Submitted by editor on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 22:59.
Henner Rusch took his third straight victory in the Open National Class in Round Three of the Bank Windhoek Namibian National Enduro Series which took place on Saturday at Farm Omakwara in the Witvlei district.
Kai Hennes came in second place, just two minutes behind him.
The race, which saw 82 riders participating in various classes, was co-sponsored by CaterHire, Stitch Witch and AB Construction.
The weather added to the action with some cloud cover and a bit of wind to help the dust clear and the track did not disappoint.
Submitted by editor on Tue, 04/09/2013 - 20:00.
The third round of the Bank Windhoek Namibian National Series will be held this Saturday, 13 April at Omakwara farm in the Witvlei District.
The event is co-sponsored by AB Construction, Stitch Witch and CaterHire.
With a fun race again included this year, entries are set to be as high as last year’s 104 entries, which was the largest in the history of the sport. Lucky draws and medals for finishers in the fun race will be up for grabs.
Submitted by editor on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 07:36.
Round two of the Bank Windhoek Namibian National Enduro Series attracted 75 riders lining up to battle it out on the race track at Farm Lichtenstein last Saturday, 16 March 2013.
The race track on the farm belonging to the Rusch family provided serious challenges for competitors and saw exciting riding for the big number of spectators, with its narrow riverbed, big rocks and other obstacles.
In the National Class, Henner Rusch put on a good display and won his second consecutive race in the series, while Heiko Bernstein won the Quads Class.
Submitted by editor on Tue, 03/12/2013 - 10:13.
Riders in the Bank Windhoek Namibia National Enduro Series will have a tough ride in the second round set for Saturday, 16 March, at the Farm Lichtenstein which is about 35km south of Windhoek.
The Lichtenstein event, which is co-sponsored by Penny Pinchers, will include technical sections and some nice flowing rides, and a good mix of river beds and farm roads in the hills will prove to be a challenging, as well as a fun, ride.
With the results from the first race determining the starting order, the riders will set off at 10h00.
Submitted by editor on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 14:32.
The first race in the 2013 Bank Windhoek Namibia Enduro Championship Series proved to be too tough for many riders as only 34 out of the 71 entrants managed to cross the finishing line at the Tony Rust race track.
The race, which was co-sponsored by Satcom and Engineering Centre, took place last Saturday, 23 February 2013, at the Tony Rust racetrack.
The course was made up of several obstacles and difficult sections of big boulder river beds and some insane rocky hill climbs, combined with the intense down hills, testing the riders’ endurance.
Submitted by editor on Wed, 02/20/2013 - 10:38.
The first round of the Bank Windhoek Namibian National 2013 Enduro Series is scheduled for Saturday, 23 February at the Tony Rust race track in Windhoek.
The Tony Rust event is co sponsored by Satcom Engineering Centre.
With all the teams returning for another year of racing, the competitors will hold a draw to determine the starting positions. After this race, the starting positions will be based on the championship standings.
Submitted by editor on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 06:29.
Ingo Waldschmidt wrote another chapter in the history of Namibian sport when he completed the Dakar Rally for the third time on Saturday, January 19.
Not only is he the only Namibian to have competed in the famous rally, but to have finished it three times is a fantastic achievement that gained the respect of his fellow competitors.
Ingo finished 44th overall after completing the 14-stage event in a total time of 52 hours 18 minutes 4 seconds, finishing 8 hours 53 minutes 42 seconds behind the winner, Cyril Despres of France.
Submitted by editor on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 15:09.
Namibian endurance, who completed his third Dakar Rally last Saturday, will arrive back in Windhoek on Thursday afternoon.
Waldschmidt finished 44th overall while he also came second in the Marathon Class.
Here is the final report from his wife Lisa:
Hi guys and gals
Just a quickie to give you last minute updates....
Sunday saw everyone at the podium to collect their finishing badge’s and trophies - 125 bikes, 26 quads, 91 cars and 60 trucks.
Apparently it was packed to the brim and security was all over the place and extremely strict...
Submitted by editor on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 13:25.
Bank Windhoek has renewed its commitment to Off-Road Motorcycle and Quad Racing for the 2013 season for the fourth consecutive year with a sponsorship of N$80 000.
At the same time, Bank Windhoek congratulated Namibia's number one Enduro rider, Ingo Waldschmidt, on his excellent achievement of finishing 44th overall in this year’s Dakar rally.
The 2013 calendar of the Bank Windhoek Namibia Motor Sport Federation (NMSF) Namibia National Enduro Series Championship will see eight events taking place in various parts of the country. These will be as follows:
Submitted by editor on Sun, 01/20/2013 - 12:14.
Ingo Waldschmidt finished 44th overall at the Dakar Rally after completing the 14th and final stage on Saturday.
It was the third Dakar Rally that he had completed, following his previous attempts in 2009 and 2011, while he also came second overall in the marathon class.
Here follows a report of Stage 14 by his wife Lisa.
Sorrrrrry that the update is late...I ended this one NAMDEM style.. braai and beers till the wee hours of the morning.
HE DID IT....3x DAKARS.....3X FINISHERS.....not many people can say that.