•Kandie beat compatriot Ngugi Waweru in a breathtaking MX2 showdown to win the category in blistering fashion.
•Ngugi was well on course for overall victory after dominating the last heat only to be overtaken at the eleventh hour by Kandie.
Kenyan riders Apollo Mbuki and Alex Kandie took top overall positions as the second and final round of the FIM Africa Central African Challenge (CAC) motocross Challenge Cup ended on Sunday at Jamhuri Park.
Kandie beat compatriot Ngugi Waweru in a breathtaking MX2 showdown to win the category in blistering fashion.
Ngugi had won the first heat on Saturday but lost two heats to Kandie in a closely fought showdown on Sunday.
Ngugi was well on course for overall victory after dominating the last heat only to be overtaken at the eleventh hour by Kandie.
Kenya’s Apollo Mbuki defeated Fortune Ssentamu of Uganda in another hotly contested MX1 Class race. Their rivalry started with Saturday’s single heat runs for all classes.
But it was the wheel-to-wheel MX1 rivalry between Ssentamu and Apollo that treated fans to some exhilarating displays of riding artistry. In the initial Saturday run, Mbuki dominated the better part of the laps until Ssentamu took charge in the last lap to win the heat.
Jude Kyle Musede of Uganda took an early MX50 lead on Saturday, claiming a flawless points score against the hard-charging Kenyan duo of Armani Amani and Uhrie Yongo who closed Saturday’s heat in second and third respectively.
Uganda’s MX Vets rider Kayiira Tabula commented on the rivalry between Kenya and Uganda.
“It’s always a great pleasure competing against Kenyan riders. In the early years, we looked up to Kenya for success. But after years of hard work, we have developed our strength as a country to be able to defeat our rivals,” said Kayiira. Gift Malcom Tabula of Uganda won the MX85 Class.
CAC Round 2 track battles exhibited a spectacular showcase of talent with some of the finest motocross riders from across the region competing for top honours, where high-speed racing, breathtaking jumps, and heart-stopping turns were the order of the day.
Following the success of Round 1 at the Busiika racetrack in Uganda on April 8 and 9, this weekend’s event attracted 50 Kenyan motocross riders, 50 Ugandan riders, and nearly 10 riders from Tanzania.