Franchise Co Tork Craft Honda Wing Racing closed its Cross Country racing season in style. The team delivered another win and another title to its splendid 2023 racing tally at the GXCC Gauteng championship finals in Carletonville on Saturday.
Senior rider Wynand Delport continued Team Red’s domination of the GXCC over-30 class with the final win. At the other end of the scale, Liam Scheepers took a fine second to close his 85cc Junior season on a high, while Tyron Beverly also ended second in 250cc OR3. Franchise Co Tork Craft Honda Wing Racing open class OR1 riders Hayden Louw and John Botha meanwhile stormed home third and fourth overall, and in class.
“That’s a marvellous end to Franchise Co Tork Craft Honda Wing Racing’s 2023 season and we have so many reasons to celebrate,” team boss Harry Grobler wrapped it up. “Congratulations one and all to every member of our brilliant team on a great year of racing. Today we celebrate a double championship as Murray Smith dominated the 85cc Junior season to take both those national and Gauteng class titles.
“Also, huge congratulations to Wynand Delport on a fine first win on Saturday, not to mention an exceptional effort by each of Liam, Tyron, Hayden, and John over the past weekend. You all made us proud. As did the rest of the team, notably Mike Pentecost second on the national OR1 chase, Louwrens Mahoney the runner-up in National Seniors, and every other rider who played a part in a great season. Well done all of you!
“Now we can relax, unwind and come back fresh and ready for a whole new season with new challenges, new races to win and new champions to crown. See you early 2024!”