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Monster Supercross Africa Event Day

Rite Studios is back in Pretoria for the second day now. We’ve come to Loftus Versfeld for the much anticipated Monster Energy Supercross Africa! This is going to be an epic day of bikes, dirt and gorgeous girls. Time to head up to the press box to stock up on monster energy drinks and meet with our friend & colleague Dale Kopping of DKExpressions.

From up here we can see everything going down on the track. Hard to believe that a few days before this was a rugby field and now we are staring at a world-class Supercross track. It’s truly an impressive sight to see. The excitement in the air is electric. No time to sit around let’s get trackside and prepare for the action to start.

As expected the stands are starting to fill up nicely. The crowd is eagerly anticipating the fast-paced action that we are no doubt about to see. We can also expect some Freestyle Motocross on the itinerary for today, some of the riders will be entertaining the audience with their awesome abilities on the ramp.

So as the action starts Rite Studios is trackside right in the midst of it all. Dirt flying all over the place, exhaust fumes hitting us in the face, bikes flying past at an impressive speed for the relatively small space the track is built on. What an amazing opportunity to be here, to witness the skill and bravery of these riders. We had the pleasure of meeting some of the riders and they are down to earth and generally a great bunch of guys.

The prelims have been nothing less than nail biting. Then audience are all perched on the edge of their seats. As the clash to see who will make it through to the next round ensues, there are people from all walks of life screaming and cheering as one. Who knew that this was going to turn out to be such an impressive showcase? Furthermore, we have a few local boys out there, who seem to be holding their own against their overseas competitors quite well. Hopefully we will see at least one South Africans on the Podium.

Watching the drama unfold, and the tensions build, we can feel the pressure mounting on the riders as the Final race approaches. The semi’s catching everyone by surprise, some of the favourites have been knocked out and we will have to wait and see what will happen in this upcoming finale.

The final race was completely incredible! The favourite of the day, Josh Hill [USA], taking 1st place and the $20,000 prize. 2nd place was Cody Gilmore [USA], walking away with a cool $10,000. As hoped we had a South African represent on the podium, Michael Docherty coming in 3rd place, snatching that $5,000 and the cred of being the only South African up there at the end of the day.

 

For more information visit;

[Website]: www.supercrossafrica.co.za

[Facebook]: www.facebook.com/ SupercrossAfrica

[Twitter]: @SX_Africa

[Instagram]: @SX_Africa

Written by: Jonty Herman

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.

For more information visit;

[Website]: www.supercrossafrica.co.za

[Facebook]: www.facebook.com/ SupercrossAfrica

[Twitter]: @SX_Africa

[Instagram]: @SX_Africa

Written by: Jonty Herman

Monster Supercross Africa Advice to begginers

Rite Studios here at the Monster Energy Supercross Africa press conference…

Let’s ask some of the big names here today what advice they can give the aspiring young riders out there! We managed to get Josh Hill, Darryn Durham, Blake 'BILKO' Williams, Michael Kok, Wyatt Avis, to give us a few minutes of their time!

These guys are all dedicated and driven. They eat, sleep and breathe bikes! Any riders out there that are keen to do this for a living please note that it is not for the feint hearted. You got be able to get hurt and get back up and hop straight back on that bike again.

 

For more information visit;

[Website]: www.supercrossafrica.co.za

[Facebook]: www.facebook.com/ SupercrossAfrica

[Twitter]: @SX_Africa

[Instagram]: @SX_Africa

Written by: Jonty Herman

 

 

Monster Supercross Africa Press Conference

Today is an exciting day for Rite Studios, we will be at Blue Label Telecoms in Sandton attending the Monster Energy Supercross Africa press conference.

Hosted by Monster Energy and Loftus Versfeld, this Supercross Africa event, which will be held on the 1st of November 2014, will be the most exciting Supercross action to shake our continent. See some of the best riders in the world compete for the $50 000 up for grabs!!! Some of the drivers that were there; Josh Hill, Darryn Durham, Blake 'BILKO' Williams, Michael Kok, Wyatt.

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 not only the greatest Supercross event ever staged in Africa but the biggest purse in South African motorsport.

For more information visit;

[Website]: www.supercrossafrica.co.za

[Facebook]: www.facebook.com/ SupercrossAfrica

[Twitter]: @SX_Africa

[Instagram]: @SX_Africa

 

ritten by: Jonty Herman