Race Highlights From A Wet And Wild Hoogekraal Enduro Western Cape

Race Highlights From A Wet And Wild Hoogekraal Enduro Western Cape
Discerning how much traction would be available in a corner became a fine art at Hoogekraal!

The Hoogekraal location typically offers an easy point of entry for riders into the Enduro Western Cape series from a relative difficulty perspective but the unexpected rainy weather may have had other things in mind!

SLIPPERY WHEN WET – ENDURO WESTERN CAPE HOOGEKRAAL

Traction was ever variable throughout the 5 stages of the Full Enduro, as well as the 3 of the Lite. Some corners seems to offer immense grip only to be followed by and ice rink on the next turn! Reading the ground well and knowing where to commit would be crucial for those hunting a podium spot.

There were few riders who made it down without an encounter with the ground yet the gees to be out racing enduro remained high!

Race Highlights From A Wet And Wild Hoogekraal Enduro Western Cape
Stage 4, The Cobra, had an extra bit of spice in its bite with the wet weather! Tread lightly.

When it came down to the final times, there was an undercover pinner who snuck their way into the overall win! Darryn Stow who has been out of racing due to health issues for 2 years now made a great return and showed there is still some form to be enjoyed! Frankie Du Toit also finally took another EWC win, the last of those being before Jonkershoek 2019! The queen of enduro is back on top, unsurprisingly after a showing at World Downhill Champs and a huge win at SA Enduro Champs a few weeks back!

Race Highlights From A Wet And Wild Hoogekraal Enduro Western Cape
Frankie Du Toit is back in the game!
Race Highlights From A Wet And Wild Hoogekraal Enduro Western Cape
Matt Beers stood in for Andreassen on the podium and handed out the beers he’d promised to anyone who could beat him on the day!

TOP 5 OVERALL RESULTS

WOMEN
1st Frankie Du Toit – 19:49.821
2nd Jessi Nixon – 21:31.447
3rd Kylie Hanekom – 21:37.314
4th Colleen Louw – 22:46.523
5th Robyn Emslie – 23:11.314

MEN
1st Darryn Stow – 17:51.847
2nd Max Sullivan – 18:06.237
3rd Philip George V.S – 18:12.164
4th Simon Andreassen – 18:31.337
5th Adi van der Merwe – 18:33.434

FULL RESULTS HERE

To download images from the event CLICK HERE for Stage 3 and HERE for Stage 5 !

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