Adolf Boshoff, Kawasaki ZX6R, 600cc Supersport

Northern Regions Racing: 600cc Supersport

—Adolf Boshoff, Kawasaki ZX6R.

Blaze Baker, Kawasaki ZX6R, 600cc Supersport

Northern Regions Racing: 600cc Supersport

—Blaze Baker, Kawasaki ZX6R.

Ivan van Niekerk, Kawasaki ZX10R, Unlimited Superbikes

Northern Regions Racing: Unlimited Superbikes

—Ivan van Niekerk, Kawasaki ZX10R.

Northern Regions Racing: about

What is it about you might ask? The obvious: about motorcycle racing.
About: Unlimited Superbikes, 600cc Supersport, Moto3/GP125/250 Club.
About: BOTTS, Masters, Formula Xtreme; about the 250 Cup, 150 Cup, Honda NSF 100, the Breakfast Run.
About: dreams and aspirations ...
About: the days of our lives ...

About: starting grids and dropping red lights.
About: chequered flags and other colourful flags, Marshalls and spectators.
About: winning and losing; disappointment, tears and fears.
About: Whisky dreams and cold beer.
About: Monsters and Pit Bulls.
About: great Aces Café coffee and takeaways.
About: annoying commentators.
About: practice sessions and Friday slackers.
About: race days and podium spots.
About: great photos and the passion for it.
About: turn one and fearless expressions.
About: accidents in turn two. Rising spirits; pushing forward—diligently.
About: defying a midlife crisis; or racing to be the best one day (on a national podium).
About: Blaze Baker and Adolf Boshoff.
About: Garrick Vlok, dark thoughts and Anthony Shelley.
About: Kyle (Robinson), erasing all forms of hope.
About: practice sessions for the national road show.
About: man and machine.
About: sun rise and sunset.
About: six spectators flanking the north bank.
About: setting up race camp; breaking it down.
About: attitudes and free photos.
About: wishing you were here.
About: a racetrack, sticky tyres and tinted visors.
About: brollie girls and skinny pants.
About: drooling men and Russian girls.
About: days gone by.
About: wasted youth.
About: excuses and opinions.
About: dirty race suits, knackered boots, smelly feet and helmet hair.
About: T-shirts with holes in.
About: somebody else’s motorcycle dreams.
About: those who are absent.
About: quiet desperations.
About: Kawasaki, Yamaha, Honda, Morawaki, KTM, Ducati—mine is better than yours.
About: time and timed laps; records and jubilation.
About: stop watches and finger signals at the pit wall.
About: the true meaning of life, lessons learned and the ones we still have to learn.
About: me.
About: you.
About: sponsorships and the lack thereof.
About: on-board cameras and video clips.
About: colourful vinyl and black numbers.
About: monochromatic Xeroxed race programmes.
About: protruding breasts, long legs and butterflies.
About: accidents, guilt and friendship.
About: what you will miss, if you are not here.
About: an unforgiving ribbon of black.
About: racing fuel, Bridgestone Tyres and Arai Helmets ...
About: the sounds and smells and thunder, nowhere else to be found, but here.

Everything you need to know ABOUT: life, love, animosity, disappointment, dreams, aspirations, tears, fears, the past, the present, the future, sounds, smells, good coffee, motorsport photography, friendship, (what did I leave out?) and excellent motorcycle racing—can be found right here.
See you ALL, at the next Northern Regions Racing (RSR) motorcycle racing event. —Godspeed!

Words & Photos: Adriaan & Martine Venter (Northern Regions Racing, Unlimited Superbikes, 600 Supersport, Zwartkops Raceway, South African Motorsport, 2014/05/31, 54 images) Main Images: Adolf Boshoff, Kawasaki ZX6R; Blaze Baker, Kawasaki ZX6R; Ivan van Niekerk, Kawasaki ZX10R.

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