News 2 May 2017

Sherco-mounted Warwick conquers Kamfari Mud Race

First-career win aboard 450 SEF-R in challenging four-hour.

Image: Max Sullivan.

Territorian Chris Warwick has taken out the 2017 Kamfari Mud Race with a Sherco 450 SEF-R powering him to victory. After years of trying, Warwick finally took the top step of the podium in what is regarded as Australia’s muddiest enduro.

The four-hour multi-lap race was staged on the outskirts of Darwin that had competitors racing across flood plains and skirting scrub littered with bog holes.

“I have to thank NT Powersports for supplying me with a Sherco,” Warwick said. “It’s seriously one of the best enduro bikes I’ve had the pleasure of riding. This was a proper Kamfari – the majority of the track was really muddy. It was really challenging with a lot of holes and a lot of ruts.”

The gruelling mud-fest saw some big-name riders fail to make the finish while Warwick powered to a two-lap lead, eventually completing 15 laps in typically tropical conditions. Riding a 450 SEF-R prepared by Darwin Sherco dealership, NT Powersports, Warwick revelled in the tough conditions to win ahead of Bren Rodda and David Bates.