IN the MX1 category Asaf Natan was penalized for unsporting conduct after he was adjudged to have intentionally blocked Maxime van Pee
By Johnson Were
MX1 open class
Maxime Van Pee 75 pts
Yannick Duyck 60
Unisan Bakunda 59
MX2 125cc category
Talha Kiggundu 75
Ahmed Tamale 64
Fatuh Kiggundu 61
MX 85cc Category
Alistair Blick 72
Ali Omar 69
Harm Kamstra 60
MX 65cc Category
Fortune Ssentamu 75
Wazir Omar 64
Paddy Blick 60
MX 50cc Category
Ben Nsumba 75
Waleed Omar 64
Aslan Farouqi 62
THE motocross fraternity that turned up in Garuga on Sunday returned home satisfied with the level of competition the riders exhibited during the 3rd round of the Mountain Dew National Motocross championship over the weekend.
Maxime Van Pee battled Asaf Natan in the MX1 category while Ali Omar battled with traditional rival Alistair Blick in the MX 85cc category.
In the MX 50 cc category Ben Nsumba defeated champion Waleed Omar in a tight race that saw young star Aslan Farouqi finish a third behind Waleed Omar.
It wasn't long before Yannick Duyck fell off his bike after the aerial manouvre.
Meanwhile in the 65cc category Fortune Ssentamu won all the heats and with no difficulty leaving Wazir Omar and Paddy Blick to settle for the second and third place respectively.
Bad blood in the MX1 category
In the MX1 category Asaf Natan was penalized for unsporting conduct after he was adjudged to have intentionally blocked Maxime van Pee during the second heat of the 3rd round.
Maxime who won the event overtook Asaf in a sharp bend and in the process, Asaf’s front wheel made contact with Maxime’s rear wheel leading to the former falling off his bike.
Blick communicates to his son Alistair blick (99) as he battles Omar in the 85 cc.
Asaf got back on his bike, short-cut the track and blocked Maxime a thing that left the organisers unhappy and was promptly docked points which left him languishing in 8thposition.
The penalty though polarized fans and fellow riders’ opinions with some calling for Asaf’s disqualification.
“This is not acceptable, if its true Maxime rammed his rear wheel, he should have taken the matter to the authorities to decide but not to act the way he did,” Arthur Blick Junior stated.
“Yes he must have gotten angry being knocked but it’s unsporting behaviour to block a colleague on the track otherwise we shall start seeing riders parking their bikes and set a ring in the middle of the track,” Blick explained.
His words were further echoed by former FMU vice president technical Kisitu Mayanja and Farouqi Nawaz father of 50cc rider Aslan Farouqi.
Fans cheers on Ham Karmstra.
Asaf however insisted that Maxime was riding badly and he knocked him twice a thing which he could not stomach.
Maxime van pee (75pts) won the MX1 category with Yannick Duyck (60pts) finishing second and Asaf finishing eight with 44points, while Talha Kiggundu, his uncle Ahmed Tamale and brother Fatuh Kiggundu finished first, second and third respectively in the MXII 125cc category.
In the 85cc category, Alistair Blick (72pts) defeated his traditional rival Ali Omar who finished second with 69points while Harm Kamstra (60pts) finished third.
Fortune Ssentamu won the 65cc followed by Wazir Omar while Ben Nsumba overcame Waleed Omar in the 50cc category.
Riders clash in heated Garuga race