Ellina Mhlanga, senior sports journalist
FORMER motocross rider Regan Wasmuth says he will continue to cherish his time on the race track.
This follows his early retirement from the sport.
The 20-year-old has quit racing after the Zimbabwe Summer Series 2020 and is now looking to pursue other interests.
Wasmuth said it wasn’t an easy decision, having spent most of his time on the race track, having joined the sport at a young age.
“I stopped chasing the Zimbabwe Summer Series in December 2020,” he said.
“My retirement came after making the difficult decision to stop running and start my life.
“I decided to make the change to go and work on yachts abroad.
“I will go abroad, preferably to France.
“From there I will find a job on yachts and start the next chapter of my life.
Wasmuth has won several competitions locally and had a bright future, but now wishes to travel the world.
“Honestly, it could be anywhere, we’ll be traveling all over the world, so I wouldn’t necessarily stay in one place,” Wasmuth said.
He was one of the best motocross riders in this country and at one point moved his base to South Africa, where he competed in national and regional championships, under the guidance of a French racing team. , EHR Racing France.
“My best memories would undoubtedly be winning the South African National Championship in 2010, as well as winning the African Nations Motocross in 2010 and 2018.
“I will never forget the relationships I have built with all my sponsors, as well as with other people who have helped me along the way, and all my friends, over the 16 years,” said said Wasmuth.
However, it does not rule out a possible return to the track in the future.
“I drove at Donnybrook two weeks ago, for the first time in 10 months.
“There is always a possibility of a comeback, motocross is my life,” he said.
Wasmuth started racing at a young age and moved up from the junior classes to the demanding senior MX2 and MX1 classes in 2018.
He had competed in different junior classes.