Grey boy participates in FIM African Cup Of Nations

Pieter Brink with his dad, Lodewyk Brink, in Kenya.

Pieter Brink, a 9-year-old scholar from Grey College Primary, was selected as part of the South African Motocross Team and participated in the FIM African Cup of Nations (the criteria at the time of selection being top 5 in the country in your category). The championship took place in Jamhuri Park, Nairobi, Kenya, in August, where eight South African boys took part.
Brink took fourth place in heat 1, second place in heat 2 and eighth place in the final and last heat due to a crash. Third and fourth place tied, however, due to the last heat standings, Brink took a fourth overall in the 50cc Pro category in the Continental Championships. Niel van der Vyver of Cape Town was the winner and Kyle Townsend of Port Elizabeth came second. Jordan van Wyk of Pietermaritzburg was fifth (with unfortunate bike issues) and Kai Ormond, Gauteng, was sixth in the 50cc Pro category. Hayden Tully took the win and Troy Murour second place in the 65cc category, as well as Travis Goosen fourth overall in the 125 class. SA won the 50cc and 65cc division in the championships, as well as the green trophy “environmental”. Due to unfortunate circumstances, Johan Vogelsang, one of Free State’s MX 2 riders, was unable to go.
Brink is currently Race Leader 2016 in the 50cc Pro category and third in the 65cc category, Free State Regionals. He is also second in the World of Motorsport Premier Cup 50cc Pro. He is a member of the Bloemfontein Off Road Club under coach Meiring Vermeulen.