Dirt and Trail August 2019

RobRidefast

Impi National Enduro: Eshowe

Yamaha’s Kyle Flanagan takes the win.

Impi is one of the big events in SA

usually attracting some good numbers

– which means that they are doing

something right. This year the national

Enduro took place in Eshowe. Tough

race for sure! We still want features

from the non pro riders, so if you attend

a race – send us your perspective and

we might just make you famous!!

Thanks to ZCMC, Gareth Davidson and

Hayds Brown for the use of your pics.

Here’s the skinny:

The Proudly Bidvest bLU cRU Yamaha

team attended with the intention of

increasing points in E2 and Masters

Championship and earning more points in

the E1 category.

Kyle Flanagan, the fastest qualifier from

Time Trial aboard his YZ250X, lead the

race from start to finish on both days

whilst he had some competition from

Luke Walker in the Time Trial and Brett

Swanepoel in Day 2 of racing. Kyle,

however, kept his cool “I’m glad I was

able to open a gap on the field of riders

quickly in Day 1 so my strategy for Day

2 was to increase my gap which I did. I

couldn’t be happier to walk away with

overall after three days of intense racing.”

Kyle won the E2 Category and the overall

for the day and is currently leading the E2

championship.

Lloyd Kirk had a great Time Trial and

qualified first in E1 aboard his YZ250FX

despite a big crash. Lloyd progressed well

in Day 1 until he accidentally hurt his knee

badly and had to dig deep to finish. Day 2

was all about survival mode and Lloyd did

exactly that even though he experienced

GPS issues he finished strong. “I knew

it was going to be a tough race when I

injured my knee but I am really happy with

my result considering”. Lloyd placed a

very respectable 2nd for the day in the

E1 category and is currently 2nd in the

championship.

Bruce May qualified first in Masters for

the Time Trial and was absolutely flawless

44 DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE AUGUST 2019

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