Cross Country Racing has lost a superhero

Leading South African Cross Country motorcycle racer Mike Pentecost died following a freak accident while competing in the Gauteng Northern Regions GXCC round at Bela Bela on Saturday 8 June 2024. Former South African champion Mike leaves his wife Jamie-Lee and young son, Hunter.

“We are utterly devastated to confirm the untimely passing of Mike Pentecost,” team manager Harry Grobler confirmed. “A highly accomplished, popular and most capable rider, our team leader and also a superhero and mentor to so many young racers, Mike leaves a massive void in the South African Cross Country family. 

“We extend our deepest and most sincere condolences to Jamie-Lee, and his family, to Mike’s rivals and friends, to all in our team, Cross Country racing and motorsport in general and to everyone this huge man touched in his life. 

“He was more a son to me and a brother to our entire UB Leisure TFC Sleepover Honda Wing Racing. Rest in peace, Magic Mike.”


Issued on behalf of Honda Cross Country

What:Mike Pentecost
Where:Northwest Province
When:8 June 2024
Community:South Africa National

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