Ugandan Captain Maxime Van Pee will be the star attraction this weekend as he speartheads a strong 40 man Ugandan team to the FIM Central Africa Motocross Challenge slated for Jamhuri Park track this weekend.
Maxime will ride the 2017 model of KTM 350sxf motorbike which he used in both rounds of last year’s Central Africa Challenge.
Notable absentee on the Ugandan side will be Israeli born Asaf Natan who is out of Uganda at the present.
In the absence of Natan, Maxime will team up with Arthur Blick Jnr and Talha Kigundi in MX 1.
Maxime was all smiles as preparations gathered momentum: “We should be in Nairobi by Friday well in time for the event. Probably, there should be no practice before the official one on Saturday but all in all, we are good to go.
We will be going for nothing short of victory,” said Maxime who has over the years tormented Kenyan riders in MX1.
Also named in Ugandan team is MX 85 star Stav Orland, Fortune Sentamu, Waled Omar, Joshua Mwangala and Habib Kiggundu.
The Orlands are no strangers to Jamhuri racetrack having participated in a few rounds of the Kenyan series last year.
Official practice and heat one will be held on Saturday with the last two heats taking place on Sunday.
The event running from Saturday to Sunday will also serve as the ninth and final round of the Kenya Motocross Championship.
Ethan Nyachae and Rolf Kihara are among the riders Kenya will be pegging their hopes on for point in MX2. Other Kenyan riders include MX125 speedsters Kigen Kipagat, Zenni Mokaya, Cghristian Chege and John Shrier.
The weekend’s showxown will feature three heats per class.
Unlike in the past when all the three heats were all run on a Sunday, this time round, Heat One will curtain raise the event on Saturday from10am onwards.
Uganda won the first round of the event at Kampala’s Busiika earlier in the year.