Mandela Bay 500 Regional Race @ Aldo Scribante Racetrack OTTO RACING TEAM Race Report:
Jessica Howden #52
Jess had a good start to the weekend on Wednesday when she got on her green machine for the first time. After the first day she realized alot is to be learnt! She kept improving each & every time she got on the bike. She improved her times by more than 10 seconds from her first session on Wednesday to the last one on Saturday! She had a good practice day on Thursday & Friday mixing it up with the other 600s. The team decided that it would be best for Jess to make her 600cc debut in the breakfast run class.
Saturday came and Jess put her green machine on pole! Race 1 was tricky as this was her first start with the bigger bike. It all ended well and she did her PB laptime in Race 1 with a race win aswell!! Race 2 came along much later in the day and she impressed us all again by managing a great win once again! It was a good weekend for Jess, alot was learnt and she can only go up from here!! #52
Ricardo Otto #74
Ricardo had yet again another tough weekend. Ricardo managed to do his PB laptime this past weekend in Race 1. Thursday & Friday practice went really well for the young man. He kept improving and made giant steps forward with his machine. Qualifying he felt good putting it in P2 for the race! Race 1 he had a good dice with Jared Schultz & later on the race had a good time chasing down Jared. It was a really good race for the young man. Later in the race his lap times started dropping and we had an idea what was going on. Our theory was soon proven in Race 2 where it was clear there was a major problem on the rear end of his bike.
We take from this weekend another lesson and more knowledge. We will do everything we can to make sure this was the last of the problem. This was a good learning weekend in preparation for the upcoming national 15 June. #74
Zanté Otto #73
Zanté is still recovering from her previous crash at Killarney in April. Struggling with the concussions consequences & still resting her collarbone waiting for doctors clearance for the plate to be removed. Zanté took this weekend as a great opportunity to take the photographs for the team! On Sunday Zanté took the time to train the upcoming young lady, Kirsty Oberholzer #73 ! Zanté managed to teach her to pull away & change gears up - down all in one afternoon! Zantés future plans will be released soon. #73
The teams supporting rider Ashton Heidemann #72 had a good weekend getting to grips with the main circuit racing. He won the 300 class for the day! #72
It was a really good weekend overall for the team!
A few photos from the weekend by The Marketing Agency 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