Alfie Cox developing “the future of our sport” with youth off road team

Dirt bike legend Alfie Cox mentoring a team of rising South African off-road talent aiming for the Roof of Africa Hard Enduro.

 

A new South African enduro team is growing under the wings of Alfie Cox, one of the best-known personalities in the South African off road scene. 

The ‘Motul Alfie Cox KTM Team’ is all about mentoring emerging South African talent using Alfie’s experience in the off-road – nine-time Roof of Africa winner and multiple top five Dakar Rally finisher – the line-up of three riders are getting the foothold onto a bigger stage.

 

Kyle Purchase in action 255 Enduro21 560

 

In Alfie’s words: “This team represents the future of our sport and that’s why KTM and our lead sponsor Motul are involved again this year. They can see the value in helping to develop tomorrow’s champions and guiding them in these vital early years of their careers.”Every member of the team is no older than 18 but they have gained some experience in the off-road racing world.

The main goal for the team is to get a good result at the Roof of Africa this 2019. The eldest member of the team, Kyle Purchase (18), is the former National Enduro Champion in High School Class. This year Purchase will move up to the E1 class in both South African Cross-Country and Enduro Championships onboard a KTM 250 EXC-F. He will also take part in the Red Bull Romaniacs to gain some international experience. 

 

Cayden Purchase in action 265 Enduro21 560

 

16-year-old Cayden Purchase and 17-year-old Ryan Pelser will also race the National Enduro – High School class plus the KZN Regional Enduro and Cross-Country Championships on KTM 125 XCWs. 

Pelser and Purchase have already begun their KZN Regional campaigns with first and second places respectively in the first two rounds. 

 

More information on Alfie's team on the Motul ZA Facebook page.

 

 

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Igor Aguado
Enduro21 Junior Editor
igor.aguado@enduro21.com