Territorian Chris Warwick has taken out the 2017 Kamfari with a Sherco 450 SEF-R powering him to victory. After years of trying, including multiple minor placings, Warwick finally took the top step of the podium in what is regarded as Australia’s muddiest enduro.
The four-hour multi-lap race was staged on the outskirts of Darwin that had competitors racing across flood plains and skirting scrub littered with bog holes. The gruelling mud-fest saw some more fancied, big-name riders fail to make the finish while Warwick powered to a two-lap lead, eventually completing 15 laps in typically tropical conditions.
Riding a Sherco 450 SEF-R prepared by Darwin Sherco dealership, NT Powersports, Warwick revelled in the tough conditions and proved the Sherco to be a powerful and ultimately reliable machine.
“I have to thank NT Powersports for supplying me with a Sherco,” Warwick said after the event. “It’s seriously one of the best enduro bikes I’ve had the pleasure of riding. This was a proper Kamfari. The majority of the track was really muddy. It was really challenging with a lot of holes and a lot of ruts.”
Chris Warwick – Sherco 450 SEF-R
Photos: Max Sullivan