Team Uganda was yet again assured of taking the lead of the FIM Central Africa Motocross Championship even before the first round that took place over the weekend at Busiika.
Uganda fielded a bigger number of riders than counterparts Kenya who only had nine riders in the weekend’s event.
With many riders in all the classes, it was just a pool of maximum points that put Uganda in the lead of the regional championship after round one.
They secured 1395 points while Kenya managed 252 points from nine riders.
“We gave a fanatics performance. We only lost one class which I believe was the first time it has happened in this championship.
“I am really pleased with all the riders especially the young riders, their level is really improving after putting too much in practice. With the likes of the Orland brothers and others riders, I believe Kenya is feeling our competition,” says Uganda team captain, Maxime Van Pee.
On top of the overall victory, Uganda topped several classes with the Orland brothers; Aviv, Stav and Alon impressively winning the MX125, 85 and 65 class respectively.
William Blick topped the juniors class while Maxime Van Pee had a walk-over in the MX1 without any Kenya representative in the class.
Kenya’s Rolf Kihara put Kenya on the podium after topping the MX2 class while fellow countrymate Alex Moi finished third in the same class.
The second and final round of the FIM CAC is scheduled for 6-8th December in Nairobi, Kenya.