THIS year’s edition of ‘The Mother of Hard Enduro’ takes place from November 9 to 12 and the excitement is palpable as competitors and their support teams make their final preparations for the daunting challenge of the Maloti Mountains.
Nov. 11, 2022
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Will defending champ Wade Young retain title at 2022 Roof?
Defending Motul Roof of Africa champion, Wade Young
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As official lubricant partner of the 2022 Roof, Motul will be supplying their 710 2T lubricant to the event organisers for use by all riders taking part in the Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Iron classes.
They will also be establishing a station at each of the unassisted service points during the race offering emergency product support (including Motul lubricants, coolants, and other products).
Long-time Roof collaborator, Craig Kruger of Extreme Clean and his local team said three 5 000litre tanks will be subsequently donated to the local community by supplier Eco Tanks, as in previous years.
“Whatever the weather – and it’s almost impossible to predict – the bikes are certain to pick up a great deal of mud or dust which can impact their performance. The Bike Wash facility offers a respite from the tough Roof conditions for professional riders and amateur enthusiasts alike, and we’ll be using Motul’s biodegradable bike wash throughout,” commented Kruger.
This year, Roof fans can once again get close to the action, whether at the official start/finish point at the renowned Lekhalo-la-Baroa, or at the various viewing areas throughout the mountains of Lesotho.
For Enduro enthusiasts, the highlight will be watching a strong field of international riders challenge defending champion, Wade Young (riding for the Sherco Factory Team powered by Motul) as he seeks to retain his title and come a step closer to equaling Alfie Cox’s record total of nine Roof wins.
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Ben Du Toit from Sherco South Africa said: “We’re excited to see Wade ride the latest 2023 Sherco 300 SE Factory edition. It’s the ultimate extreme Enduro weapon straight out of the box and another reason why there are over 25 Sherco bikes in the starting line-up this year.
“As always, we are offering all Sherco riders a comprehensive support package that includes tyre fitment, spares availability, and race prep at the end of each day,” he added.
This year’s Roof will see the continuation of the Sherco/Motul 360-degree global partnership, first announced in 2020,” he added. – South Coast Herald