RACE REPORT: DEAN HOFFMAN RACING
AT CTMX ROUND 1
28 January 2013
by Dean Hoffman Racing
As the coach and team manager of four of the most talented riders
in Cape Town, I was truly enthused by their individual and collective
commitment. They all exceeded my expectation and achieved the expected
Ike Klaassen, (50cc pro senior) dominated the class getting the
holeshot in all three heats and winning all of them in style. Whilst
Calum Marriott, from our associate team, ORBIS Racing, mounted a
brave challenge, it was not enough to unseat Klaassen.
In the 85cc small wheel class, Justin Sangster displayed tremendous
aggression and he too got the holeshot in both heats with a gate
of 22 riders. In the first heat he destroyed the opposition and
was almost half a lap ahead of the second place rider. In heat two,
he made a mistake and dropped the bike. After eventually getting
the bike started and like a demon possessed, he picked them off
one by one to end in third place with an overall of second for the
Justin Sangster on his Pro Circuit Works Kawasaki earned the
hole shot in both heats.
In the 125cc high school class, Dylan Stokes also earned the holeshot
in both heats and went on to win both races by a country mile. He
displayed some awesome riding technique and has clearly made his
intentions known with Round 1 of the National series just over a
month away. Second into the holeshot was young Matt van Galen who
rode a brilliant race and displayed amazing maturity. Matt is set
to progress at an alarming pace as I develop and refine his already
smooth riding style. Matt beat some experienced campaigners in the
heat. I am expecting great things from this rising star.
Dylan Stokes, bike 801, is closely followed by his team mate
Matt Van Galen, bike 48,
into the holeshot corner at Zone 7.
We are set to continue with our training program ahead of the first
WOMZA national at Dirt Bronco on 23 & 24 February.