By FMU media
The 2022 National motocross championship revved off in high gear with hair-raising displays at the Victoria Raceway track in Garuga on Sunday.
The races had a new breed of young riders in 50cc juniors to the 85 elite classes. These included Abigail Katende sister to the Lato milk – sponsored Katende brothers, Filbert Muwonge son to two-time National rally champion Susan Muwonge and Jerome Mubiru.
Abigail Katende dominated the 50cc junior lady category winning all the three heats to cap the day’s effort with 60 points.
Muwonge got his best breath in the last heat when he managed third place, after what was a stiff chase with Jamairah Makumbi and Ethan James Blick Jnr, son to twelve-time National Motocross champion, Arthur Blick Jnr.
Makumbi had a sublime ride to finish second overall; and with it 51 points, as Ethan kept it on full throttle to win the last heat. That was good enough as he salvaged the class win.
The lethal Katende brothers entertained fans and kept them on tenterhooks with their high air flying stunts as they dominated the 65cc class. They finished in the 1-2 positions with Zion Wekesa settling for third.
Jerome Mubiru took command of the 85cc class winning all three heats. Mubarak Ssenoga could only manage second place with Ron Young sealing the podium slot.
Rahmah Nakachwa; the only lady rider in 65cc garnered 60 points.
Despite the chase for points, the high blazing performance from Miguel Katende and Alestair Blick Jnr excited fans.
Miguel threw in something in the mix as he raced against Veterans and gave them a run for their money.
Another lady rider that sent fans in cheers was Rose Deedan Tulinawe, a mother of two riders (Faith Angel Deedan and Aine Faith Deedan) who also put up good performances in the respective classes.
Officials are keen on building a formidable team ahead of this year’s international engagement; the FIM Central African Motocross championship and FIM Motocross of All African Nations slated for April and August respectively.
The second of the National motocross round is slated for 6th March,2022 at Victoria Raceway track, Garuga.
Photos – Innocent Mutaawe
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