Uganda are champions

By USPA media

“The track was very bad, soaked t but am impressed the team did it and we defended the title. They were determined to go home victorious and indeed they are champions,” Those were the words of joy team captain Maxime van pee said after Uganda was declared FIM CAC champions.

Uganda pooled a total of 2075 points to beat their host Kenya who pooled 952 points from the two legs.

Uganda’s lion share of points was pooled by junior classes dominated podiums in the MX50,65,85, MX125 classes.

Miguel Katende opened the day winning the 50cc category class, as teammate Ramathan Mubiru and Liam Ntale finished second and third Respectively.

Gift Ssebuguzi battling the Kenyans alone was un stoppable as he won all the three heats to become the 65cc champion, while in the 85cc class, Waleed Omar, Jeremiah Mawanda and Milton Akaki finished second, third and fourth respectively behind win Alex Kandie of Kenya.

In the MX125cc, Uganda still dominated the class with Fortune Ssentamu, Wazir Omar, Kylan Wekesa and Ali Omar Yasser of team Uganda taking the first to fourth positions before team captain Maxime Van Pee wrapped it up by winning the MX1class.

 Team captain Maxime van pee lauded his charges for the fight despite the unconducive environment.

Provisional Results

MX50cc

Miguel Katende 57

Ramathan Mubiru 54

Liam Ntale 30

65cc

Gift Ssebuguzi (UG) 60

Tanav Choda  (KEN) 49

Ateete Wahome (KEN)32

85cc

Alex Kandie (KEN) 57

Waleed Omar (UG) 48

Jeremiah Mawanda (UG) 41

Milton Akaki (UG) 39

MX125cc

Fortune Ssentamu (UG) 60

Wazir Omar (UG) 44

Kylan Wekesa (UG) 41

Ali Omar (UG) 32

MX1 Class

Maxime Van Pee (UG) 57

Shivam Vinayak (KEN) 54

Walter Kuria (KEN)

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Uganda on course

By Our media team

Miguel and Jonathan Katende in action at the FIM CAC in Nairobi

Nairobi Kenya: It was a wet a slipey and muddy track, but visitors uganda could not Kenya to take advantage of the home turf in the final round of the FIM Central Africa Motocross Championship.

In the 50 cc class It was Miguel Katende, Ramathan Mubiru, Liam Ntale taking the 1,2,3 position in the first Heat on Saturday .

In the 65 cc Gift sebuguzi still beat a stiff opposition from the host to win the first heat, while in the 85cc class, Waleed Omar, Jeremaih Mawanda anf Milton Akaki took thefirst fouth and fifth positions respectively.

Ali omar Yasser in action

In the MX125 cc class, Fortune Ssentamu and sali Omar Yasser took a 1,2 and Kylan Wekesa camer fourth in another race dominated by Uganda, which gives hope that Team Uganda will retain the trophy for the seven -time runnung.

Omulangira Jeremaih Mawanda in action at FIM CAC

In the MX1 class Maxime Van pee won the race followed by Kenya;s Shivam Vinayak , while George Sserugunda missed out on scoring after failing to make 75% of the Race in theMX1 class.

Fortune Sentamu in action.

Team Uganda is spomnsored by Uganda Lodges, National Council of Sports and Lato Milk

22 for FIM CAC

By our Media Team

The 22man squad that include, Miguel Katende, Liam Ntale, Jonathan Katende, Zion Wekesa, Ramathan Mubiru, Larry Ssekamwa (50cc), Gift Ssebuguzi, Abigail Mwangala (65cc), Jeremiah Mawanda, Milton Akaki, Mark Namisano, Waleed Omar, and Esther Mwangala (85cc). left today to nairobi for the FIM central Africa Motocross Championship.

Team captain Maxime Van Pee is worried Kenya may over turn the 1143 point lead and reclaim this year’s title.

What he expected early this year  is what he is seeing today as his team departs to  Kenya for the Second Round of the  FIM Central Africa Motocross Championship (FIM CAC).

According to the squad released for the FIM assignment, top riders including the Orland brothers Stav, Aviv and Alon, Daryl Muhindo, Jonathan Muhindo, Kreidah Nsubuga, William Blick Jr, Malcom Lubega, Emanuel Lubega and Markus Lubega will be missing in action.

The team skipper competing in the MX1 class draws his fears from the number of riders that form team Uganda that will battle Kenya in the second round of the FIM CAC on Saturday and Sunday at Jamhuri Racing track in Nairobi Kenya.

“We have a strong squad, but we are less in numbers compared to our host who is fielding over 40 riders scoring and may over turn our point difference,” Maxime said while addressing the media at the flag off of the team of 22riders at National council of sports yesterday.

