Viljoen wins solo men's division

Steyn-Kotze fastest woman

Racers riding solo and teams of two and four contested the fifth edition of the 340km Desert Dash over December 18-19.

Starting in Windhoek, the route climbed the Khomas Hochland up to a level of 2,000m above sea level. Racers navigated twists and turns of the descent, at one stage dropping 700m in only 10km, made more difficult by the conditions being a moonless night.

Racers crossed the rugged, unforgiving Namib Desert and finished in the quaint coastal town of Swakopmund. With the cold Atlantic Ocean on one side and the red sand dunes of the desert on the other, the town itself summarized the extremes of this race.

Up to 24 hours were allowed for racers to complete this lengthy, single stage event.

Results

Solo men 23-39
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arno Viljoen (GT Mr Price )14:07:50 
2Henning van Wyk (Merida 96 )2:05:19 
3Tjipe Murangi (Team Cycletec )2:06:03 
4Ian Grassow (Still )3:13:29 
5Heinrich Kohne (NMC Methealth )3:54:27 
6Noddis Uys (Noddis )4:21:13 
7Gerhard Liebenberg (Fil413 )  
8Andrew Reid (Langer Heinrich )4:59:51 
9Carl Hahn (Oops )5:00:30 
10Stefan van Doorn (Bushrider )5:00:40 
11Pierre van Rensburg (Pankop )  
12Philip Steyn (Die Nama en sy baja sukkel )5:11:44 
13Basson van Rooyen (Basson )5:12:09 
14Omri Kleynhans (Omri )5:17:10 
15Richard Quin (The Mighty Quin )5:41:42 
16Robert Redecker (495)6:20:37 
17Sias Le Roux (Team SLR )6:49:15 
18Terry Wilson (Team Slowbee )7:36:15 
19Dave Rooney (Roon Dogg )7:36:58 
20Johann Baard (Spykerboud )7:39:05 
21Bradley van der Walt (By Grace I Race )7:44:44 
22Johan la Grange (Splinterboud )  
23Kristian Larsson (Viking )7:56:34 
24Christopher Ehinger (Seal and Gasket )7:56:45 
25Damien Agnew (Cycles Wholesale )8:25:50 
26Wouter Pentz (Wouter Pentz )8:31:29 
27Dennis Nathrass (Team GTR )8:57:38 
28Christof van Niekerk (Christof van Niekerk )9:09:48 
DNSAndrew Rowles (Cindy Lauper )  
DNFGerhard Breed (Style )  
DNFLouis Botha (Louis )  
DNFJacobus Diener (Willeklong )  
DNFMartin Ciolkosz (29pgc10 )  
DNFMichael Curtis (Half Not )  
DNFJannie Tromp (Skorpion )  
DNFLouis Putter (Pupkewitz )  
DNFHeimer Anderson (Anderson Transport )  
DNFEtienne Jobert (Afripex Tygirs 3 )  
Solo men 40+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andy Chase (Beka Lighting )15:18:15 
2Axel Otto (Axel Otto )0:55:38 
3Riaan Boshoff (Riaan )1:04:53 
4Riaan Derks (Broker )2:01:24 
5Ludwig Malherbe (Team Stihl )3:12:54 
6Johan Bezuidenhout (Afripex Tygirs 2 )3:36:21 
7Johan Bothma (Pointbreak Solo 2)3:49:33 
8Aidan de Lange (Why Again )  
9Hercules Viljoen (Hobodeho )4:05:05 
10John Vonofakidis (Vono )4:06:45 
11Pieter de Bruin (Pieterman )4:08:50 
12Henry Verhoeven (Just4Fun )4:23:12 
13Rob Jackson (Oldest coot )4:31:17 
14Jan Laubscher (JanTrap )5:01:44 
15Simon Hough (Agent Orenge )5:31:36 
16Michael Childes (Afripex Tygirs 1 )5:31:43 
17Willem Hyman (Martelpyp Rodeo )6:25:52 
18Nicolas Wessels (Streetschool )6:26:34 
19Daan Gerretsen (Flying Dutchman )6:46:14 
20Wouter Behr (Martelpyp Rodeo 2 )7:05:43 
21Jan Auke Dijkstra (Toearegg )7:21:00 
22Jaap Venter (Jaap )7:21:03 
23Charlie du Toit (Charlie du Toit )7:21:04 
24Johan van Niekerk (Johan van Niekerk )7:59:23 
DNSJohan Le Roux (Sinister se Pa )  
DNFDennis Mc Donald (Aardvark 1 )  
DNFJohan Bester (Pcychocyclist )  
