Uganda collected 1587 points against Kenya’s 532
Maxime Van Pee had to sweat to beat Kenyan youngster Ngugi Waweru in the third heat of the FIM Central Africa Championship at Busiika on Sunday.
17-year-old Waweru had good start, leading the first lap before Maxime manged to overtake him in the last lap.
“It was a tough chase, I knew I would disappoint my fans so even when I fell I got up quickly and chased,” Van Pee stated.
“It was a good event. The most important is that we won with a big point margin and I think we shall defend it in the second leg in December,” team captain Van Pee stated.
Uganda won the first leg in beating traditional rival Kenya with a convincing bigger margin.
Uganda collected 1587 points against Kenya’s 532 points giving Uganda an upper hand to defend its title won last year.
Uganda dominated in most classes with Isabella Blick, Gift Ssebuguzi and Malcom Omoding getting on the podium for Uganda in the 50cc category, before Alon Orland, Malcom Lubega and Milton Akaki dominated the podium for Uganda in the 65cc category.
It was the same outcome in the 85cc category with Stav Orland, Fortune Ssentamu and Wazir Omar finishing first, second and third respectively.
Kenya dominated the MX125 with Ethan Nyachae, Kigen Kiplagat finishing first and second as Uganda’s Alestair Blick finished third.
In the MX2 Kenya’s Elias Sherman won with Uganda’s Fatuh Kiggundu and Yasin Kasirye finishing second and third respectively.
Uganda dominated the veteran class with Arthur Blick Jr, Barak Orland and Ash Young finishing on a podium.
FIM CAC Motocross Championship
Uganda 1587 pts