Kenya came top in the regional FIM Central Africa Motocross Championship edging Uganda in what was a thrilling contest at the Jamhuri Park.

Riders endured a very tricky but slippery track after the Nairobi rains continued to pound.

Kenya entered the competition with a home advantage over Uganda assembling more riders, 57 compared to Uganda’s 18 riders and they collected a total of 1084points.

Kenya also registered champions in the MX125, 85 and 50cc class led by Ngugi Waweru, Ethan Nyachae and Jaiden Takkunen respectively.

Not withstanding the small number,  Ugandan riders put up a tight battle with Maxime Van Pee and Stav Orland topping the MX1 and 65cc.

Uganda overall collected a total of 433 points.

“Am so happy for my team, the weather was very bad but we managed to have a few podiums,” said Uganda captain Van Pee. “Its unfortunate we could not defend our title due to our numbers compared to Kenya,” he added.

Van Pee maintained his day one lead sweeping all the heats to become the 2015 FIM CAC MX1 champion.

Stav Orland as well walked away with the MX65 title with Waleed Omar and Esther Mwangala in 8th and 12th overall.

Aviv Orland finished third in the MX85 category while Wazir Omar  took sixth, Joshua Mwangala and Fortune Sentamu were eleventh and twelfth respectively.

Isabella Blick was another Ugandan the on podium. She was third in the MX50 class. Alon Orland and Milton Akaki took fourth and fifth while Amina Zawedde and Danny Kyambadde finished within the top ten.

Ali Omar the only Uganda in MX125 finished seventh.

Meanwhile, Gift Sebuguzi was leading the MX50(Peewee) class before rain forced suspension of the category race.

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