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South Africa's Junior Motocross team finished a creditable fifth - out of 35 countries taking part - in the Junior Motocross World Championship in Sevlievo, Bulgaria at the weekend.
Consistent results throughout the weekend put the Netherlands at the top of the points standings, ahead of Italy, the United States, Australia and South Africa.
Conditions were tough: the Gorna Rositza circuit in the northern Bulgaria has 18 corners and 28 jumps - and temperatures soared to 46 degrees on race day.
Fourteen-year-old Brad Cox from Cato Ridge on KwaZulu-Natal, finished a remarkable seventh overall in the 85cc Pro-Mini class and was the highest individual points scorer for the South Africans.
Nicholas Adams (15) from Umhlanga in KwaZulu Natal finished eighth overall in the 125cc class - a remarkable result given that this is his first season on a 125. Team mate Bradley Fenton (17) was less fortunate as he crashed in the first race and broke his hand.
The youngest member of the team, Cayle Dromehl (11), finished a reputable 17th among a full field of 54 riders in the 65cc class.
1 The Netherlands
3 United States
5 South Africa
7 Czech Republic