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Team Green Stays On Top

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Pepson Plastics Kawasaki Factory Racing with Michelin, Motul, Bikewise and Scottish Cables continued its impressive 2024 Cross Country Motorcycle season with another strong performance at a rough and tough second-round GXCC Gauteng Cross Country Motorcycle championship at Rysmierbult on Sunday.

“Our Masters champion Pieter Holl drilled them again, Geoff Den won Vets and young Jake Pretorius took the OR4 win too,” Pepson Plastics Kawasaki team principal Iain Pepper confirmed. “Jaycee Nienaber was also third overall and in OR1, Cameron Becker third in OR3 and Wade Den had a good run into fourth in OR1 and sixth overall.”

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“Rysmierbult is not one of my favourite races,” Pieter Holl confessed. “But the vibe at the Pepson pit was awesome with everybody ready and Iain handing out new kit and hats. I got the holeshot and really enjoyed my ride and my pit crew was right on point to increase my two-minute lead for the win. My Pepson Plastics Kawasaki suspension worked wonders, the pit crew was exceptional and huge thanks to Iain for keeping this special wheel turning!”

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“Rysmierbult lived up to its really tough reputation,” Vets winner Geoff Den reported. “The heat wave made it even tougher, but I’m now right at home on my Pepson Plastics Kawasaki KX 450 X and had a great start to holeshot and lead. I slipped back in the lurkers and dust, but our super crew did a really fast refuel to get me out in front and I kept ahead to win. Thanks to Pepson Plastics Kawasaki for all the hard work and support.”

“I had a decent day in the saddle and my Pepson Plastics Factory Kawasaki KX 450 X performed brilliantly,” Jaycee Nienaber reported. “I made an average start going out mid-pack, so I had to fight through the dust and made a few passes. My team was fantastic with our super-fast pit stops to help me end the day third overall and in PR1. As always, a huge thank you to the Pepson Plastics team.”

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“That was another good day out on my Pepson Plastics Kawasaki KX 450 X,” Wade Den added. “I made a good start and ran third in OR1 for the first few laps and I was happy to get through the day without any crashes on a rocky route with so many lurkers about. The best part of the day was the fast pit stops and teamwork from the crew! A big thank you Iain Pepper and all the sponsors who make it possible!”

“We were also a bit unlucky today when OR1 rider D’artagnan Lobjoit fell and sliced open his arm so I stopped him from continuing and Wian Wentzel had an issue while leading OR3,” Iain Pepper concluded. “Still, Pepson Plastics Kawasaki Factory Racing with Michelin, Motul, Bikewise and Scottish Cables continued to impress with another good result today. It’s upward and upward from here!”

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Compiled by the ZA Bikers team.