De Wet Claims South African Title With Husqvarna
Altus De Wet brings home South African Enduro 1 title for Husqvarna Racing
Altus de Wet, works rider for the Husqvarna Racing team, has clinched the E1 (Open Class) Championship title in the 2013 Liquorland SA National Enduro Motorcycle Championship. The win marks a strong end to his first season for this manufacturer – who made thier official comeback onto the South African enduro racing scene this year.
De Wet claimed the title at the recent Liquorland Matatiele WFO National Enduro event held at Matatiele in the Eastern Cape after a nail-biting finish to the national enduro season. De Wet and championsihp leader Kenny Gilbert were separated by just two points before the Matatiele event and both riders were under immense pressure to bring the title home.
Riders were tested over 10 special tests and it was the Husqvarna rider who not only claimed the E1 Championship title, but produced his fifth consecutive E1 class victory for the season. He also won the event outright. Winning the E1 Championship title and finishing as runner-up to Wade Young in the overall standings, De Wet rounded off a successful season for Husqvarna Racing.
Now hoping to end year on a high, De Wet will be trying hard to better his runner-up result in this year’s Roof of Africa which takes place in Lesotho from November 14-16.