The 2003 Namibian MX-season, to start in mid march, will be missing a talented trio of riders this year after they were offered rides in Europe.

One of the fastest in the 125cc class is 21-year-old Roual Spangenberg. Spangenberg has moved to England to "see the world" while simultaneously furthering his racing career.

Spangenburg is scheduled to race in British Amateur competition, but has also received an offer from the Reiffenstein outfit to race in the 125cc Danish Championship. Clearly, this means a lot of traveling to the European mainland and back, but Roual is keen to grab the unique chance offered.

Competing against Spangenberg in the Danish Series will be the reigning Namibian Champion Arno Engels. After his gutsy duels on home soil with Botswanan Ross Branch, Swiss Daniel Huser and German Steffen Albrecht, Engels received an offer to race the 2003 season for Suzuki-Denmark.

Jacob Almar [pictured] will supply accommodation and he will also practice daily with the youngster on his own racetrack. Engels will also race in the testing German Championships.

There he will meet yet another Namibian MX-compatriot, in the form of Rene Pajewski. The 22 year old has worked as a motorcycle-apprentice with the German Becker Kawasaki outfit since August 2002, where he's also had the opportunity to regularly participate in the annual Namibian "Inter-Nations" event.

Pajewski also races in various championships in Germany as he climbs the ladder to his next goal, the German National Championship.