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ARNO DRENTH - Driver

  • 2000 to 2008 - Competitor in Long Wheelbase Modified class in the SA National 4x4 Challenge Championship Series.
  • 2002 and 2003 - Overall National 4x4 Challenge Champion Driver.
  • 2013 - 2nd Driver in National 4XTR Locker Class Championship, 3rd Driver in SA National 4XTR Combined Class Championship.
  • 2014 - Locker Class Driver Champion in the Maxxis  Northern Region Championship, 2nd Driver in Maxxis National 4XTR Locker Class Championship.

KOOS ZIETSMAN - Team Owner and Co-Driver

  • 2001 to 2011 - Chief Design Engineer at BAE Systems OMC responsible for the design of the RG32M range of vehicles in service with the Swedish, Finnish and Irish Armies and the UN Forces.
  • 2000 to 2006 - Competitor in the SA National 4x4 Challenge Championship Series, both as Driver and Co-Driver.
  • 2002 to 2007 - Chairman of the 4x4 Challenge Association.
  • 2004 - South African National 4x4 Challenge Class Champion Co-Driver.
  • 2005 and 2006 - Organiser of the first ever Rock Crawl events in South Africa at Moegatle.
  • 2007 - Team Manager for the South African 4x4 Challenge Team competing in New Zealand.
  • 2007 - Organiser of the International Invitational 4x4 Challenge at Rustenburg against a team of 6 New Zeeland competitors.
  • 2013 - 2nd Co-Driver in National 4XTR Locker Class Championship, 3rd Co-Driver in SA National 4XTR Combined Class Championship.
  • 2014 - Locker Class Co-Driver Champion in the Maxxis  Northern Region Championship, 2nd Co-Driver in Maxxis National 4XTR Locker Class Championship.

 

BARRIE DRENTH - Driver

  • 2002 to 2008 - Competitor in Long Wheelbase Modified class in the SA National 4x4 Challenge Championship Series.
  • 2006 - Overall National 4x4 Challenge Champion Driver.
  • 2009 - 2012 – Competitor in the ABSA Off Road Racing Championship.
  • 2013 - Co-Driver in the Maxxis SA National X-Track Racing Series in Street Legal Locker Class.
  • 2014 - Driver in the Maxxis SA National X-Track Racing Series in Modified Class.
  • 2008 to date - Owner of Ultimate 4x4 Spares & Accessories.
  • 2014 - 3rd Driver in the Modified Class in the Maxxis  Northern Region 4XTR Championship, 4th Driver in Maxxis National 4XTR Modified Class Championship.

BRENDON GIRD - Co Driver

  • 2006 to 2007 - Competitor in Production Modified Class (Class B) in the Western Cape Challenge Club (WCCC) Regional Championship Series.
  • 2007 - Overall winner of  WCCC Regional Driver Championship.
  • 2008 - Competitor in Short Wheelbase Modified class in the SA National 4x4 Challenge Champion Series.
  • 2013 - Driver in the Maxxis SA National X-Track Racing Series in Street Legal Locker Class.
  • 2014 - C0-Driver in the Maxxis SA National X-Track Racing Series in Modified Class.
  • 2014 - 3rd Co-Driver in the Modified Class in the Maxxis  Northern Region 4XTR Championship, 4th C0-Driver in Maxxis National 4XTR Modified Class Championship.

KOOS ZIETSMAN - Team Manager

  • 2002 to 2007 - Chairman of the 4x4 Challenge Association.
  • 2005 and 2006 - Organiser of the first ever Rock Crawl events in South Africa at Moegatle.
  • 2007 - SA Team Manager for the South African vs. New Zealand 4x4 Challenge Series held in both countries.

 

KOOS ZIETSMAN (South African) - Team Manager

  • 1980 - University of Pretoria Motorcycle Sportsman of the Year.
  • 1984 - Pit Crew for Team Rasp Arse’s attempt at the Roof of Africa.
  • 1982 to 1985 - Route Scout and Marshal for Elandsvalley SA National Championship Enduro.
  • 1980 to 1987 -  Multiple Transvaal Regional Motorcycle Road Racing Champion in Super Singles, 575cc Production Motorcycle and 6-Hour Endurance Racing.
  • 1981 - Finisher in Barberspan 500 Motorcycle Off Road Race.
  • 1987 - South African National Super Singles Motorcycle Road Racing Champion.
  • 1988 - 4th Overall in South African National 250GP Motorcycle Road Racing Championship.
  • 2004, ’06, ‘10 - Team Manager for Team Matjien’s successful participation in Roof of Africa Extreme Enduro.
  • 2011 - Team Manager for Team Matjien’s successful attempt at the Erzberg Rodeo in Austria.
  • 2012 - Team Manager for Team Matjien’s successful attempt at the Roof of Africa Extreme Enduro with 2 Silver medals, 1 Bronze medal as well as 1st and 2nd Place in Round the Houses.

RIAAN PRETORIUS (South African) – Rider

  • 2004, ’06, ’10 - Roof of Africa Extreme Enduro finisher in 250cc Class.
  • 2005 - Participant in Dutch National Enduro.
  • 2011 - Erzberg Rodeo (Austria) finisher in 300cc Class.
  • 2012 - Roof of Arica Extreme Enduro Silver medallist.

GARY PRETORIUS (South African) - Rider

  • 2009 - Winner Motorcycle Novice Class in Toyota 1000 International Desert Race.
  • 2010 - 3rd Place Motorcycle Open Class in Toyota 1000 International Desert Race.
  • 2010 - Roof of Africa Extreme Enduro finisher in 250cc Class.
  • 2011 - Erzberg Rodeo (Austria) finisher in 250cc Class.
  • 2012 - Roof of Arica Extreme Enduro Silver medallist.

JUERGEN GARTLEHNER (Austrian) - Rider

  • 2000 to 2010 - Competitor or Marshall in Erzberg Rodeo (Austria).
  • 2012 - Winner of Roof of Africa Round the Houses.

GREGOR HOCHREISER (Austrian) - Rider.

  • 2000 to 2010 - Competitor or Marshall in Erzberg Rodeo (Austria).
  • 2012 - 2nd Position in Roof of Africa Round the Houses, Roof of Arica Bronze medallist.

JURIE MINNAAR (South African) - Rider

  • 2013 - Toyota 1000 Desert Race Finisher.