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Superbikes thrill in EL

By Martin Minnie

With a Le Mans start, the Border 100 traditional motorcycle race on the weekend saw Kawasaki rider, Jayson Lamb cleared off to win the 26 lap race with Travis Naude and Pierre le Roux (also both on Kawasakis) in second and third place respectively.


Yamaha riders Chris Webster and Bradley Rehse were next up followed by the Kawasaki trio of Graigen Nel, Oliver McKay and Lodewyk Hattingh while further down Darryll Alberts, Martin Minnie and Michael Smal were in pursuit.


An enthralling race for the win between Kawasaki duo Travis Naude and Jayson Lamb ran in 1-2 in both the Unlimited Motorcycle races with Chris Webster third from Pierre le Roux, Bradley Rehse and Nathan Ashington (Yamaha) in the first race before le Roux beat Webster, Ashingston and Rehse to third in race 2.


Nathan Ashington with a massive crash in Heat 1, borrowed a bike for Heat 2 and had the championship sewn up with his second-place finish.


Graigen Nel meanwhile took both Clubmans motorcycle wins quite comfortably ahead of an entertaining fight for second each time. Lodewyk Hattingh beat Gerrie Havenga on his Suzuki and Oliver McKay to second in race 1 with John Quinn (Ducati) next up from Darryll Alberts. Quinn was second from Alberts, Havenga, McKay and Hattingh in race 2.


Steven Bowie and Martin Minnie entertained the crowd with a paint swapping duel in Heat 2, with the latter narrowly winning the fight.


A great day was had by all competitors and the crowd were treated to top-class racing!.


Nathan Ashingston going down in a huge crash during heat one of the Unlimited SuperBike event.

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