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National MX News : Namibian Inter-Series
04.10.2007 Moto Cross Inter-Series 2007 - Preview

NamIce – Botswana Team

NamIce shows it’s interest in mx-racing for several years already and is a true supporter of Namibia’s X-tremesport Number One. NamIce will be the patron for the Team from Botswana.
NamIce Team Bostwana Ross Branch and Carr Lebatha
NamIce Team Bostwana Ross Branch and Carr Lebatha
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 Africa 125cc Champion" in 2003, and he repeated that feat in 2005 and all that at his beloved Gallina Motocross 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, before he returned back to Botswana for good. In Namibia Ross finished that same year as runner-up, behind German Benny Kolberg.
Ross Branch
Ross Branch
The 2nd rider in the NamIce-Team is Carr Lebatha. Unfortunately by the time going to press, there was still no rider-profile of "Black Pearl" 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 6 weeks ago, in Gobabis, where he finished in an excellent 5th overall.
The 3rd guy from Botswana is Vincent Conlon. Vincent is 17 years old and is racing for many years already. In 2001 he won the 65cc Class in the Botswana-Championship. In 2003 and 2005 he became Botswana-Champion in the 85cc Class and he won the National-Championship in the 125cc Class that same year. Currently Vincent is racing the South African Championships in the National 125 Highschool Class, where we find him in a good 14th position in his first year. Those youngsters from Botswana are a force to reckon with!
The first event will be held on November 3rd under the offical name "Red Bull MX Classic", while the second event and the highlight of this series will be held one week later, on November 10th, under the official name "Camel MX Dash for Cash".
Author: Bernd Kroemer ... [back]
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