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Uganda to field 16 at Africa motocross

By Vision Reporter

Added 31st July 2007 03:00 AM

SIXTEEN riders will form Uganda’s team to the Africa Motocross championship in Nairobi August 17-19. Uganda will field riders in four categories.

SIXTEEN riders will form Uganda’s team to the Africa Motocross championship in Nairobi August 17-19. Uganda will field riders in four categories.

By Frank Sserugo

SIXTEEN riders will form Uganda’s team to the Africa Motocross championship in Nairobi August 17-19. Uganda will field riders in four categories.

Sisters Nathalie Van Pee and Vanessa Van Pee and Fatuh Kiggundu are in the 65 CC category. Yannick Duyck, Talha Kiggundu, Maxime Van Pee will compete in the 85 CC class.

Jack Evans, Olivier Van Pee, Mahad ‘Fit’ Kaweesa, Harry Klonaridis and Sydney Koech are in the 125 CC class.

Others on the team are Belgian-born Frank Verhdestraetes, four-time national champion Arthur Blick Junior, national champion and 2006 USPA’s motorbike sports personality of year, Assaf Natan, Barak Orland and Stephan Duyck.

The local federation FMU confirmed the list with its Kenyan counterpart Kenya Motor Sports Foundation last week.

“We are fielding a strong team from which we expect good results,” said FMU vice chairman technical Kisitu Mayanja.

The riders, who have been in training at Garuga track since early last month, will use the weekend’s Race of Champions sprint at Entebbe Botanical Gardens as their final preparation for the African event.

Meanwhile, former FMU president Jack Wavamuno has called on clubs affiliated to the federation to save the sport from going to the dogs.

Wavamuno, who led the body for two terms and is also a member of Motorsport Africa Club (MOSAC), said this at the first ever Mbarara Motor Club (MMC) bull-roasting party for drivers, rally officials and fans at Nabinoonya on Saturday.

“I would like to encourage other clubs to emulate Mbarara Motor Club as one way of uniting rally organisers, drivers and other officials. this will help unite the sport,” said Wavamuno.

The party was spiced up with a treasure hunt en route to Nabinoonya.

Uganda to field 16 at Africa motocross

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