16 year old Troy Bezuidenhout showed that his maiden EJC podium in Germany was no fluke by fighting hard at Magny Cours in France yesterday to add another top six finish to his already impressive 2016 results.
Starting 9th, after a technical problem and a huge high side earlier in the weekend put him on the back foot, Troy showed that’s he’s a Sunday man as he involved himself in an intense nine rider scrap at the front of the 11 lap race.
Moving into eighth after a perfectly timed move on a German rival the #52 Into The Blue Diving sponsored rider eventually took the chequered flag in 6th which consolidates his position in the overall standings with two races to go in Jerez in a fortnight.
Troy Bezuidenhout – 6th position: “This weekend was tough. It tested my dad and I from start to finish. On Friday I only managed one flying lap before a technical issue in my front braking system forced me out for the rest of the session. FP2 was wet and I was very comfortable with the bike and was getting down to a fair pace until and running 2nd on the times before I made a mistake out of turn 3, hitting a small bump which caused me to highside. 4 flying laps only in Free Practice and I was back on track to qualify. The race was very hard but I had a great battle after starting 9th and was able to mix it with the leading group until 4 laps to go when I lost the tow. I chose the wrong gearing for the race so I was running out of revs down the straight. Ultimately I finished 6th and honestly it is a great finish to a tough weekend. I/d like to say thank you to my mom, dad, sister and all my sponsors especially Arai, Held, 6t9 and Into the Blue Diving. Bring on Jerez in a week and a half!