Springbok, Protea award winner and multiple South African National motocross champion – with four decades of SA National titles to his name – now has years of racing in numerous international events in the UK, Europe, and the US to his name. Hunt is one of the true legends of South African motorsport, for his 37 years of competing in the most challenging motorsport categories of Motocross
Hunt’s motorsport career began 37 years ago, when at the age of 10 he competed in the SA National Motocross series. Having won every category he competed in, Hunt moved to Europe armed with 11 Motocross titles to his name. After an illustrious international career, he returned home with the aim of winning national championships in each of the four decades he has raced, this he achieved last year by clinching the SA National MX3 class, giving him his remarkable record of four decades of SA National titles. This is the first ever recorded four decades of SA National wins for any SA motocross rider.
He has won numerous SA events, regional championships, local and International MX, Supercross events staged in SA and abroad; he travelled and raced in the UK, Europe, and the US, which did not go unnoticed as he was awarded his Springbok colours and received the Protea Award for his successes in the sport.
Overseas wins included the Master Supercross class for three consecutive years at the Weston Super-Mare Beach race – a record in this events history – as no MX rider has managed to win this race three years’ running. He was an official SA team rider in the legendary Trophy Des Nations and many other events in Europe and the US.
Just recently Hunt represented SA again in the international Veterans’ Motocross VMXDN event at Farleigh Castle in the UK. This year the South African team achieved a creditable fourth overall with strong performances from Ryan and team mate Neville Bradshaw.
“We have unfinished business at Farleigh Castle, next year we will be on the podium.” Profound words from this humble gentleman. Hunt ranks among South Africa’s most successful motorsport competitors.
Asked about his plans for 2018 he said, who knows as there is still some go in the old body and I also still enjoy the sport. Hunt and several MX Vets run and support a training school for young motocross riders at Terre Topia.