By John Tuerijama
NAMIBIAN motocross rider, Mark Sternagel, took centre stage in Cape Town over the past weekend when he snatched second place overall at the Zone 7 Regional/Club MX Race.
Reflecting on his achievement, the motocross sensation told Confidente that he did not expect such a great showing in Cape Town.
“Well it was a great achievement, as I was able to achieve second place (in Cape Town) for the very first time,” said Sternagel.
“I had to give it my full effort, and yes it was a great feeling, and an accomplishment, but still there is a lot of work to be done,” he said.
He said the event is mainly meant for South Africans, but included a number of Namibian riders.
Sternagel said that for the remainder of the year, he will now concentrate on the Namibian Club Championships, with five rounds still remaining.
“I really need to win the clubs championship, as I am currently in the lead and an overall win is what I truly want.”
Another major motocross event is the AMU Championship, scheduled for Botswana in August. Sternagel is also eyeing another motocross race in Cape Town, later this year.
The Zone 7 Regional/Club MX Race provides Namibian athletes with the necessary exposure to different competitors, thereby helping them improve their times and performance, in preparation for the Gallina MX 2017 Championship later in the year.
Sternagel is no stranger to the track, having ridden since the age of three. He has won the King of the Dirt title in all meets this year, and is fiercely determined to win the club championships.
He said that motocross is his greatest passion. He takes a keen interest in developing the sport, by mentoring young cyclists and sharing his knowledge and experience with them.
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