DNSJames Parkin (Litespeed Homeward Bound )  
DNFGus Klohn (InfraDEV )  
DNFNick du Plessis (Nick Du Plessis )  
DNFJohann Liebenberg (Liebster )  
DNFJohan Fourie (Bleskop )  
DNFKenneth Williams (Spartan unity )  
DNFDeon Viljoen (Obelix )  
DNFJC Faul (Oglala )  
DNSMichael Swanepoel (Solo )  
DNSRussell Paschke (Desert Rat )  
DNFWayne Hartmann (Wayne Hartmann )  
DNFWillie Engelbrecht (Pointbreak Wille Willie )  
DNSPaolo Beltramo (Azzuri )  
Solo women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Hannele Steyn-Kotze (Sludge )16:23:08 
DNFElmien Wagenaar (Elmien )  
DNFClaire van Aardt (Oolahwan )  
DNFHesmar Venter (Hesmar )  
DNFCarmen Tromp (Kelkiewyn )  
Solo Under 23 men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
DNSSion Le Roux (Mister Sinister )  
Two-person teams 23-39 men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Cathy (Willie Mac Van Zyl and Nico Ruppel)15:54:11 
2HKGK (Johann Pretorius and Dirk Uys)2:21:09 
3Forklift and Allied (Klaus Papendieck and Sven Tegethoff)2:41:45 
4African Shipping Services 1 (Andre Steinfurth and Rainer Sentefol)3:02:35 
5African Shipping Services 2 (Stephan Drayer and Rene Graf)3:02:37 
6The Rocket Scientists (Andre Christensen and Barry van't Slot)3:39:54 
7Team Nokia 2 (Henri de Bruine and Mark Salisbury)4:47:26 
8Koggelramme (Jannie Oberholzer and George Diener)4:53:24 
9Further on up the Road (Michael Treloar and Kenneth Treloar)5:43:39 
DNSKea Camper Hire (Reinhard Haenisch and Christoph Haenisch)  
DNFStorage Solutions (Sem Shaanika and Junias Ndjuluwa)  
DNFDOK en DOOM (Ernst Coetzee and Christoff Coetzee)  
DNFThe Odd Couple (Adrian Lee and John Knust)  
Two-person teams 40+ men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pointbreak Adrenalin (Wim de Vos and Corrie Muller)13:20:00 
27 Minute Disciples (Barry Cooper and Ian Macleod)1:54:12 
3Hartlief masters (Christo Van Niekerk and Kevin Adendorff)2:18:20 
4Gochas Movers (Wessel van Wyk and Philippus van Wyk)2:25:50 
5Desertrats (Stefan Bohlke and Hans du Toit)2:57:20 
6J and B (Jan Nel and Brendan Dawson)3:15:09 
7Terason Nightriders (John Pope and Moller Nel)4:03:22 
8Khomas Peddlers (John Cuff and Ingram Cuff)4:09:59 
9Flying Doctors (Vincent Shaw and Hoffie Conradie)4:22:50 
10Crew 111 (Volker Tiller and Thomas Rath)4:38:04 
11Wheeling Willies (Lean Venter and Jan van den berg)5:00:22 
12Desert Pistols (Chris Bartholomae and Hansie Jacobs)5:43:28 
13Team Nokia (Gary Johnson and William-John Willis)5:52:13 
14Laurel and Hardy (Karl Grunschloss and Naude Theron)6:07:20 
15Dirt Devils (Nicolaas Venter and Sakkie Schreuder)6:16:05 
16Desert Donkies (Chris Muir and Louis Wessels)6:47:02 
17Desert Stormers (Michael de Kock and Wayne Wolmerans)6:58:16 
18Spanibangli (Johan Mouton and Bill Jooste)7:59:02 
DNFToeka en Nou (Hendri Bornman and Philip Badenhorst)  
DNFPharmaton pro active (Herman Maritz and Wessel Visser)  
DNFGerus Team (Paul Bosman and Hagen Seiler)  
Two-person female teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pink Panthers (Stephanie Faul and Elanor Grassow)20:33:27 
2Desert Divas (Astrid Helm and Lidia Theron)0:00:03 
Two-person mixed teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Hartlief mix (Helaine Dos Santos and Henning Blaauw)15:29:00 
2Gecko Explorers (Pierre Rocher and Marisu Rocher)1:25:36 
3Man takes wife (Susanne Borg and Leander Borg)2:13:45 
4Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum (Christine Thirion and Johan Diener)5:18:37 
DNFAan trap rooies (Hennie van Niekerk and Louise van Niekerk)  
Two person U23 teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sandstorms vani Kaap (Ruan van Schalkwyk and Lourens Calitz)13:36:42 
2Methealth NMC (Heiko Redecker and Mirko Maier)1:10:38 
3Desert Arrows (Sebastian Jahnke and Jason Reid)2:09:08 
Four - person 23-29 men's team
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cymot 3 Duitsers en 1 Schlapohr (Jacques Celliers , Pierre Knoetze, Derrick Clark, Frans - Anthonie Gerber)14:36:13 
2OTB Sport (Peter Brinkmann , Paul Brinkmann, Mark Brinkmann, Robert Brinkmann)1:46:55 
3Seven Minute Heathens (Oliver Pierson , Mathew Dalling, Nick DeLuca, Ian Maxwell)1:47:09 
4FNB Namibia (Theo Neethling , Jaco Vermaak, Jacques Cloete, Herman Reinders)2:24:19 
5Desert Rats (Peter Herle , Andrew Theunissen, Adrian de la Harpe, Raymond Heathcote)3:05:33 
6Desert Duelers (Jens Unterlerchner , Axel Dainat, Max Pieper, Ricardo Coehlo)4:13:16 
7Team Blake (Freddie Fouche , Jorrie Jordaan, Manie Scholtz, Aldo Strappazzon)4:41:15 
8Pointbreak Beach Bums (Ockert van Schalkwyk , Kirsten Baumann, Fleidl Heiko, Andre Hoekstra)4:52:53 
9Dust Busters (Jaco de Jager , Pierre Marais, Hennie van Wyk, Leon Smit)5:09:15 
10Deep Impact (Andre (Os) Kruger , Fanie Terblanches, Nico Stehle, Wiks Conradie)7:07:27 
DNFwwwdotbikedotwb (Johan Esterhuyse , Gareth Brian Smith, Brian Roberts, Mark Royden Stanton)  
Four person 40+ men's team
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pointbreak Breakers (Daneel van der Walt , William Marais, Hermann Wessels, Rein van Veen)16:21:58 
2Foursome (Carl Brinkmann , Yorick Lostetter, Dirk van Rooyen, Rick Mey)0:18:55 
3Pointbreak Troubleshooters (Keith Vroon , Axel Theissen, Stephen van der Walt, Mike Ehret)0:34:25 
4BCX Dusters (Terry Cooper , Horst Heimstadt, Gunter Penzhorn, Christo Le Roux)1:58:54 
5Desert Rollers (Herbie Blom , Eckhardt Bussel, Willie Greeff, Deon Louw)4:22:39 
Four-person women's team
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
14Pointbreak Surferinas (Aretha Burger , Tania van Veen, Marguerite de Villiers, Sulinda Muller)19:01:50 
23Desert Hills Angels (Michaela Milz , Charlotte Veldsman, Renate Penzhorn, Helen Hibbert)21:04:02 
Four-person mixed team
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Pointbreak Pointers (Louis Loubser , Desiree Loubser, Pierre van der Walt, John Hamman)15:56:48 
8Fruit and Veg City (Anthony Bassingthwaighte , Carmen Bassingthwaighte, Konrad Johannes, Otto Alfeld)16:58:51 
12HKE Skilpad Ltd (Hans Kolberg , Kai Grossmann, Monika Grossmann, Charmaine Shannon)18:30:17 
16Ageless Girls and Boys (Robert Lea , Jenny Everingham, Carel Bredell, Vivien Routledge)19:22:17 
18Pointbreak Freewheelers (Andre Vermaak , Sunley Fourie, Johan Snyman, Tertius Stears)19:42:17 
20Wesbank Transport (Fritz Lambrechts , Thomas Bayer, Rodney Theron, Georgia Bayer)20:09:30 
22Wilderness Desert Riders (Jacky Heath , Bruno Will, Mari van der Watt, Matthias Langheld)21:02:10 
DNFDesert Riders (Magda Loftie-Eaton , Johan Coetzee, Juliana Van Es, Erik Van Es)  
DNSNamibia Xray (Marli Boshoff , Org van Rensburg, Jackie Norval, Tienie van Rensburg)  

 

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