“I’ve won it [the 947] the last two years so will obviously try to repeat that again,” said Botha.
“I’ll be doing two days of racing in a row, but it should be good.”
He added that his legs were in good shape from the Wines2Whales, so his form was good at the moment.
“Hopefully the legs are good this weekend as well.”
With the venue switch from Riversands Commercial Park comes a slight change in the 55km route.
“I think the route has a few changes to it so it should be interesting and I’m looking forward to it.
“Previously where we finished, which was where the road race ended as well, the main climb was towards the end of the race – about 5km from the finish.
“I normally managed to get away there and it looks now as if there isn’t as big a climb towards the end, so the route might make it a bit harder to get away.
“But still there’s quite a lot of singletrack which suits me well and [that’s] where I can try and gap the roadies a bit.”
The 20-year-old added that due to his doing a 70km marathon the day before his legs would probably be a bit tired but he was used to racing a few days in a row, which he did at the Wines2Whales.
“It’s also the end of the season so a lot of guys aren’t really too keen to race. If you can stay a bit more motivated you can get some good results towards the end of the season.
“I just hope I have good legs on both days, and [if so] it should be good.”
Botha said he hoped to get consistently good results, and a third consecutive win would provide that.
“I’m also racing the 947 road event the weekend after for the first time, so that will be a cool challenge.
“It’s the last two races of the season before it’s time for a bit of off-season.”