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MONDAY 5 OCTOBER

CHRIS BENZ LUDERITZ SPEED CHALLENGE 2015– LATEST NEWS!

MONDAY 05 OCTOBER >

THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 2015 LUDERITZ SPEED CHALLENGE LAST NIGHT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS WITH LOCAL DIGNITARIES, INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS AND LOCALS PRESENT.  THE CEREMONY WAS LAUNCHED WITH THE SCREENING OF THE SHORT BUT HIGHLY IMPACTIVE 2015 EVENT’S VIDEO TEASER WHICH ENTHRALLED ALL IN THE AUDIENCE AT THE LUDERITZ NEST HOTEL.

SEBASTIEN CATTELAN, FOUNDER AND CO-ORGANISER OF THE EVENT COULD NOT MAKE THE OPENING CEREMONY IN TIME!  HE WAS STILL WORKING HARD TO MAKE THE FINAL ADJUSTMENTS TO THE ONE KILOMETRE LONG CANAL.  THE CANAL WAS DESTROYED BY UNUSUALLY VERY HIGH TIDES TWO WEEKS AGO AND HE HAD TO RE-START ALL HIS EFFORTS VIRTUALLY FROM SCRATCH.  DURING THE LAST TWO WEEKS UNTIL NOW, HE HAS BEEN WORKING 14 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK TO GET THE CANAL AS GOOD AS POSSIBLE –  NOT EASY WHEN MOTHER NATURE IS THROWING EVERYTHING AT YOU!  THE CANAL IS NOW 99.9% READY AFTER A HUGE AMOUNT OF TIME, EFFORT & ENERGY (& STRESS) NEEDED AS THE MACHINES KEPT GETTING STUCK IN THE MUD DUE TO THE VERY HIGH TIDES.

THE NEXT 2 DAYS, THE RIDERS CAN DO PRACTICE RUNS AS THE WINDS ARE NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO CHALLENGE ANY RECORDS. MUCH STRONGER WINDS ARE FORECAST LATER ON IN THE WEEK!

WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED!

ALL THE BEST.

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