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National MX News : Namibian MX Championships
16.03.2009 NMSF Motorsport prize-giving
This year the organisation of the Namibia Moto Sport Federation (NMSF) annual party lay in the hands of the Windhoek Moto Cross Club. The dignitaries of the various Clubs recalled the highlights of 2008 followed by the nicely decorated buffet, arranged by the women of the Windhoek Moto Cross Club (WMCC).
Hein Venter / Photo by: esp-graphy
Hein Venter / Photo by: esp-graphy
Then it was time for the highlight of the evening, the presentation of trophies for the various motor sport categories. Hein Venter, vice-president – motor cycling, held the ceremony for the motor bike and Quad-Classes. The most outstanding sportsman among the MX-riders was Tommy Gous, who did not only win the the Open-Class, but who was also became overall champion in the "Wesbank King of the Dirt" category. Following are all trophy winners for 2008.

50cc Class

  1. Michael Barlow
  2. Jay-Em Tredoux
  3. Yoshua Becker
Matthew Nederlof, Tristan Muller & Joshua Teixeira (f.l.t.r.)
 Photo by: esp-graphy
Matthew Nederlof, Tristan Muller & Joshua Teixeira (f.l.t.r.)
Photo by: esp-graphy

65cc Class

  1. Tristan Muller
  2. Matthew Nederlof
  3. Joshua Teixeira

85cc Class

  1. Mark Sternagel
  2. Tristan Muller
  3. Schalk Louw

125cc Class

  1. Henry o’Kennedy
  2. Jaco Loots
  3. Brannigan Wise

Open Class

  1. Tommy Gous
  2. Ronnie Adams
  3. Tony Viljoen

Wesbank King of the Dirt

  1. Tommy Gous
  2. Ronnie Adams
  3. Björn Bierbrauer
The champions of the various Quad-Classes were pretty cheerful on the premises of AGRA, at the Windhoek Show grounds. Under lots of applause the various champions received their annual trophies. Ladies first:
Mandy Huysamen, Cee-Anne Greyling & Maike Bochert (f.l.t.r.)
 Photo by: esp-graphy
Mandy Huysamen, Cee-Anne Greyling & Maike Bochert (f.l.t.r.)
Photo by: esp-graphy

Quads-Ladies Class

  1. Cee-Anne Greyling
  2. Mandy Huysamen
  3. Maike Bochert
Michael Behncke, Jean Venter & Wolfgang Rohl (f.l.t.r.)
 Photo by: esp-graphy
Michael Behncke, Jean Venter & Wolfgang Rohl (f.l.t.r.)
Photo by: esp-graphy

Quads-A-Class

  1. Jean Venter
  2. Michael Behncke
  3. Wolfgang Rohl

Quads-B-Class

  1. Gideon van Sittert
  2. Eckie Spoerer
  3. Eugene Slippers
The Enduro-Classes were honoured as well. Here Ingo Waldschmidt must be mentioned, who is not only the first Namibian to compete in the Dakar Rally, but who is also one of the best riders in Enduro in the whole of southern Africa.
Ingo Waldschmidt / Photo by: esp-graphy
Ingo Waldschmidt / Photo by: esp-graphy

Enduro Bikes Class I

  1. Eckhard Waldschmidt
  2. Jörn Greiter
  3. Therald Murch

Enduro Bikes Class II

  1. Ingo Waldschmidt
  2. Heiko Hennes
  3. Kai Hohmeier

Enduro Quads Class

  1. Rodney Davies
  2. Fanie Steenkamp
  3. Dirkie Baard
Olli Joubert held the award ceremony for the automobile-Classes. It should be mentioned that some of the winners were not present and the NMSF should investigate as to where this disinterest is coming from. Nevertheless, this did not diminish the cheerful atmosphere among the champions present.

Rally Overall Winner

  • Dick Cornelissen, Navigator: Cindy Weinrebe

Class S1

  1. Willem Siemens, Navigator: Eddie Holloway
  2. Jaco Engelbrecht, Navigator: Johan Thiart
  3. WS Dippenar, Navigator: Myer du Raan

Class S2

  1. Dick Cornelissen, Navigator: Cindy Weinrebe
  2. Hannes Arangies, Navigator: Werner Gevers
  3. Richard Himmel, Navigator: Marko Himmel

Class S3

  1. Jaco van Dyk, Navigator: Michael Rust
  2. Rolf Pretorius, Navigator: Tinus Malan
  3. Riaan van Rensburg, Navigator: Micheal van Zyl

Oval Racing
Super Saloons

  1. Wilco Dippenar
  2. Cecil Koorts
  3. Michael Rust

Hotrods A

  1. Pierre Marais
  2. Richard Owen
  3. Eugene Viviers

Midgets

  1. Louwtjie Louw
  2. Basie Engels
  3. Neels Koegelenberg

Circuit Racing
Overall champion

  • Dewald Jooste

Clubmans Class C

  1. Jaco Wiese
  2. Michael van Zyl
  3. Michael Rust

Clubmans Class D

  1. Dewald Jooste
  2. Tolla Botha
  3. Cecil Koorts

Production Class

  1. De Waal Theunissen
  2. Bertus Botha
  3. Marius de Klerk

Vasbyt
Overall champion of two classes

  1. Eben Smith, Co-Driver: Koos Louw
  2. Kootjie Smit, Co-Driver: Andre Nortje
  3. Hannes Aucamp, Co-Driver: Herman Theron

Klasse A

  1. Kootjie Smit, Co-Driver: Koos Louw
  2. Ruan Vivier, Co-Driver: Wilco Paape
  3. Herman Theron, Co-Driver: Gero Ludwig

Klasse E

  1. Eben Smith, Co-Driver: Andre Nortje
  2. Hannes Aucamp, Co-Driver:Herman Theron
  3. Nico Theron, Co-Driver:
Late in the evening this annual event of the Namibia Moto Sport Federation found its conclusion.
Author: Holger Kroemer ... [back]
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