As the oldest Off-Road race in Africa and one of the oldest in the world, the Motul Roof of Africa has deservedly earned the title of The Mother of Hard Enduro and this year it celebrates its 50th anniversary. Scheduled to take place from 15-18 November in Lesotho, the 2017 Motul Roof of Africa is the final round of the Red Bull Hard Enduro Series for the year and promises to be a good test of man and motorcycle. Worldwide, Hard Enduro or Extreme Enduro, has become increasingly popular and the Motul Roof of Africa has earned the reputation as being one of the hardest to compete in. The 3-day race attracts overseas interest and regular participation from a large contingent of international competitors as well as pro and amateur local riders.
Through the years, Motul has gained experience as an official supplier to many racing teams and manufacturers and collaborates with them to further technological development in motorsport. This year’s registration and riders briefing will take place on Wednesday 15 November at the AVANI Lesotho Hotel, race quarters for the duration of the event. To stay up-to-date with all of the 2017 Motul Roof of Africa action, you can visit the Motul Roof of Africa – Mother of Hard Enduro Facebook page or visit the website: www.roofofafrica.info .
Some riders scheduled to attend include: Internationals: Graham Jarvis – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna – reigning champion – 4 times winner Mario Roman – Sherco Alfredo Gomez Cantero – Red Bull KTM – lost by 9 seconds last year to Jarvis Sandra Gomez Andreas Lettenbichler – Red Bull KTM Manuel Lettenbichler
South frican riders: Wade Young – Sherco Liqui Moly Racing – Has won it twice, youngest rider ever at age 16 Brett Swanepoel – Pepson Plastics Husqvarna – has finished 2nd and 3rd Kirsten Landman – Brother Leadertread KTM Travis Teasdale – Brother Leadertread KTM – SA National Enduro Champion 2017 Blake Gutzeit – Bidvest bLU cRU Yamaha – 2017 SuperEnduro World Champion Jade Gutzeit – Alfie Cox KTM Motul Racing – 2003 Winner Scott Bouverie – Brother Leadertread KTM – 3rd place last year Kyle Flanagan – Bidvest bLU cRU Yamaha
ABOUT MOTUL Motul is a world-class French company specialised in the formulation, production and distribution of high-tech engine lubricants (two-wheelers, cars and other vehicles) as well as lubricants for industry via its MotulTech activity. Unanimously recognised for more than 160 years for the quality of its products, innovation capacity and involvement in the field of competition, Motul is also recognised as the specialist in synthetic lubricants. As early as 1971, Motul was the first lubricant manufacturer to pioneer the formulation of a 100% synthetic lubricant for automotive engines, the 300V lubricant, making use of Esters technology and issued from the aeronautical industry. Throughout the years, Motul has gained experience as an official supplier to many racing teams and manufacturers and contributes with them to further technological development in motorsports. Motul is supporting those teams in international competitions such as: 24 Hours of Le Mans (cars and motorcycles), FIA World Endurance Championship, Super GT, Drift, Pikes Peak, Japanese championship Super Formula, Blancpain Endurance & Sprint Series, MotoGP, World Superbike, MXGP, Endurance World Championship, Supercross, IOM TT, Ice Speedway Gladiators World Championship, F1 Boat and scores of others.