Bierbrauer wins Jägermeister-Trophy
What a commotion! 48 hours prior to the start of the first race of the Inter-Series "Jäger- meister Invitational MX-Classic" the WMCC was informed that the MX-track in Olympia would not be available anymore for motorsports activities. Now it showed that the well attuned team of the WMCC really had logistical talent. Within 24 hours a track was created at Gallina Moto Cross Park and on the 6th of November the riders had a well prepared track at their disposal. Unfortunately the spectators did not honour these endeavours; so few came that the first chairman of the club could have greeted each and everyone with a handshake. However, those that came, were not disappointed at all!
Jägermeister King of the Dirt Björn Bierbrauer
In the combined Radiowave 96,7fm MX1/MX2 Class we had real international flair. Right after the start former champion Gunnar Schuster from Germany and youngster Björn Bierbrauer battled it out but, Bierbrauer asserted himself. Schuster on a Pupkewitz-Honda tried to glue himself to Björn's back-wheel, didn't watch out and gave Animal Wise the chance to breeze through. One lap later, in the 5th lap, Tommy Gous also got past Schuster and now it was certain: Schuster was exhausted, he could not deal with the heat! But that was not all for the 5th lap. Wise passed Bierbrauer, who was still suffering from a flu and won, ahead of Bierbrauer and Tommy Gous. Schuster ranked 6th, ahead of Dartagnan Lobjoit from Botswana. Rudolf Steyn finished 8th ahead of Angolan Teixeira. In the 2nd heat we instantly had a crash between Ruhan Gous and Gunnar Schuster. Schuster chased the field of riders and was found in 6th position in the 3rd lap. Bierbrauer won the holeshot and lead the field, hard charged by Animal Wise. Bierbrauer cannot withstand the pressure and lets Wise (his partner in the Honda Muxima-Team) overtake him. In the 5th lap Bierbrauer calls it quits due to a damaged fuel pump. Mark Sternagel moves to 3rd place in the 7th lap but is unable to keep this position for more than one lap; Jaco Loots on his Bike & Quad Clinic Suzuki is just faster. Wise wins ahead of Tommy Gous and Jaco Loots. Schuster ranks 6th again, ahead of Lobjoit from Botswana.
Gunnar Schuster, Germany on the Pupkewitz-Honda
The highlight was of course the "Jägermeister King of the Dirt", where Bierbrauer had to ride on his smaller 250cc Honda replacement bike. Tommy Gous on his Novel-Yamaha grabs the holeshot and leads the field for over 4 laps, until Bierbrauer – who looks awesomly fast on his little bike – assumes the lead. Lap 7 marks the end for Schuster. Man and machine are just finished. This is what the man from Botswana anticipated. Lobjoit on his inferior two-stroke bike eliminates one rival after the other and finishes with an awesome 4th place! Bierbrauer wins ahead of Tommy Gous and Jaco Loots. A great 5th place goes to Marky Sternagel on the Sternbau-Yamaha.
Riding for Angola Joshua Teixeira
In the scholars class, the Bike & Quad Clinic MX-Lites Class, Tristan Muller lived up to his role as favourite and won masterfully ahead of Pauli Loots. Joshua Teixeira who represented Angola finished 3rd, ahead of Lee Brown and Michael Barlow. Namibian Joshua Kasera had improved greatly. He made 6th place in his second race, ahead of Kenny Grobler.
Olaf Pack Germany finished third in the Clubmens Class
In the Honda Muxima Clubmen's Class the offered racing was definitely exciting. Olaf Pack (Germany) could be called holeshotking and finished in third overall. Schalk Louw from Swakopmund won, ahead of Pauli Loots, who won the 3rd heat.
The races of the Quad-Classes are a real enrichement for the sport. The protagonists of the Jägermeister Quad-A-Class are top class riders and one that is especially noteworthy is Ecki Spoerer. He stayed cool in the 2nd heat, when Jaco Snyman was in the lead, waited for the perfect moment and then passed his rival. Ecki won with a maximum number of points, ahead of Jaco Snyman and Goggo van Wyk from Rehoboth. Similarly exciting were the races in the Propshaft Ladies-Class. Mandy Huysamen had an excellent first heat with a win ahead of Anneke Steenkamp, but in the 2nd heat Anneke pushed through. In the 3rd heat Maike Bochert was in the lead for several laps, before Steenkamp ultimately won the race. Overall win for Anneke Steenkamp, ahead of Mandy Huysamen and Maike Bochert. In the Caterhire Quad-C-Class Jaques Snyman won expectedly, ahead of Shannon Rowland and Lee-Ann Smith.
Maike Bochert Ladies-Quads
The weakest class with only 4 participants was the Snyman Transport Enduro Quad-Class. Wihan Kuhne won ahead of Jandre Augustyn and Michael Kotze.
Last but not least we have the Shell Junior Warriors Class. The up-and-coming talent is recruited here and some of the riders will participate in the Lites-Class in 2011. With two heat wins Nikolai Palmhert displayed his talent and Joshua Kasera made a clear 2nd place, ahead of Enrico Malan and Marcel Henle.
After the prizegiving the famous Jägermeister-Party kicked off; it was a fabulous party! Make a note of the 2nd race of the MX-Invitational-Series this coming Saturday in Swakopmund. It's the all-deciding race! Your favourite newspaper will keep you informed.