H.J. Electrical – Team Moldova
Hennie Visser, proprietor of Messrs H.J. Electrical (Electrical Contractor) is an ardent supporter of Namibian Motocross. Not only did he renew the compete electrical wiring at Gallina Motocross Park, he also took over patronage of the two young riders from the Republik of Moldova.
It is for the first time that the Windhoek Motocross Club welcomes riders from this far easteuropean country. The riders are brothers Nicolae and Mihai Cociu. They are Moldovas poster-boys in Motocross and successfully represented their home country all over eastern Europe. The boys mainly race in Moldova, Ucrain, Romania, Russia, Bulgaria, Hungary and Jugoslavia.
Nicolae Cociu was born on August 27th 1985. He started mx-riding at a very young age and at the tender age of 15 he started to race on international level. Nicolae became Romania-Champion between 2001 and 2004 in the 125cc Class. He was overall third in the 125cc Ucraine-Championship in 2005 and 2006. And in 2008 Nicolae won the Easteuropean-Championship in the Open-Class (450cc) category.
His younger brother Mihai was born on November 9th 1991 and is racing motocross since he turned eight years old. Mihai won the Romania-Championship in the 65cc Class in 2001 and 2002. Thereafter he won the Romanian 85cc Championship in 2003 and 2004. In 2005 and 2006 Mihai won the 85cc Ucrainian-Championship in the Motocross as well as in the Supercross category. Highlight of his career in 2008 he became Easteuropean Champion in the 125cc Junior as well as in the 125cc Senior Class. With this kind of reputation the two brothers will mingle with the best. The bikes for these two young riders will be genereously provided by Honda Pupkewitz and by Honda Muxima Racing.
The Moldova team can be watched racing at the 1st leg of the annual Namibian Motocross Inter-Series on 7th November at the Coastal Cement Works Track near Swakopmund and one week later at the Gallina Motocross Park, just outside of the capital Windhoek.