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Veteran Moto Cross and Off-road champions invest back in the sport

Veteran Moto Cross and Off-road champions invest back in the sport

Two Springbok Motocross legends who have achieved the ultimate successes over the years and are still racing today are giving their services back to the sport they love

Springbok and Multiple MX champions 50-year-old Ryan Hunt Director Vermont Sales/Tork Craft and International teammate 59-year-old Tony Riddell are running and part sponsoring the RTR (Ride Train and Race Team). The program is designed for junior rider’s competing in, Motocross/Off-road events country wide. The current events are the Inland, Regional and National Series.

Any junior riders can join the team for a monthly fee, if they are riding and competing in the 50, 65 and 85cc classes. The team package includes 3 training session a week, free pit/gazebo at all the tracks, bike washing, race shirts, discounts on parts and some of the motorcycle brands. Plus having their training coach at the race meetings. The Junior riders are awarded Trophy’s for their wins in the series and RTR have their own top rider awards. Riders complete on their own MX/Off-road motorcycles on their brand of choice. Being part of RTR has added benefits from the brands that support them like Tork Craft.

“We currently have 25 riders across the 3 junior classes, who compete in the GXCC Off-road 8-part series, and the Inland, Regional and National Motocross events who run a series of 8 events a year,” said Tony Riddell. "We have seen tremendous improvements with the team riders with some riders competing in the top ten amongst factory riders, there is also a great vibe with the kids being part of a race team. There is a great mix of riders in the team male, female, all races and across all classes and skill levels. Ryan and I are looking at growing the team, and team benefits,” said Riddell

The team riders race at all the popular tracks Terra Topia, Smoking Pistons, Dirt Bronco and Rhino Park plus the national and regional MX tracks around the country.

"The support that Tony and the RTR team provides gives young riders and parents the assistance needed to enter events and participate confidently. We at Tork Craft see RTR as the right tool for the job when it comes to training, and seeing the younger generations improve, have fun learning race craft while giving a firm foundation to go forward in the sport and life", said Hunt.