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by d-force™ Racing Team.
Published with Permission.

The second round of the Monster Energy National MX Series took place in the beautiful city of Cape Town. The massive jumps and picturesque backgrounds of Table Mountain made this event a big favourite amongst competitors and spectators.

d-force Race Team made a big effort for this event and all three Ladies class riders were looking forward to a good day. The team had an up and down day with some wins and crashes throughout the day, in the extremely hot weather conditions.

At only her 3rd national ever, Tiegan Reed had an average day after sustaining injuries the day before the event. With her hard work and confidence smashed she was still in high spirits and pushed herself to take a solid eight place in the first heat. Heat two saw Reed colliding with another rider while trying to make the pass, but unfortunately dislocated her shoulder and damaged her radiator which left her with a DNF, giving her thirteenth overall.

Tiegan Reed (# 24) © Eric Palmer / Afreakin Photography

Red plate holder, Kayla Raaff had the fastest lap in practice. First heat was a battle with second place rider Leah Heygate, and making the pass proved difficult after hurting her wrist. Raaff settled for third place. Her 2nd heat saw the youngster push very hard and had another battle with 2nd place. She managed to push for the pass and made it stick, which gave her a solid second overall for the day.

Kayla Raaff (# 22) © Eric Palmer / Afreakin Photography

Nanda Clowes came into this weekend with yet another knee injury sustained in the Pre-national the weekend before. Clowes had a super day regardless, taking both holeshots and both wins in the Ladies class. Top spot on the podium earned her the lead in the championship points and the current red plate holder.

Nanda Clowes (# 244) © Eric Palmer / Afreakin Photography

The d-force Race Team will be eager to start preparations for the next round on 6 May at Tempe MX Track in Bloemfontein.
This will be the first hard pack track of the year and the team looks forward to step it up a notch.

We would like to thank the sponsors that make it possible for the team: d-force, Just1 Helmets, Maxima Oils, Cycra, Leatt, Dunlop, Greastec, EVS, Eksbrand Goggles and USWE.

Thank you!

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