Uganda convincingly won the first round at Busiika with 1395points against 252 for Kenya.Maxime added that those riders missing has created a big dent to the team, but they will do their best to defend the title won for the last six years.

The others are Fortune Ssentamu ,Ali Omar, Wazir Omar, Joshua Mwangala, Kylan Wekesa, (125cc), Isma Mukiibi, Shafiq Ssekitoleko ( MX2), Maxime Van Pee (MX1) and Juncture Sserugunda (Veterans).

The will travel via Uganda airlines in two groups with second group leaving today while the first group left yesterday.

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Motocross battles on

By Kasule Mubarak

It will be an action packed grueling day as riders battle it out for top Honours in the final round of the mountain Dew National Motocross championship at Victoria race track, Garuga on November,24 2019.

Former national team captain Arthur Blick Jr was optimistic that fans will get value for their money especially in the Junior classes.

Miguel Katende negotiates a corner in the second Round of the Motocross Championship He won it. PHOTO BY JOHNSON WERE

” We won’t see much in the MX 1 and MX 2 categories, but we expect a lot of action in the 50peewee, 50, 65, 85, and 125 CC categories,” Blick stated.

He also added that riders will face a tough challenge on the newly designed track which will entertain fans.

The track was redesigned about three weeks ago by Germany expert Jurgen Kuppers.

The changes are geared at helping riders get a new feel of the technical aspects as they eye the 2020 FIM Nations of Africa Motocross Championship to be hosted in Uganda.

Elizabeth Mutamiliza , the Mountain Dew brand manager assured motocross of their commitment to the sport.

” We have set aside sh100,000 for a winner in each class and this we will continue as long as we stay partners to this sport for many more years to come ” Mutamuliza added,

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Garuga upgraded

By Kasule Mubarak

Victoria raceway track in Garuga has received a new face lift by German expert Jurgen Kuppers.

Kuppers believes that the track needed to be upgraded to be more challenging for competitors.

” I have designed this track simply to make it more lively for riders,” Kuppers said.

“We want to ensure riders have more challenging tracks to use as they prepare the regional championship in December and as they eye hosting the 2020 FIM Nations of Africa Motocross championship.

“I have made nearly a 70-80 percent changes on the track. It won’t be a fast track but more of a technical track to help riders acquire these skills in the new look” added Jurgen Kuppers.,”

Arthur Blick Jnr, a director of Speedway Motor Sport club, says that the upgrade is timely.

” The changes have been made and no more hoops and triple jumps but rather a fast and tight track,” Noted Blick

We won’t see much of the speeds from the riders but we are certain the change will do more with the brains and steel of the riders” added Blick.

Other than Isma Mukiibi who is already a declared champion in the MX2 Class, the rest will be determined on the final day of the race something that promises to keep fans on their toes as they watch riders battle for Honours.

Speedway Motorsport club will organize the last round of the event which is scheduled for November 24 at Garuga.

Brothers Alestair Blick Jnr and Paddy Blick are expected to make a return as they eye a 2020 competitive calendar having had a silent 2019 year.

Ssentamu beats Bobo

By USPA Media.

The sixth round of the Mountain Dew national Motocross championship started today September 28,2019 at Victoria Race Track Garuga with Fortune Ssentamu beating rival Ali Omar Yasser popularly known as bobo in the first heat.

Omar the MX125cc defending champion was the prevent favourites but, it was a different story when the race started.

Fortune Ssentamu in action. Virgin Images

 Ssentamu was good at both jumps and clearing the hoops, Bobo finished second and his young brother Waleed Omar who leads the table standing was third.

“It was a bad day fir us but I’ am going to talk to bobo and see what we bring tomorrow in the remaining two heats,” Ali Omar senior said.

In the MX85cc class, it was the same story as Stav Orland was unstoppable with Waleed Omar coming second.

In the 65cc Alon Orland, Gift Ssebuguzi and Kreidah Nsubuga finished first, second and third respectively.

I’m ready – Akaki

By Kasule Mubarak

All riders have their eyes set on the biggest stage in the Armed Forces Championships and it’s not any different for youngster Milton Akaki Obote.

The 12 year old says he is set to give the world’s best a run for their money at Busiika.

“I have got the experience from FIM Motocross of Africa Nations Championships and trust me it was a lesson I took serious and will unleash all the positives taken against my competitors,” Akaki noted.

“The weather is what I will bank on to out-compete my opponents because most of them will find it difficult to acclimatize in time,” the 85cc riders added.

Over 100 riders are expected to grace the inaugural event which will see boda-boda riders excite the fans before the action packed races for the pros take place.

The event is sponsored by UPDF, NEW VISION, UMA Busiika, Kampala Executive Aviation,

Mountain Dew, Shell Advance among others.

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