|Great Results from Aranos Enduro|
|Written by Staff Reporter|
|Wednesday, 13 June 2012 22:03|
Round four of the Bank Windhoek Namibian National Enduro Series was held in and around Aranos on Saturday, 9 June. This year the event again proved to be a huge success with local riders joining the national competitors to take on the red dunes and other obstacles. A total of 96 riders took part in the event, proving that the number of competitors in the sport has been growing during this year, said organisers.
Racing got underway in chilly conditions, but the riders were soon sweating and fighting it out for the top spot in the different classes. In the bike class, Tommy Gouws scored his second victory of the season by beating Henner Rusch by 32 seconds in a closely-fought battle over the 180 km total distance. In the National Quad Class Windzor Huselman produced a convincing win to secure the top spot in this class. A business class and a farmers’ class were added to ensure that the community becomes part of the action. The participants in these classes all agreed that the sport requires discipline and fitness, but appreciated the opportunity to test their mettle against the country’s top riders. In the 200cc Class, it was Kai Hennes (KTM) who secured victory ahead of Claude Brendel (KTM) and Jὃrn Greiter (KTM) in second and third place respectively. In the open class, it was Tommy Gouws (Yamaha) who secured victory ahead of Henner Rusch (KTM) and Ingo Waldschmidt (KTM). In the National Quad Class, Windzor Huselman (Honda) secured victory ahead of Pierre Cronje (Honda) and Heiko Bernstein (Honda) in third place. In the Ladies Quad Class, it was Maike Bochert (Honda) who secured the victory ahead of Shannon Rowland (Honda) in second and Julia Moths in third place. In the National Senior Bike Class, Eckhard Waldschmidt (KTM) secured victory ahead of Andreas Brendel (KTM) and Kai Hohmeier (KTM). In the National Senior Quad Class, it was Fanie Steenkamp (Honda) who secured victory over Clinton Hilfiger (Yamaha) and Gary Rowland (Honda) in second and third place respectively. In the Support Bikes, it was Sigi Pack who secured victory ahead of Ben Visser and Pascal Henle in second and third palce respectively. In the Support Quad Class, it was Enrico Malan who secured victory ahead of Vian Kohe and Hennie de Wit in second and third place respectively. In the Junior Quads, it was RJ Visser (Yamaha) who secured victory over Lotario van Wyk (Yamaha) and Zan-Marie Schonker (Yamaha) in second and third respectively. In the farmers or class 10 battle, it was Eugene Koen who secured victory over Marcel Henle and Frank Damaschki in second and third respectively. In the Business relay class, the pair from Aranos Vulstasie took victory over the team of FNB, followed by the team from Aranos Hotel. The next race in the Bank Windhoek Namibian National Enduro Series will take place on 12 July on the farm Albrechtshöhe in the Karibib district.