The Brother Leader Tread KTM Enduro team displayed an impressive performance at the inaugural round of the South African National Traditional Enduro Championship, leaving a mark with their true grit.
The team, comprised of William Slater, Dylan Jones, and Matthew Stevens competing in the E2, E1, and high school classes respectively, delivered outstanding performances on the tricky track, showcasing their prowess and tenacity.
William Slater encountered a minor setback on the start line, resulting in a seven-minute delayed start and starting in 27th position. Undeterred by the situation, Slater exhibited his speed on his KTM 300 EXC through the challenging terrain. Overcoming the initial setback, he embarked on a remarkable journey, progressively advancing through the ranks. Slater’s unwavering perseverance paid off, culminating in an impressive fourth-place finish in his class and an admirable eighth-place overall. “Considering how the day went, I’m frustrated, but happy to get valuable points on the board. We can only take it from here and work towards the next one.” Slater said.
Jones, on his KTM 250 EXC-F, riding with outstanding prowess and battling against tough competitors secured an impressive second-place finish in his class and a fourth place overall. Jones commented, “At the start of the last lap I was lying sixth overall, so I put a hard charge in and managed to bring it down to 4th overall and 2nd in class. So I’m super stoked with that”
Meanwhile, Stevens displayed commendable maturity and riding technique on his KTM 150 EXC, ultimately achieving a notable third-place finish in his class and an impressive ninth place overall. “I’m not far off anymore, I’ve been working hard and the bike was amazing. Really a pleasure to ride”, Stevens said.
The Brother Leader Tread KTM Enduro team’s performance in the first round of the South African National Traditional Enduro Championship highlighted just how capable the team and the bikes are. Despite the challenges faced, the team showcased resilience and skill, delivering strong finishes in their respective classes and contributing significantly to the team’s overall success.
KTM Group manager Grant Frerichs commented on the team’s performance stating, ”The team had a tough day out at Rover but I am proud of all 3 riders for their tenacity and “never give up” attitude doing what they needed to do to keep their respective championships alive.”