Maxime Van pee clinched victory in the first round of Enduro challenge that took place on Sunday at Fiduga Estate, Mpigi.
Maxime impressively held off his competitors right from the start as they raced through the rough and busy terrains. His dexterity on the bike left fans cheering especially in the well designed spectator stage that proved to be threat to penetrate through by most of the riders.
“It was a tough Enduro that needs a lot of energy, a bit different from MX. It prepares me well for MX. But I had fun and happy for a win,” he said.
Dave stuck in the muddy Spectator Stage
Maxime put up a strong and steady race throughout, showing much determination that could win him two championships.
“At the moment am not sure whether i will do all the rounds, but i will try my best to compete if am in Uganda,” he added.
Ten time MX champion, Arthur Blick Jr finished second, ahead of Unissan Bakunda in third place and Abdul Damba in fourth. Defending Enduro champion, Dave Cliff gradually made his pace to settled for fifth.
The three-times champion confessed he can no longer pull off the competition to defend his title.
“My days are numbered as the champion since we have fresh and young riders like Maxime, Unissan, Arthur too is still good, these guys are going be the next champions,” he asserted.
Meanwhile, several female riders took part their own Enduro race as they commemorated women’s day.
“Since it was our day, we had to bring ladies on board to race in honour of women’s day. They did four laps and it was fun for everyone,” said Noella Blick, the race organiser.
“The event was also after encouraging and introducing more ladies to motorsport,” she added.
The event had female riders that included among others, Vanessa Van Pee, Gloria Lugya, Sharifah Kateete, Kautha Keeza and Shamim Kateete.
The next Enduro round is scheduled for August 9th.