GXCC Racing played host to the exciting double-header season finale where riders got to encounter some of the most technical trails that Gauteng has to offer.
With Dwayne Kleynhans sidelined due to injury and Kirsten Landman pulling out of the event because of a bad case of flu, it was up to Bouverie to soar the orange flag for his team.
Fresh off his return to racing after undergoing a shoulder operation earlier this year, the Harding rider took his place at the start line to prove his status as one of South Africa’s top enduro talents.
“There’s a lot to work towards again – Roof is coming up soon and I want to do really well this year. I also want to show the guys what I’m still capable of after being off for so long,” said a determined Bouverie.
After two hard days in the saddle, the rider made it clear that he is well on his way to an epic comeback with a second place finish in both rounds.
With stiff competition from the likes of Blake Gutzeit and Lloyd Kirk and some brutal Bronkhorstpruit terrain to conquer, the podium spot was a hard-fought achievement for Bouverie.
“I had a solid weekend of racing and pushed really hard, so happy to get the results I hoped for. This is just what I needed as we head into Roof, where I think my riding will start peaking again. The main goal for next season is to win the championship, so setting a good foundation before then is really important,” he added.
KTM Managing Director Franziska Brandl wraps up what has been a testing season for the Brother Leader tread KTM team: “It’s been a season of ups and downs, but what’s important is to see the riders come back stronger.
“After four months of recovery, Scott Bouverie put himself to the test by signing up for this double-header event and he really made us proud! We look ahead to the Roof of Africa now – our final event of the year that will really separate the men from the boys.”
Photos by Sage Lee Voges for www.zcmc.co.za