Maxime Van Pee Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
[/media-credit] Maxime Van Pee Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Maxime Van Pee has all the reasons in the world not to forget the 2016 Motocross season.

From securing his second national MX1 title to maiden Enduro title and now a third consecutive regional title.

Not even misfortunes on day one of the second and final round of FIM Africa central motocross championship could limit his ambitious in Nairobi, Kenya.

“It all started quite tough for me. I started well but suffered a puncture and ended up in fourth on day one. But luck was on my side on day two. I pushed on and managed to get back on top,” he excitedly told Kawowo Sports after winning the class.

His third regional MX1 title breaks several records.

The 23-year-old also becomes the first Ugandan rider to win three titles in a year; the national title, Enduro and regional MX.

“That is something I should forever be proud of and a precedent young riders will be going for,” he said.

Only Barak Orland (2006) had previously won Uganda the MX1 regional title.

Van Pee now sets sights on the big continental title.

“My focus now is on the African title. I have tasted the national and regional victories it’s high time I concentrated on the big one. And that is my goal next year,” he said.

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