Monster Supercross Africa Practice Day
It’s Friday the 31st of October 2014 and Rite Studios has been in Pretoria for the day. We’ve come to check out Loftus Versfeld and the Monster Energy Supercross Africa practice session.
Well needless to say we had no clue what we were walking into… On arrival we soon realised that this was going to be a world class event. The entire pitch at Loftus was being transformed into a fully-fledged Supercross track. The constant beeping of Bulldozers and earthmovers manoeuvring around, creating the track in front of our eyes. Impressed is an understatement.
So after walking the track and inspecting the pits, we can hear the roar of the bikes begin to echo around the stadium. Sending shivers down our spines, the clamor of engines reverberates throughout Loftus, a completely foreign sound in the home Blue-Bulls rugby. Foreign but exciting. Now its time to see some of the riders skills. Josh Hill, Darryn Durham, Wyatt Avis, Michael Kok, Blake “Bilko” Williams and many more will be hitting the track this weekend.
Saturday will consist of timed practices and 2 qualifying heats will kick off the event at 5pm, followed by a FMX (Freestyle Motocross) show. A semi final heat, before the LCQ (Last Chance Qualifier) will see the 40 rider field narrowed down to the 20 rider final race. The Event’s Final races will be held after Sunset to allow for the full Lights, Pyrotechnics and Racing to reach a spectacular climax, followed by an After Party with the Monster Energy Girls that will go on till late.
The winner of the Monster Energy Supercross Africa will walk away with twenty thousand US dollars, the second place will pay out ten thousand dollars and the third position will get a cool five thousand, making Supercross Africa the biggest purse in South African motorsport.