Dirt and Trail August 2019

RobRidefast

KTM:

Brother Leader Tread KTM’s Scott Bouverie

lined up for the first main race day with

a tall order. The rider had to close the

two-minute gap that championship rival

Kyle Flanagan managed to open up on the

time trial if he had any chance of staying in

contention for the win.

Without any route markers or clear tracks

to follow, Bouverie attempted to selfnavigate

through Eshowe’s unforgiving

terrain in the hope of catching Flanagan.

After three demanding days in the saddle,

it was Flanagan who managed to get the

upper hand at this round with Bouverie

finishing in third place.

Bouverie remains positive, however, and

commented: “The championship is far

from over and the result could be very

different at the next round when there are

clearly marked tracks to follow. I’m still in

the fight.”

It was another successful round for

teammate Kirsten Landman, who once

again went up against the boys as the only

female in the E2 Class. She finished the

event in an impressive 10th place overall –

an unsurprising result from South Africa’s

enduro queen.

It wasn’t just her technical talent that got

her to the finish line, however. It was clear

that Landman had also been working on

her navigational skills as she prepares for

one of the biggest challenge of her career –

the 2020 Dakar Rally.

“Every race I finish is just another positive

step towards my dream of finishing the

Dakar. I’m really happy with the result this

weekend – it’s a massive confidence boost

going forward,” said Landman.

Rounding out the team was Bradley Cox,

who only narrowly missed the podium with

a fourth place overall. While he may not be

in the fight for the overall title, he’ll certainly

come back fighting to get back onto the

podium at the next round.

Kirst Landman

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