Skullcandy War Rig Team Profiles – Kerim “Moto-X” Fitz-Gerald

In the not too distant future, the world will be a dry, desolate place where man and woman alike have to fight tooth and nail for survival. It is a place where the law is treated like guidelines rather than followed to the letter. It is a place that needs special skills to keep society in line.

Rewind to the present, and if that sounds familiar it is because it is the world of MAD MAX.

On the 16th of September 2018, thanks to Red Bull, Sandton Drive, Johannesburg will be the scene for the rebirth of that dystopian ideal as Team Skullcandy War Rig steps up to the strat line at the #redbullboxcartrace.

Inspired by the world created by George Miller and Byron Kennedy, Skullcandy have assembled an intrepid team of four: pilots – Brian “Enduro” Capper and Kerim “Moto-X” Fitz-Gerald – and crew – Martin “The Punisher” van Staden and Courtnae’ “B-Girl” Paul, who will put on their best crashfaces in their bid to get you to #feelskullcandy, while steering their War Rig to victory down a near 3km stretch of premium tarmac in Sandton.

We have already learned about crew members Martin “The Punisher” van Staden and Courtnae’ “B-girl” Paul and Captain Brian “Enduro” Capper, now we will find out a bit more about the man co-piloting War Rig down Sandton Drive on the 16th of September 2018SA Motocross legend Kerim Fitz-Gerald.

Kerim got his first bike, a PW50, at the age of four and has not looked back since. It didn’t take the now 31-year-old to show his talent on two wheels. After learning the gears, so to speak, in local races, Kerim took on the SA Nationals and quickly racked up trophies in the 3-4 years class, the 5-6 years class and the 7-8 years class, all on PW50’s.

In his second year competing on a 60cc in the 9-11 years class, Kerim took the honours and then in 2006 he continued his upward trajectory by winning the 125cc Pro Class.

Kerim’s reputation grew to the extent that he became known as “The Usual Suspect” in the media, for his consistency in always being in the mix on race day. Amongst his achievements Kerim lists twice finishing inside the top 10 at the Canadian MX2 East National Championships (2007-2008); winning the MX1 MSA National Championship and finishing second in the MX2’s in 2013; taking second spot in WOMZA in the MX2 Championship and third in the MX1 championship.

2014 through to 2016 Fitz-Gerald won the MX2 national title twice and the MX1 national title as he also became the first racer in the 2015 to go four for four on a single race day, the last of that season where he took double gold in the MX1 and MX2 races on the day.

Not only has this man got the steel and pedigree to help Team Skullcandy war Rig to victory with his stellar driving skills but as a member of the Red Bull “My Track Project” in 2014, Fitzgerald shows he is also a leader of the team having helped hand pick and mentor up and coming MotoX riders on racing, training, nutrition and media responsibilities.

With such calibre of team member on their side, Skullcandy South Africa is perfectly placed to see their team take all the glory at this year’s #redbullboxcartrace.

If you are a fan of Kerim “Moto-X” Fitz-Gerald and his Team Skullcandy War Rig crew, then head over to their team page NOW and vote for them as the coolest most outrages box cart heroes to conquer Sandton Drive in this year’s Red Bull Box Cart Race.

#feelskullcandy #redbullboxcartrace #crashface

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