14 November 2020 saw Round 4 of the MSA South African National Enduro take place in Creighton, Kwazulu Natal. Yamaha had three National titles on the line with Dylan Cox, Lloyd Kirk and Bruce May, all three titles would come down to the checkered flag.
After the sighting lap, it was clear that this was going to be a very tough, physically demanding and blistering hot race in Creighton.
Dylan Cox, RBS Yamaha rider, needed to finish the race in front of his nearest competitor to clinch his first-ever National Championship title and did so by winning the final round in the High School category on his RBS Yamaha YZ125X. Dylan crossed the finish line in style and was immediately greeted by his very proud father, Kevin Cox, with open arms.
Lloyd Kirk, Proudly Bidvest bLU cRU Yamaha rider, has had a very tough and emotional year but needed to place all focus on this race as it would determine if he would walk away with a National Championship, or not. He required to achieve a third-place or better to beat his nearest competitor.
Lap 1 saw Lloyd fall behind his nearest competitor but Lloyd would eventually pass him back in lap 4 and open up a gap. Lloyd crossed the finish line in third place for the day and was greeted by the entire Yamaha team as well as his family members with cheers all round. “I am really happy to walk away with the Championship win after a few years of being so close to the win, but just losing out. This win means the world to me and my family,” says Lloyd Kirk. Lloyd’s third-place finish would be enough to clinch his first-ever National Championship title in the E1 category on his YZ250FX.
Bruce May, Peak Yamaha rider and owner, just needed to finish the race in one piece to walk away with his second National Masters Championship on his YZ250X. “The course was very technical and you had to ride smart to get over all the obstacles. The most important tactic was preserving energy due to the immense heat,” says Bruce. Bruce would finish the day in first and claim his second National Masters Enduro Championship.
In conclusion, the bLU cRU Yamaha riders and team did exactly what they had set out to do and once again secured multiple Championship wins in the South African National Enduro Championship.
Thank-you must be expressed to the entire bLU cRU team and sponsors for their support throughout the 2020 racing year: Proudly Bidvest, AMP, Shoei, Acerbis, RK Chains, Progrip, Yamalube, GYTR, PSP Racing, Metzeler, Carbontech and Racestar Graffix.