Brother Broadlink KTM’s Bouverie Secures another Podium Finish

Words & Photos: KTM

Round four of the Liquorland National Enduro Championship took place this past Saturday in the sceninc area of Pilgrim’s Rest in Mpumalanga. This was the first time the local Rudaman’s Club was awarded a National event and they did not disappoint competitors and supporters that made their way to the historic gold digging site.

The course consisted of a 40 km loop that had to be completed four times and included a 2 km Enduro special test and a 9 km Extreme Enduro special test. Competitors were given 2 hours to complete the first loop that only consisted of a regularity stage. The special stages were timed from lap two, but after completion of the short special stage organisers had to stop competitors at the second special test due to fire breaks on top of a hill that was part of the special stage. All riders were therefore sent back to the start and were given an extra time allowance of half an hour while organisers shortened the long special test and controlled the fire to make sure everyone would be safe going out onto loop three.


The regularity time for the third loop was shortened to 1h 40min and the fourth and final lap was shortened to 1h 30min. All the top competitors managed to complete the four laps within their given time and did not occur any penalties for being late.


Brother Broadlink KTM’s Louwrens Mahoney was unfortunately unable to compete due to a recent crash at a regional Offroad event where the talented rider from Nelspruit broke his ankle. His team mates Scott Bouverie from Harding (KZN) and Louw Schmidt from Marble Hall (Limpopo) however did their sponsors pround when they both finished the Pilgrim’s Rest National Enduro and secured valuable points in the E2 class.


Scott Bouverie unfortunately crashed on the first timed special test on loop three, but had a great ride after that:“I had a bad first special and crashed into a river where I lost over a minute. After that I found my rhythm: my bike was great and I didn’t make any mistakes for the rest of the day. On the first loop we battled a bit with long grass, but the track opened up nicely after the first two laps.”, said Scott Bouverie who rounded off the E2 podium with a third place in class and a fourth place overall.


Louw Schmidt had a good day onboard his Brother Broadlink KTM 250 XC-F and being more of an Offroad rider he’s slowly getting to grips with the National Enduro’s: “I had a good race, the route was hard on the body, but I enjoyed it and I’m very happy with my top 20 finish.”, said the Brother Broadlink KTM youngster who finished 11th in the E2 class.


The National Enduro championship is now enjoying a little break and competitors will come back strong and prepared for round five of the championship that will take place in the Port Elizabeth area on 14 September.