This year’s edition of the annual Bank Windhoek National Enduro Series recently concluded in astounding fashion, with spectacular racing delivered to those in attendance.
The Series accommodated both female and male riders in 11 different classes, from the National Classes for professionals, up to the Development Class for young beginners, thus enabling all Enduro enthusiasts to join the action.
The series events took place at Omakwara, Lichtenstein, Aranos, Tony Rust, Abbabis, Otjihase, Neu-Heusis and Otjihokero. A total of 116 motorbike and quad riders took part in the events, with ages ranging from 9 to 52 years of age. On average, 58 riders entered per event.
On Saturday, the Series winners were officially announced by the Namibian Enduro Club at a function held at Farm Elisenheim. Bank Windhoek donated N$20 000 in prize money for the winners of the various awards.
The National Motorbike Championship 2015 had 24 competitors on average in three classes (bikes up to 200cc; bikes over 250 cc and senior riders).
In the category for motorbikes up to 200 cc, it was Ingo Waldschmidt (KTM, Team Neo) – winner of four events – who secured the national championship and trophy sponsored by Hemco Paints, ahead of the young and talented Henle brothers. Pascal Henle (KTM) finished second, while Marcel Henle (KTM) finished third.
The open class, for motorbikes over 250 cc, was dominated by Henner Rusch (KTM, Team Adcon). His unbeaten winning streak this year deservedly earned him the championship trophy, sponsored by Steelforce.
Kai Hennes (KTM, Team Neo) came in second in all races except one, and thus highly deserved the second spot overall. Günter Gladis (KTM) made it to third with a spirited performance throughout the year.
The senior national motorbike championship trophy sponsored by CRP went to Sven Schneidenberger (KTM Team Neo), followed by Frank Ahlreip (KTM, Team SatCom) and Martin Diekmann (KTM, Team SatCom).
The “Best Motorbike Rider” title and “Fastest Lap” awards went to Henner Rusch, who scored 137 points. Ingo Waldschmidt secured second place in this category (105 points), followed by Kai Hennes (92 points).