9 March 2019 – Race Report conducted by our sponsored rider, Johan Volgelesang – Rider Number #18
The 2019 Free State Regional Championship got off to a terrible start for me at round 1 in Welkom where a mechanical in the first heat set me back in the points standings luckily I was able to bounce back and win heat 2 and 3.
Coming into round 2 I was really looking forward to get behind the gates again and try to get maximum points to get back into the championship fight. The day started off smooth and I was feeling really good in practice.
Unfortunately I was not able to carry that momentum into the 1st heat where I got a poor start worked my way into 3rd and unfortunately was not able to get into 2nd after a fierce battle all race long.
Unforeseen weather cancelled heat 2 and 3 which I was very disappointed about as I usually excel in muddy conditions and felt I had a good chance to make up the points I had lost earlier.
I will now be focusing on round 2 of the SA Mx National Championship in Cape Town I still have a lot of work ahead to be where I should at Round 2 but I am really looking forward to the challenge