Namibia Lubricants – Team South Africa
Namibia Lubricants, distributor of WM Penn Oils as well as the famous Fuchs brand from Mannheim in Germany, will become the patrons of Team South Africa. Especially Fuchs-Öl is very much involved in Offroad racing in Europe, be it Moto Cross, Speedway or Enduros.
The main-man from South Africa will be Dewalt van der Berg. Dewalt is one of the fastest riders in South Africa and has represented his country even on Grand Prix level. He was here in Namibia in 2004 for the first time and proved that he can mingle with the best! Because of commitments he only raced the first day of the series and finished in third position, behind winner Avo Leok (EST) and US-Boy Carter Gurnee (USA). This time around his eyes are fixed on the title “Namibia International Champion”. That is not far fetched at all.
Another rider that has been to the Air Namibia Inter-Series before is Terence Monk. Terence won 3-times the Cape-Province Championship in the Open Class, he came 4th in the Nationals Open Class and he also represented his country at the Grand Prix held in Sun City. In 2000 he represented South Africa at the Air Namibia Inter-Series and together with his partners Gareth Swanepoel and Freddie Fourie they won the nations rating ahead of Namibia and Germany. This time Terence will ride a fast (and furious) Honda CRF 450.
Georg "Mad Dog Flat Box" Liebchen is another rider that has been to Namibia in previous years and always left a strong impression.
With him he brings a host of riders like Matt Geldenhuis who is ranked 2nd in the SA Championships 85cc Class. Another 85cc rider from South Africa is John Wakefield. In the Seasonaire/MR Repairs Open-Class we find reputable riders like Dylan Donald, Mathew King and Dax Hunter. The WMCC is still negotiating with talents like Hentie Hanekom who once raced a full season Nationals in Namibia and with his brother Poppie. There are also negotiations taking place with Geoff Den, Darryl and Kerrim Fitzgerald both riding Top-5 results.