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Blick wins eleventh national motocross title

By Johnson Were

Added 23rd October 2018 06:48 PM

The former national motocross team captain said after sealing this year’s MX1 title with one race to go, motocross is his passion

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The former national motocross team captain said after sealing this year’s MX1 title with one race to go, motocross is his passion

Blick in action at Garuga. PHOTO: Johnson Were

MX1 class overall points

Arthur Blick jr. 343points

Maxime van pee 274

Kabiito Anwar 212

Asaf Natan 202

Winning a record eleven national titles is enough for one to go into retirement, but not for Arthur Blick jr. who on Sunday sealed his eleventh National Motocross title.

The former national motocross team captain said after sealing this year’s MX1 title with one race to go, motocross is his passion and he will stay active in the sport although not competitively.

Blick ‘s luck came early in the beginning of the season when title favourite Maxime Van Pee underwent surgery after he sustained an injury in August 2017 during the FIM Africa championship in Botswana.

Another title contender, Oliver Van Pee also sustained an injury in the fifth round of the national motocross, while Asaf Natan was irregular on the track due to a busy schedule.

“Winning my eleventh title is a gift from God, because I did not fight much like in the previous ten titles, but I’m grateful and I thank the good Lord Jesus,” Blick stated.

 Fortune Ssentamu in action during the 85cc class

“Many young riders have come up, but I’m not going anywhere. I will continue competing, but now focus turns to winning another national rally championship,” the 42-year-old said.

Blick finished third in the seventh round of the Mountain Dew National Motocross championship at Garuga on Sunday collecting 47 points to make 343 points in overall MX1 class standings.

He attributed his success to his wife Noella Blick and family who have been very supportive and patient in his career.

“I have to thank my wife for the support. Being patient with situations when you take a tough decision to forego the children’s tuition fees in order to buy a piston, a ream or tyre for the bike in preparation for an event,” he noted.

To win the championship he tallied 343 points, 69 ahead of defending champion Maxime Van Pee on 274pts and  Asaf Natan 212pts who finished second and third respectively, other winners will be decided in the last event next month.
Motocross 7th round results.

Top 5 in each class

MX1 class

Asaf Natan 54 pts

Maxime van pee 53

Arthur Blick jr. 47

85cc class

Malcom Lubega 47

Jonathan Muhindo 45

Fortune Ssentamu 40

MX125cc

Ali Omar 60

Alestair Blick 51

Sharifah Kateete 45

MX2 class

Fatuh Kiggundu 57

Harm Kamstra 50

Isma Mukiibi 34

50cc class

Gift Ssebuguzi 60

William Blick 49

Miguel Katende 43

65cc class

Milton Obote Akaki 60

Jeremiah Mawanda 51

Milton Obote Akena 45

MX50cc Peewee class

Ashraf Mbabazi 57

Ramathan Mubiru 54

Jonathan Katende 38

Veterans

Barak Orland 57

Rodrigo Oliviera 54

Pieter Pelser 45

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