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What If Some Of SA’s Best Riders Competed Against Each Other, But On Delivery Bikes?

With the return of Stofskop, Powered by Motul, to the Randfontein Raceway on Saturday 12 August 2023, fans can now look forward to a new class featuring some of SA’s top motorcycle competitors, all on the track at the same time… but on delivery bikes!

Photo credit: Bjorn Moreira / ZA Bikers

The Delivery Bike Dash in the Dust will finally answer the question that motorsports fans across South Africa have debated for years: who is the fastest of them all? Well, it might – but even if the results aren’t decisive, the Delivery Bike Dash in the Dust is bound to serve up the kind of thrills and spills that can only be found at Stofskop.

The line-up of legends – who have 37 national titles between them – will be unmatched in SA motorcycle event history. Get ready to witness these superstars in action:

  • Clinton Seller (9-time SA Road Racing Champion);
  • Ross Branch (FIM Cross Country Championship contender, Dakar Rally legend and 3-time National Title Holder);
  • Brian Capper (11-time National Title Holder and Trials, Stunt, Supermotard and Enduro legend);
  • Darryl Curtis (Dakar legend, 7 National Championships and triple Roof of Africa winner);
  • Hippocrates ‘Taki’ Bogiages (Enduro and Off-Road Champion and Motul’s Technical Manager);
  • Louwrens Mahoney (triple Roof of Africa winner and 7-time National Off-Road Title Winner).

In Stofskop where the only rule is there are no rules, it’s bound to be more than a little competitive. With the legends involved all hailing from different disciplines, Stofskop Chief Organiser, Chris Shelvey, wanted to come up with a way of levelling the playing fields.

“To make things even more interesting, these champions won’t be riding their usual mounts. Instead, they’ll each be on a delivery bike, box and all!” explained Shelvey. “Instead of turning up with pizza, they’ll be delivering more of the noise, dust and humour that we know the Stofskop family enjoys,” he added.

Photo credit: Bjorn Moreira / ZA Bikers

The format of the Delivery Bike Dash in the Dust will be a standalone class with four laps per ride, and four or five rides during the day (time allowing). The delivery bikes will be provided by Honda SA with all these riding legends taking part on the Honda Ace 125. The only exception will be Ross Branch, who will be riding a Hero Eco, supplied by his Dakar Rally partner.

“At Motul, we always strive to do the extraordinary and push the boundaries. We are excited to partner with Honda South Africa to put these delivery bikes to the test and see how these legends perform on unfamiliar equipment,” commented Mercia Jansen of Motul.

Photo credit: Bjorn Moreira / ZA Bikers

Registration starts at 9 AM and the first heats will start at 12 pm. Spectator tickets are just R50 per person at the gate and under 12s can enter for free. Spectators will also automatically be entered into the Grand Prize Draw, with some awesome prizes up for grabs thanks to sponsors and partners of the event.

Check out the official Stofskop Facebook page for more info about the event and to see some of the fantastic motorcycles that have been entered.

Photo credit: Bjorn Moreira / ZA Bikers
Staff Writer
Staff Writer
Compiled by the ZA Bikers team.
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