The 6th round of the national championship is promising to be entertaining for motorsport fans
National Motocross Championship 6th Round (Sept 30)
Six foreign riders, two from South Africa and four from the USA, will challenge Ugandans on their home turf during the sixth round of the Mountain Dew National Motocross Championship in Busiika.
The event slated for September 30 at the Uganda Motorsport Arena in Busiika is promising to be entertaining for motorsport fans.
The foreign riders Ray Leybovich, Brandon Leith and Christopher Thies (USA) as well as Joshua Mulimi (SA) will showcase in the MX1 class with top Ugandan riders like Maxime Van Pee, Asaf Natan, Arthur Blick Jr and Aviv Orland.
In the MX85cc, Jonathan Mulimi of South Africa and Preston Boespflug of the USA will take on Fortune Ssentamu and Africa champion Stav Orland in another competitive showdown.
According to the event manager Evas Orland, the move is meant to change the face of motocross in Uganda.
“We want to give exposure to these riders by bringing professionals and international riders to Uganda,” Orland said on Wednesday at the launch held at the National Council of Sports offices in Lugogo.
“It is also, all about motivating Ugandan riders and preparing them to compete well at the international scene,” Evas Orland who also doubles as Uganda Motocross Club (UMX) treasurer added.
Team captain Maxime Van Pee said that the event give local riders the opportunity to learn new technics from professionals which is a good test for them ahead of the second round of the FIM Central Africa Motocross Challenge due December in Nairobi.
FMU president Dusman Okee lauded UMX and SpeedWay Motorsport Club (SMOC) for the huge investment in the facilities that can now host more than three events at once.
This is the second time UMX is flying in foreign riders to compete alongside Ugandans as guest riders with the other being in May during the third round of the National Motocross Championship at the same venue.