2009 AMU CUP Motocross – Namibia
2009 AMU CUP Motocross – Namibia – 27 & 28 June, 2009
Gallina MX Motocross Park in Windhoek, Namibia was the host to the FULL THROTTLE 2009 AMU MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP OF AFRICAN NATIONS (AMU is the acronym for African Motorcycle Union).
This Cup event that welcomes all interested African counties to participate – every second year – saw only 6 countries enter the fray for the challenge this year. The event which is financially and logistically backed by the FIM is a great occasion for African nations to pull together and test their mettle against their continental peers.
Once again South African motorcycle superstore chain FULL THROTTLE accommodated the motocross fraternity with their sponsorship and filming of the event. Every thanks go to them for traveling cross-border to support and film the event at extraordinarily high financial cost.
The track at Gallina was by all accounts very tough. The orange sandy soil broke down a great deal over the Saturday practise session for a rough start to Sunday racing.
The 50cc and 65cc classes battled in the sandy and rutted conditions but it was a true test of riding skills nonetheless.
The scores from the top two riders in each class for the day (over three heats) constitute the basis for the points tally for the overall country point’s award.
South Africa “white washed” its African cousins scoring almost 100% more points than the number 2 and 3 countries.
The Top 2 riders in each class for the day were all SOUTH AFRICAN, and they are:
Dirco Van Der Westhuizen
85cc (Senior AKA MX Lites AKA Pro Mini)