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    Johann Potgieter wins the 2012 Malelane TOYOTA Downhill Challenge on his 2012 Jedi!

    Rider owned! I saw this news on Sunday, super awesome news for Lance & Chris Canfield!

    Give it up for rider/racer Johann Potgieter as well he was 4.1 secs ahead of World Champ Greg Minnaar!

    " The upset came when Pottie snatched the victory from 2012 DH World Champion Greg Minnaar by 4.1 seconds…"

    2012 Malelane TOYOTA KTM DH Challenge results | NSR MTB



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    Impressive!

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    So stoked for Potti ! He's been on a tear all season! He was holding his own at the IXS cup, nice to see him getting the credit he deserves! Go fast young JEDI !!!!

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    Johann 'Pottie' Potgieter nice work!

    Video from Rider Johann 'Pottie' Potgieter and NSRMTB
    "This was a full run of the 2012 Malelane TOYOTA KTM DH Challenge track courtesy of Johann 'Pottie' Potgieter. The pace was approximately 65 - 75 % with relative dry conditions."

    GOPR0597 from NSRMTB on Vimeo.




    Congrats again to rider Johann 'Pottie' Potgieter he pinned his race run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supramk388 View Post
    Video from Rider Johann 'Pottie' Potgieter and NSRMTB
    "This was a full run of the 2012 Malelane TOYOTA KTM DH Challenge track courtesy of Johann 'Pottie' Potgieter. The pace was approximately 65 - 75 % with relative dry conditions."

    GOPR0597 from NSRMTB on Vimeo.




    Congrats again to rider Johann 'Pottie' Potgieter he pinned his race run.
    man that trail looks like fun and is real steep too
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    congrats Canfield Brothers Bikes !!
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    congrats!!

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    Race write up from NSRMTB

    Full write up at:
    2012 Malelane TOYOTA KTM DH Challenge race report | NSR MTB

    Go Jedi go! Johann Potgieter hucking! photo credit rb photography


    quoted from NSRMTB
    "The track starts off with an easy pedally section to get you up to speed and leads into four rocky turns that puts you to the test mentally and physically. You drop off a wooden bridge towards a sturdy berm which sends you off to the second and more demanding rock garden. A break from the battery leads you to the big air bridge which drops you 4m into a berm and pedalling section, where after you navigate 12 ultra steep switchbacks, drops, a jump riddled dry river bed that weaves between the trees. And just to wake you up a pedally finish that will make your legs and lungs burn if you are hungry enough to push hard for the win."
    "No doubt this is one of, if not the best and most testing DH tracks in the country, built with one goal in mind. To give local riders the opportunity to put their skills to the test and develop their riding in order to match and rival our riding cousins on the world cup circuit."

    Greg Minnaar 2012 World Champ! photo credit rb photography


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    "The time for seeding runs came up, the track dried out a bit and the winds were not as strong as earlier in the morning. Pottie surprised everyone by setting the fastest time and everyone knew the World Champ was going to gun hard to reaffirm his supremacy."

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    Overall Top 5 – Johann Potgieter, Greg Minnaar, Tiaan Odendaal, Dirk Lourens & Alasdair Fey

    quoted from NSRMTB
    "Race day arrived and the energy was tangible as the riders did a few last practice runs and the spectators were being shuttled up the course by the FJ cruisers supplied by title sponsor Malelane TOYOTA. The riders assembled at the top as the minutes ticked by for the start of the race. A light drizzle broke out as the first rider was clamped into the start gate and the field reached the point of no return. Both Greg and Pottie looked super fast, smooth and composed as they came blasting down the mountain, but it was Pottie who managed to put it all together in a flawless run which secured him the win with a convincing four second lead."

    Johann Pottie Potgieter nice work! Way to finish out 2012.


    A big congrats again to Johann Pottie Potgieter, Canfield Factory Race Team & entire Canfield crew (Lance, Chris, Vin & Sean)!

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    2012 Malelane TOYOTA KTM DH Challenge Official video


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