The two-day race, which starts at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, will present tough challenges in the 60km and 40km stages, but Seyffert said they were up for the challenge.
Riding for Ellsworth-ASG, he said they knew each other well and although they had not ridden together this year, they were determined to challenge for the top podium spot.
“We always give our best in any race we enter and it’s fun and enjoyable to race with Hanco because we have been friends for many years,” said Seyffert.
“I think we will work well together but I have had quite a few commitments lately so Hanco might even put me under a bit of pressure.”
Seyffert explained that much of his time had been taken up with the development of an ASG Concept Store in Pretoria. Sorting out various logistics had limited his time on the bike.
The 30-year-old Pretoria rider, who won the TransCape with Travis Walker this year, said the two-day racing concept was a “great initiative”.
“It is a very good way to go, especially for the guys who have to travel far and don’t want to do just a one-day race.”