Kylan Wekesa in action

Speedy improving rider Kylan Wekesa tamed Kenyans in their own backyard during the sixth motocross round held at Jamhuri Park, Nairobi in Kenya.

Wekesa just recovering from an injury, riding on a Honda 250CC model 2020, swept clean all the three heats in the MX2 class.

“He made his name here (Kenya), kept the Kenya-based Ugandan fans on their toes cheering him all the three heats,” Amos Wekesa proudly spoke of his son after the race.

“I was impressed by Kylan’s performance as both, he and his little brother Zion were just from nursing injuries, they picked in their last race in Garuga,” added Wekesa senior.

Kylan Wekesa Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Zion managed a seventh position finish in the 65cc class. It was however a dark day for Lato Milk-sponsored riders, the Katende brothers, Miguel and Jonathan who had a bad experience of the event.

Miguel fractured his 11th Thoracic bone, but currently improving after being discharged from  UMC Victoria Hospital that attended to the rider.

“It was unfortunate Miguel broke his bone, but the good news we were discharged from the hospital, and Heni quite responding,” noted veteran rally navigator George Ssemukula, the father to the Katende brothers.

With the fate of his brother, Jonathan who had put up a show in the first two heats of 50cc class, with second position best overall.

He, however, lost it all, when he was asked to choose which class he would race in for last heats either 50 or 65cc, deciding on the latter, 65CC his bike engine ceased while lying third in Heat 3.

Other Uganda riders that faced the wrath of the event included Jerome Mubiru who got a DNF (Did Not Finish) in the third heat of 85CC category.

Worthy celebrating his maiden appearance at the Kenyan championship, was Filbert Muwonge, son of two-time National rally champion, Susan ‘SuperLady ‘ Muwonge.

Filbert managed to pick a seventh position in heat one and two, and sixth in heat3, for seventh overall position finish in 50cc  class.

The Ugandan riders are trying to keep fit ahead of the African championship round which Uganda is to host at a later date this year after organizers pleaded with the continental body, FIM Africa due second COVID-19 wave that has swept through the country.

The continental championship that was slated for 2020, and was slated for 6th-8th August 3, 2021 has further been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic that has seen the country forced into a 42-day second lockdown.

The pandemic has globally affected sports, leading to the postponement of many events.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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