Championship. Maddy Malan heads to the Free State fresh off double victories aboard his Q4 Fuel Husqvarna to his home round at Thunder Valley at Pietermaritzburg last time out while teammate Caleb Tennant is keen to continue his good run and young Niel van der Vyfer eyes further progress too.
Malan has been training flat out since his breakthrough win at home — the KZN rider had fought back to fitness following a 2016 injury and he is delighted to be back at full strength. “It’s been a long, hard slog, but it was great to be back on top again in round two,” Maddy explained. “Now to keep the momentum going into the third round - it's a new race, I have new goals and new motivation. I love racing in Bloemfontein — it’s such a cool weekend every year and I'm ready to reward my fantastic Q4 Fuel Husqvarna team and all my other awesome sponsors with more of what we did at ‘Maritzburg last time out!”
Cape Town rider Tennant likewise carries strong momentum into the Free State following a Q4 Fuel Husqvarna 1-2 behind teammate Malan last time out to move into the MX1 championship lead, while consolidating his MX2 title charge in KZN. “I have had a great start to 2018 with my Q4 Fuel Husqvarnas and we go to Bloem in a decent position in both championship chase,” Caleb pointed out. “We also had a good run in the recent Bloemfontein regional races in preparation for the nationals and I’d say we are ready to race — let’s do it!”
South African 50cc champion van der Vyver aims to continue his solid progress since stepping up to the 65cc class with Q4 Fuel Husqvarna Racing this year and he’s looking to a power weekend in the Free State. “We started the season with two sixth places and improved to a couple of thirds in round 2,” Niel explained. “Now we need to keep the trend going in the right direction! “I can’t wait for Bloemfontein and the chance to move my Q4 Fuel Husqvarna further up the podium.”
“Q4 Fuel Husqvarna Racing has enjoyed a great start to the 2018 SA national motocross season and we intend to keep building on that on all fronts,” Husqvarna South Africa brand Manager Fred Fensham confirmed. “The guys are ready to deliver Bloemfontein — good luck to the team in the Free State — bring it home boys!”
Q4 Fuel Husqvarna Racing races with Liqui Moly lubricants, Metzeler tyres, FMF Racing Exhausts and WP suspension.