Maxime Van Pee during the National Motocross Championship Round Four Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
[/media-credit] Fortune Sentamu Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

After a two months break, riders get back to the track for the fifth round of the National Motocross Championship.

The event is scheduled for this Sunday at the renovated Motorsports Arena in Busiika.

Over seventy riders are anticipated to renew the championship rivalry in their respective classes with all riders expected to be at their best during the race.

The event will be a selector for riders that will represent Uganda at the Motocross of Africa Championship in Botswana next month.

“We shall use the event to gauge all riders for the Africa MX Championship in Botswana. And riders will come prepared to fall within the required position.

“However, we shall be considerate with some riders, for example the Orland brothers may not be around this Sunday, but we can not exclude them because their race has been approved for while now,” says MX captain and MX1 champion Maxime Van Pee.

Meanwhile, William Blick leads the Juniors class (MX50 peewee) with 35 points ahead of rival Miguel Katende.

Isabella Blick will be up against Gift Sebuguzi as she defends her lead in the MX50 class. Blick is ahead of Sebuguzi 28 points while Malcom Omoding is third.

Malcom Lubega heads into Sunday’s race with a seven points lead ahead of Akena Obote in the MX65 class. Milton Akaki is currently third.

Still in the MX65 class, Esther Mwangala tops the ladies class followed by Amina Zawedde and Shadia Katete.

Ben Nsumba will be out to maintain his lead in the MX85 against his main rival Fortune Sentamu who is the defending champion in this respective class.

The Blick brothers; Alestair and Paddy Blick still dominate the MX125 in the first and second position respectively. Ali Omar Yasser trails in third.

Fatuh Kiggundu is 19 points ahead of second placed Yasin Kasirye.

Maxime Van Pee is expected to continue his dominance in the MX1 class. He leads the class with or ahead by 44 points ahead of Asaf Natan.

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