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rider Travis Teasdale wins NESS round 1
The first round of the National Enduro Championship was held in Lesotho the first round of the NESS Championship. The wet and slippery conditions forced the organizers to change the route due to safety reasons. The course consisted of 28km loop through the gruelling conditions through Lesotho and the riders were in for a very wet day ahead. The CleanriteSolč racing team were ready to line up and tackle the race ahead with the team racing in the following classes. Travis Teasdale (E2) Kyle Holton (E2) Leon Els (Clubman) and Team Manager Alan Burton (Masters).
Here is what the CleanriteSolčracing team had to say about there day in Lesotho.
Travis- I am really happy with my result over the weekend, I have not done a big race in about 5 months so I have decided not to enter any international races until I compete in a South African National event. The event was really slippery and with all the rain the night before the guys decided to change the route. After starting in row 10 I picked my way. After every lap until the end of the last lap I was able to win the event. I Really happy with my set up on the bike and after lots of testing with Hilton Hayward suspension we are definitely going in the right direction. Big thanks goes out to the Team and all the support.
Leon- After competing in the Roof of Africa 2019 I was really excited to be back in Lesotho for the 1st round of the NESS series. I took it easy in the really slippery conditions and tried to minimize all my mistakes during the laps. I am happy overall with the event and excited to keep improving into the next events ahead.
Alan- Starting in a new class, moving from Club to Masters and being my first National I am very happy with P4 for the day considering it was fast more than Technical. I am looking forward to the rest of the season ahead to improve on the basics.
Kyle- With the new year starting I was excited to see how my off season preparation had gone. After the first regional harescramble in Eshowe, I was looking forward to the national in Lesotho. On the day they changed the loop from the enduro to the national off road time trail loop due to rain, which I was happy with but I couldn’t get into a rhythm and had one too many crashes This led me to getting a poor position for the race. I’ll just have be positive for the next one and work harder on the negatives for the round in P.E.
With round one done and dusted the team look forward to the next races ahead with Travis Teasdale leaving to Peru for Elinka Hard Enduro on the 20-22 February and the rest of the Team preparing for the first round of the WFO championship on the 29th of February in Midillovo.