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National MX News : Namibian Inter-Series
09.10.2006 Inter-Series - Namibia 2006

Windhoek Precast Walls – Botswana Team

Windhoek Precast Walls has shown it’s interest in mx-racing this season and generously donated some precast walls to extent the wash-bays to bring it up to international standard. Windhoek Precast Walls will be the patron for the Team from Botswana.
Ross Branch
Ross Branch
Botswana will be represented by a youngster who already shone at previous Inter-Series when he won the 85cc Class in 2001, when he skillfully demonstrated his guts by winning the 2002 Inter-Series 125cc Class, when he became "AMU African 125cc Champion" in 2003, and he repeated that feat in 2005 and all that at his beloved Gallina Moto Cross Park.
Ross Branch was born on 5th may 1986. He started racing in 1994. In 1997 Ross participated in the Gauteng-Championship and finished as runner-up. 2001 was also a good year, in the AMU Championship in Pietermaritzburg he finished in 3rd position, he also came third in the South African Championships and he won the Botswana-Championship with 21 wins in 21 races! In 2002 he won again the Botswana-Championship and finished 3rd in the AMU-Africa Championships in Kenya. In 2003 Roos was signed by the German Bodo Schmidt Team in the pits at Gallina and raced the 2004 season in Germany with mixed results, winning the Deutsche Moto Cross Pokal (Group South). The year after he raced for the Pfeil Kawasaki Team, again with mixed results, many crashes and some misfortune. For 2006 he was signed by the EBS-Sturm Team. His last race, some 6 weeks ago, was an invitational in Moscow /Russia where Ross finished in an excellent second spot!
Alastair Sayer
Alastair Sayer
Ross gets accompanied by a 20 year old youngster named Alastair Sayer. Alastair will represent his country in the 125cc Class. He started racing in 1992 and mainly participated in Zimbabwe, South Africa and obviously Botswana. In 1997 he finished third in the Zimbabwean National Championships 80cc A Class, in 1999 he finished 8th in the South African Championships 125cc and that same year he finished 5th overall in the All Africa Championships. ‘O’ Levels, matric and injuries interrupted successes for the last few years but he’s back now! Besides MX-racing he’s focussing lately also on Freestyle and accomplished some excellent results in South Africa where he is ranked in overall 2nd position. Alastair will show his talent in the nightly “Red Bull Freestyle X-Fighters Show” under floodlight!
The 3rd rider in the Windhoek Precast Wall Team is Carr Lebatha. Unfortunately by the time going to press, there was still no rider-profile of Carr available. We hear that he is very talented. He participates successfully in Botswana with some Top-3 results, he managed some Top-10 results in South Africa and he tried his luck in Namibia 4 weeks ago, in Swakopmund, where he crashed in the first lap of the first Heat. So we have no glue as how good this young chap is, but we wish him good luck!
Author: Bernd Kroemer ... [back]
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