Honda wins across the board in Gauteng championship

UB Leisure TFC Sleepover Honda Wing Racing with Tork Craft and Dunlop Tyres enjoyed a brilliant day out racing at the Rysmierbult second round GXCC Gauteng Cross Country Motorcycle Championship on Saturday. 

Mike Pentecost led the Red Rocket riot with overall and 450cc OR1 victory, Blake Young delivered a brilliant maiden 250cc OR3 win, Louwrens Mahoney dominated Seniors in a fine fifth overall, and Nathan Westerside, Seth Young and Murray Smith were first, second and third in High School 125. Eric Merry and Tyron Beverly was also third and fourth in OR3, Warrick van Schalkwyk and Gerhard Vorster
Masters were second and fifth in Masters, and Ruald Potgieter starred in 85cc Juniors.

“I’m running out of fingers to count our Rysmierbult trophies,” UB Leisure TFC Sleepover Honda Racing team boss Harry Grobler beamed. We won overall, in OR1, OR3 and Seniors, dominated High School with a 1-2-3 and also on the Masters 85cc Juniors podiums, so a great outing all-round. Congratulations to Mike, Blake, Louwrens, Nathan, and the rest of our brilliant UB Leisure TFC Sleepover Honda Racing team on an incredible job today!”

“For once we had a pretty problem free day and I managed to win by over a minute,” Mike Pentecost pointed out. “My UB Leisure TFC Sleepover Honda CRF 450 RX ran like a train all day long and the team worked like clockwork. Now we just need to keep this winning pace going into the rest of the season!” 

Blake Young was over the moon with his first senior class win on only his third race since stepping up from the High School class. “I’m just lost for words,” Blake admitted. “Thanks so much to Uncle Harry and the whole UB Leisure TFC Sleepover Honda team for my brilliant CRF 250 RX this weekend, let’s just keep on going from here!”

“That a was another great race on my UB Leisure TFC Sleepover Honda,” Masters winner Louwrens Mahoney reported. “Congratulations to the team on an incredible performance, the overall victory and class wins and podiums galore today!”

It’s back to the Nationals next for UB Leisure TFC Sleepover Honda Wing Racing with Tork Craft and Dunlop at the first of two Gauteng home outings at the 13 April Trademore South African Cross Country Motorcycle Championship Elim Farm second round.

*Honda Wing Racing salutes its partners, UB Leisure, The Franchise Co,  Sleepover Motels, Tork Craft Tools, Henderson Racing Products & Dunlop Tyres, Motul Oils,  Justiracing USA, Bikewise, TBR Suspension & 515 Racing.


Issued on behalf of Honda Cross Country

What:Honda GXCC 2 Report
Where:Rysmierbult, Northwest Province
When:Saturday 16 March 2024
Community:South Africa National

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