BULAWAYO Motoring Club (BMC) motorcyclist Fuzzy Walker, who was awarded last year’s One-Hour Motorcycle Endurance overall and index trophies, is confident of retaining the trophies during the annual Toyota Castrol Three-Hour Endurance Race and One-Hour Motorcycle event on Saturday at the Falls Road Circuit in Bulawayo.
This famous event, which started in 1969 and saw many drivers from Zimbabwe, South Africa and the United Kingdom taking part, is still attracting competitors from other countries.
Walker said it was not going to be an easy competition, but he would try to push hard to retain the trophies that he won last year.
“There are a lot of South Africans coming for this race and it is going to be a very tough one,” he said.
“This is one race you cannot easily promise something, but I will try my best. My plan is to push hard from the beginning. Castrol Oil are behind me and they are helping me with oil so I would like to recognise their support.”
The motorcycles will take centre stage at 1-2pm before the motorsport enthusiast are thrilled to a Three-Hour Endurance which will start at 3pm till 6pm.
Last year Darren Winterboer won the overall trophy in the Three-Hour while in his debut Michael McKillop from South Africa won the index.
McKillop has confirmed participation in the 45th anniversary of the event and will be looking forward to claim the index for the second time.
There is no doubt that the standard of vehicle and competitor has reached a new high.
The first edition of the Three-Hour Endurance was won by legend John Love in his Lola Chev.
Since then it has been a popular event among drivers, bikers and members of the public.