Pepson Plastics Husqvarna star William Oosthuizen made it five South African National Enduro Championship E1 class wins out of five starts at the tough and testing Robertson Enduro over the weekend as he led another strong team performance in the Western Cape. Oosthuizen’s teammates similarly ignored the trappings of the valley of wine and roses as Brett Swanepoel ended second in open class E2 and Matthew Green rode home fourth in 200cc E1.
“I could get used to this!” Mossel Bay star William Oosthuizen beamed after extending his unbeaten streak to five wins this season. “It was also good for the championship thanks to Bradley Cox ending second ahead of my main championship rival Lloyd Kirk for the first time and that gives us a bigger points gap going into the last round.
“Well done Ant for the perfect preparation and thanks as ever to Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing supported by Liqui Moly for an incredible machine. “Now I really have butterflies in my tummy ahead of the final round of the championship in PE early in October — we have worked so hard for this – so Rover Enduro is going to be a really big weekend for all of us!”
Salt Rock KZN charger Brett Swanepoel meanwhile enjoyed his best outing of the enduro season with a strong second in E2 in Robertson to move up to a provisional joint third in that title chase. “Robertson was a great weekend — I’m getting back to where I need to be and I am most excited for the last race of the season,” Brett confirmed. “Thanks to my incredible Pepson Plastics team for a perfect Husqvarna again this weekend — now we can look ahead to ending the season in style.”
Nottingham Road KZN youngster Matthew Green also enjoyed a strong weekend in Robertson, riding home fourth in E1 as he continues in his chase for third in the title race. “We had a good fight out there today and I’m satisfied with fourth,” Matthew admitted. “It was another strong result towards our championship, which reshuffled around me this weekend and we are still right in there in the fight for third in E1, so let’s see what the final round brings in October…”
“It’s all done and dusted in Robertson,” Husqvarna South Africa Motorcycles brand manager Fred Fensham concluded. “William goes five for five in E1 and now heads to the last round with a bigger points gap, Brett had an awesome ride to second in E2 and Matt fought for fourth in E1. “Hats off to Ant for perfect prep and the awesome family support we have — that was another great day for Pepson Plastics Husqvarna supported by Liqui Moly.”