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Aviv dares coach and Maxime Van Pee

By Charles Mutebi, Johnson Were

Added 20th September 2018 07:04 PM

The 15-year-old MX125cc rider, skips the MX2 class to take on the top riders in a bid to gauge his strength

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Rey Lebovich whips the bike at a jump . PHOTO: Johnson Were

The 15-year-old MX125cc rider, skips the MX2 class to take on the top riders in a bid to gauge his strength

September 30 in Busiika

Mountain Dew National Motocross round 6

Youngster Aviv Orland will challenge top riders in the MX1 open class including his coach during the sixth round of the Mountain Dew National Motocross Championship on September 30, in Busiika.

The 15-year-old MX125cc rider, skips the MX2 class to take on the top riders in a bid to gauge his strength ahead of the mini Olympics in USA where he will be competing.

“Aviv wants to challenge himself by competing in the MX1. This will help him prepare for the mini Olympics championship later this year,” the Orlands team manager, Evas Orland said.

He will take on Brandon Leith, Christopher Thies (USA), Joshua Mulimi (SA), Maxime Van Pee, Arthur Blick Jr, Asaf Natan and his coach Ray Leybovich in a tough contest.

Aviv finished third in the FIM Africa championship this year and challenging himself is what makes him continuously post better times.

 Aviv Orland in action during one of the events at Busiika. PHOTO: Johnson Were

Ranked ninth in the 2017 Mammoth Mountain Motocross championship which is USA’s toughest amateur event, Aviv is focused on becoming a world champion.

“My biggest pride and achievement is being the first Ugandan to win the FIM All Africa nations title in 2016. I am working hard to become the first Ugandan to win the world championship,” the On Track School, Califonia student said.

Inspired by his dad, Barak Orland who has given ten time national MX1 champion Arthur Blick Jr hard times for the last 10years, Aviv is focused to taking the family name to another step.

The event is co-sponsored by The Event is co-sponsored by KEA, Uganda Lodges and Mountain Dew

 

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