Two names that have recently become well-known in the off-road motorbike circuit are those of Herbalife Nutrition bLU cRU Yamaha Racing Team stars Thabang Katees and the South Coast’s Piwe Zulu.
To end a successful year, the duo tackled the Powasol Nite-X 2 at the weekend and will face the pinnacle of enduro racing, the Motul Roof of Africa.
Fans will be rooting for the two athletes who inspired with their stories of humble beginnings to podium finishes in a tough industry this year.
As the year comes to a close, the ultimate test for both riders will be the Motul Roof of Africa from 5-8 December, where they will compete with international riders in the Silver class.
The Motul Roof of Africa, held in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, is considered one of the toughest off-road endurance events in the world.
This is the second time the Herbalife Nutrition bLU cRU Yamaha Racing Team will be competing in Roof of Africa.
Reflecting on a successful year of racing, the riders attribute their achievements to sponsorship involvement and the building of their physical and mental stamina through many hours of training in the saddle.
“Being a professional rider has been a lifelong dream that finally became a reality for me last year and it would not have been possible without sponsors like Herbalife Nutrition as well as my mentors and training partners who believe in me,” says Piwe.
Thabang adds to that by emphasizing the importance of mental fitness and solid nutritional support and thanks those who helped him stay motivated during the year.
“We are extremely proud of Thabang and Piwe and their accomplishments this year. We wish them all of the best with the two remaining races,” says Thilo Naidoo, Herbalife Nutrition Country Director, Southern Africa.