09 Jul 2013 13:10
WINDHOEK, 09 JUL (NAMPA) - The village of Aranos will be a hive of activity on Saturday when it hosts Round Five of the Bank Windhoek Namibian National Enduro Series.
The eight-round series is organised by the Namibian Enduro Club, and Round Five takes place in collaboration with the Aranos Endurance Club.
The event on Saturday will involve 11 classes, including a business relay class which is open to both quads and bikes with riders teaming up to complete the course. Each rider is expected to complete at least one lap of the course.
A new track will be used on Saturday.
James Dyer, one of the event organisers, told Nampa on Tuesday more dunes and hills will form part of the track.
?We have found a new riding area to create more challenges, instead of using the same area each year. I am sure it will be a great event,? he said.
According to Dyer, Aranos is sandy with many dunes and a few rocky tracks which will be less damaging to the bikes, but that should not make riders feel relaxed.
?It is a new track and riders do not know what to expect, and some surprises are awaiting them,? he noted.
It is not yet known as to how many riders will take part in this national championship event, as the registration process is still ongoing.
The series do not only provide competition and entertainment, but also groom upcoming riders.
?From such series in the past we generated Class 10, where no technicality is needed for the riders to enjoy smooth progress in order to improve their techniques and speed until they reach the national class, which is a way of grooming them,? said Dyer.
The event will start with the traditional parade lap on Saturday through the town, with all the riders stopping at the local branch of Bank Windhoek to show their appreciation for its support and to promote the sport.
Racing will start at 07h00 with documentation and the technical inspection of the bikes for non-Windhoek riders. Windhoek riders can do the documentation on Thursday from 17h30 at Yamaha in Moore Street in the capital.
The prize-giving ceremony will commence at 17h00 at the Aranos Hotel.