ZIMBABWE'S GRAINGER RACING
ALL SET FOR 2017!
by Grainger Racing.
Published with Permission.
The Grainger Racing KTM motocross team has been formed
to assist the Zimbabwe based riders that have shown talent
and commitment to the sport. The team principal, Gary Grainger,
has been assisting young riders for the past 6 years with
their dreams of becoming international racers. From supplying
motorcycles to assisting with travel and logistics for the
SA National series, Gary has always ensured that the Zimbabwean
kids had the means and the belief to take on our neighbors.
Through the years Gary and Alfie Cox formed a strong relationship
through the supply of motorcycles and assistance for our
riders when abroad. This has enabled them to formulate a
strong foundation on which to base a formal team that can
support the riders. The team was formalized in December
2016 when the opportunity arose to assist some of Zimbabwes
top riders and the industry was ready to support the commitment
Gary had shown to the KTM brand. Since its birth, we have
received great support and continue to search for assistance
for our riders to ensure they get to the start line more
prepared than the competition.
The riders in the team where selected from the core group
that have been racing in Zimbabwe and SA for the past few
years. These riders have shown the talent and commitment
as you will see in their profiles below.
Damon has been based in England for the past 6 years pursuing
his MX career. His family is origionally from Gweru, although
Damon did all his junior racing in SA. Damon will be racing
the SA and British National series and has been brought
into the team to lead our youngsters and mentor them in
their plight to become professional racers.
Class: MX1 and MX2
Bike : KTM 450SXF and KTM 250SXF
2014 British 2 Stroke Champion
2009 125cc SA National Champion
2008 85cc Pro Mini SA National Champion
2005 85cc Jnr SA National Champion
2004 65cc SA National Champion
2002 65cc SA National Champion
Having raced since the tender age of 4, Regan returned to
Zimbabwe in December 2010 as the SA National Champion. This
achievement created belief in the local riders and since
then we have seen the level of motocross grow from strength
to strength. His ability to overcome adversity and often
race against older riders has set him up for a promising
Class: 125cc High School
Bike: KTM 125sx
2015 125cc Runner Up FIM of African Nations
2014 85cc Runner up FIM of Africa Nations
2012 65cc Runner up FIM of Africa Nations
2011 65cc Zimbabwe Champion
2010 50cc FIM of Africa Nations Champion
2010 50cc SA National Champion
Having started riding bikes at a young age, Tristan represented
Zimbabwe as the youngest rider in the FIM Africa team when
he raced in Namibia in 2009. He was the first Zimbabwean
in his era to win an SA National Championship whilst based
in Zimbabwe. Tristan has the experience to compete at the
top of his class in any competition in 2017.
2016 85cc FIM SAC Champion
2016 85cc Zimbabwe National Champion
2012 50cc FIM of Africa Nations Champion
2012 50cc FIM SAC Champion
2012 50cc SA National Champion
2012 50cc Zimbabwe National Champion
2012 Zimbabwe Champion of Champions
2012 Zimbabwe Junior Motorsport Colours
Daiyaan is possibly the most self-motivated kid I have seen
in the sport. He has shown that he will not settle for second
best and is always able to up the tempo under pressure.
He has proved to be the top rider in his age group and continues
to work hard at improving as he gains experience. He is
the favourite to win the SA Nationals in his last year on
2016 65cc Runner-up SA National Championship
2014 50cc SA National Champion
At the age of 7, Luke is a rider we have identified as a
great future prospect. As a junior 50cc rider he has shown
that he can progress into a top contender when he reaches
the maximum age for the class. His family has a long history
of racing and have shown great commitment to the sport over
DAVID (BONZ) SOUTHON
As the Veteran of our team, Bonz has been racing since his
junior 80cc days. He has decided to return to competitive
racing in the newly formed 2 Stroke class on his KTM 250sx.
His Old School experience and love for the sport
are a huge asset to the team.
Ash is a welcome new addition to our team, Ash has been
racing since the tender age of 4 years old, and over his
time has won several Zimbabwe championships, fared well
in the sa championships and won a few FIM championships,
Hi experience and mannerisms will go a long way to supporting
our junior riders, as he has often been the Zimbabwe MX
captain for our FIM events
Ash will be supporting Damon in the MX 2 class both in Zim
and SA as well as doing the FIM SAC championship.
- Alfie Cox Racing
- Red Dane
- Henred Fruehauf
Thank you for your interest and support of our team. We
hope to see you at the races and look forward to sending
out good results in the 2017 season.