Clinton Pienaar, Triumph Daytona 675R, Bike SA 24 Hour

Clinton Pienaar: Bike SA 24 Hour Endurance Race

Racing for Dexter's Lab (a.k.a. Team Illiterate) on a Triumph Daytona 675R. The ironic team did it again with a top podium finish! Congratulations to the well balanced Team Illiterate: Clinton Pienaar, Robert Portman, Donovan Fourie and Matt Smith.

For the curious: Team Illiterate has travelled 2,444km (611 laps x 4km/lap), in the allotted time of 24 hours. If you want to work out their VELOCITY (m/s), then you have to divide DISTANCE by TIME. First we have to convert DISTANCE (in kilometres) to meters, and 24 hours to seconds. This is fairly simple: 2444km x 1000 = 2,444,000 meters. Now the time factor, since there are 60 minutes in an hour and 60 seconds in a minute, it leaves us with: 24 x 60 x 60 = 86,400 seconds.
2,444,000m divided by 86,400s equates to a VELOCITY of 28.28703 meters/second. On any other race day the scoot jockeys can reach up to 35m/s, considering that this was a 24 hour race event (with tyre and brake changes and fuel top up), this distance travelled per second was very impressive. Basic education is a bliss.

Team Draytek, Honda Fireblade, Bike SA 24 Hour

Team Star Trek: Honda Fireblade

We are definitely alone in the universe, absolutely alone

Pierre Gouws Accident, Bike SA 24 Hour

Pierre Gouws: Bike SA 24 Hour Endurance Race

Warning—Motorsport is dangerous, so too is life. More people exchange this life for the great beyond without ever having the opportunity to see the inside of a race track. Maybe the warning should read: Motorsport is great fun, then more people will attend these energetic motorcycle events.

Corne Theron, Bike SA 24 Hour, Red Star Raceway

Corne Theron: Bike SA 24 Hour Endurance Race

Even though he was pretty on pink, he is as tough as nails. We will be seeing more of Corne in next year's Super Series Masters Class on a BMW S1000RR. A big surprise awaits his fellow contenders.

Words & Photos: Adriaan & Martine Venter (Bike SA 24 Hour Endurance Race, Red Star Raceway, South African Motorsport, 2012/12/08 & 09, 224 images)