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2012-08-30 11:03

AMONG THE WORLD'S BEST: Pictured at the opening ceremony are (from left) Jacques Dormehl, Brad Fenton, Cayle Dormehl (holding the South Africa board), Nicholas Adams, Bradley Cox and coach André Deardon.

South Africa’s Junior Motorcross riders placed fifth in the 2012 FIM Junior Motocross World championship in Sevlievo, Bulgaria.

The Netherlands produced consistent results to take the top spot on the podium from the 35 countries represented and Italy and the USA finished second and third, respectively.


The Gorna Rositza track provided tough racing conditions on the day. It's in northern Bulgaria, has 18 corners and 28 jumps, and would have been tough to negotiate in 46-degree heat on race day.

Representing South Africa, Brad Cox from Durban was the country’s top scorer and finished seventh overall in the 85cc class.

Nicolas Adams from Umhlanga was eighth overall in the 125cc class in his first year in the class. Team mate Bradley Fenton crashed in the first heat and broke bones in a hand.

Eleven-year old Cayle Dromehl, the youngest member in the South African team, was 17th in a field of 54 riders in this class.

Neil McCann of Motorsport SA said the organisation was extremely proud of the riders and their fantastic results. "Racing at this level, against the world’s finest, and to qualify is an achievement in itself," he said. "Fifth place is outstanding.”

In congratulating the riders and coach André Deardon, MSA also said it would continue to grow motocross and provide riders with access to World and Inter-Continental championship events.

Overall team standings:
1 The Netherlands
2 Italy
4 Australia
5 South Africa
6 Russia
7 Czech Republic
8 Bulgaria
9 Latvia
10 Lithuania

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