Some of Motul’s core values (passion, ingenuity, brotherhood, and authenticity) can be
found in one of the most exciting and hotly anticipated events, the Motul Roof of Africa –
“the Mother of Hard Enduro” – which in 2016 took place between 30 November and 3
December in Lesotho, Southern Africa.
A superb short film about that same edition has been produced for Motul. It not only
shows the stamina, speed and precision needed for extreme enduro, but also how the
event touches the people of this incredibly beautiful part of the world and how the
partnership strengthens the bond between the people of Lesotho, Soweto, South Africa
and the Spirit of Motul.
Few places are as harsh and demanding as the 425km route followed by the riders
seeking to enter their name in the record books, and the route is known as one of the most
treacherous and demanding enduro terrains in the world. So, what better to counter that
than the beauty of the geography, the warmth and colourful culture of the people, their
passion for the event, and the size of the smiles which greet the riders all along the route?
All this, and more, is captured in the Motul Roof of Africa film.
The film opens in Johannesburg, a city with a dark and troubled past but which has been
reborn with a new spirit of optimism and freedom, brilliantly and sympathetically
summarized by elders of the area. It moves to the event itself in Lesotho, the rocky,
hazardous mountains and dusty tracks of the route to be conquered, and ends at the
prestigious and historic Kyalami race track where Motul is headquartered in South Africa.
Man, machine and Motul united together in the Roof of Africa: live the passion!