THE annual prize-giving ceremony of the Namibian Enduro Club took place on Saturday 24 November.
With the eight races in the Bank Windhoek Enduro Series completed a few weeks ago, it was time to give recognition to participants, sponsors and officials for all the hard work during the 2012 season, said the chairman of the club, Andreas Brendel.
In the category for the rookie rider of the year, those with the highest points in their first year of racing were awarded. Pascal Henle and Enrico Malan walked away with the first place in the bike and quad categories respectively.
In the category for most improved rider, as nominated by their peers, Tom Moths and Julia Moths were winners in the bike and quad classes respectively.
In the category best rider, based on the most points accumulated through the season across all classes, veteran racers Andreas Brendel and Fanie Steenkamp took the trophies in the bike and quad classes respectively.
In the Class 1 battle for bikes, it was Kai Hennes who emerged victorious over Claude Brendel and Jörn Greiter for the 2012 season, as Ingo Waldschmidt secured victory in the Open Class ahead of Tommy Gouws and Therold Murch in second and third place respectively.
In the National Quad Class, Windzor Hüsselman triumphed and was followed by Heiko Bernstein and Johan Steyn in second and third.
Maike Bochert finished ahead of Shannon Rowland and Julia Moths in second and third place respectively in the Ladies Quad Class category.
Andreas Brendel secured victory in the National Senior Bike Class ahead of Kai Hohmeier and then Eckhard Waldschmidt.
In the Senior Quads, Fanie Steenkamp was first, followed by Clinton Hilfiker in second place and Yana de Jesus in and third.
The Support Bikes category had Pascal Henle as the winner ahead of Glen Brown and Wayne Schlabinski while Enrico Malan beat Andre van Zyl and Jorgen Schonken to the Support Quad Class title.
Lotario van Wyk won the Junior Quad Class, with Lozano Maletsky finishing second and RJ Visser third.
In the Farmer or Beginners Class, it was Eugene Koen edged Marcel Henle and Nicolai Palmert to the title.