What was just a dream a few months ago, is becoming a reality for the 20 finalists who were chosen for Honda Quest at the recent Boot Camp.

Boot Camp had 40 contestants who were selected from almost 900 entries. The  aim was not only to determine who would be able to complete Honda Quest, but also who could be brand ambassadors for Quest and the versatile Honda CRF1000 L Africa Twin.

Early in September these 20 finalists will be flown to Namibia where they will embark on Quest. The event, which starts and finishes in Windhoek, promises to be the adventure of a lifetime, involving over 2500 km of seriously challenging terrain through the Kaokoland and Damaraland, all in the space of 12 days. The participants will compete in ten teams of two riders each.

Riding skill is only one part of Quest, as participants will also be tested on their knowledge of the areas they’ll be travelling through, their ability to work in a team, their mechanical skills, as well as their psychological strength.

This is going to be a true adventure, where the winning team might not be the one with the absolute best riding skills, but the one who displays the widest range of skills necessary to justify calling themselves True Adventurers.

The 20 Finalists are:

Andrew Johnstone

Cape Town

Christiaan Potgieter

Pretoria

Gerrit Visser

Lephalale

Johannes van Heerden

Victoria West

Andries Haasbroek

Pretoria

Clinton Pienaar

Johannesburg

Glenn Koch

Grahamstown

Philip Groenewald

George

Angus Welch

Tableview

Francois Ebersohn

Pretoria

Grant Pentelow

Johannesburg

Marcel Vladar

Pretoria

Barbara Muszynski

Pretoria

Frederik Dreyer

George

Jacobus Myburgh

Midrand

Pieter Lourens

Bloemfontein

Charl du Plessis

Belville

Gerrit du Toit

Cape Town

Johannes Haasbroek

Swakopmund

Salmon Nelson

Cape Town

Media enquiries: Jaco Kirsten, Media Manager for Specialised Adventures at jaco.kirsten@specialisedadventures.com