The sixth round of the Enduro Uganda Club Mountain Dew National Motocross Championship ended on a high, on Sunday, September 29, at Victoria Track in Garuga.
Forty drivers and 50 riders were in action, under one accord to raise funds for an ambulance which is a key ingredient in the Sport’s safety.
The fans did not disappoint either and were able to negotiate the scorching morning sun and dust not until they were saved by the afternoon drizzles.
As early as 8:30am the riders were all-set at the motocross track in different categories ranging from MX 50cc, MX2 and the veterans.
For the junior riders the competition was between Ashraf Mbabazi Jnr, William Blick Jnr, Miguel Katende, Liam Ntale and Pascal Kasozi while middle class saw competition Aalon Orland, Gift Ssebuguzi, Wazir Omar, Milton Akaki, Akena Obote and Stav Orland.
The highlight of the day was in the senior category (MX 2) that offered value for the fans’ money with Joshua Milimi a guest rider from South Africa displaying his formidable prowess.
Despite Milimi’s show, Maxim Van Pee pulled off a late jump to seal victory.
In the same spirit, the drivers showed cause with the moment hitting fever pitch mood following powerful performances by Arthur Blick, Yassin Nasser and Hassan Alwi.
As usual, Desh Kanura stole the show with his brand new Monster Buggy car that brought a lot of excitement and anxiety among the fans who were eagerly waiting and for sure he lived to his expectations at negotiating corners, steady jumps over the bridges coupled with drifts.
There were blips from Ronald Sebugizi / Leon Ssenyange whose car got a fire circuit making them unable to compete and then Rajiv Ruparelia flipping his around but still managed to complete.
Speaking to Maxim Van Pee, the captain Uganda Cranes Motocross hailed the organizers for bringing guest riders that are more experienced than Ugandans and urged them to do the same in the Junior classes since it creates stiff competition