Action guaranteed as Jamhuri track host motocross

Saturday, September 21st, 2019 00:00 |
Local motocross competition at Jamhuri grounds.

Old guard in the local motocross competition are expected at the Jamhuri Park Sunday in what is anticipated to be a thrilling round seven duel.

Big names of previous years such as Shivam Vinayak and Apollo Mbuki are keen to draw battle lines with new breed riders including MX125 rider Rolf Kihara, MX 2 heavyweights Kigen Kiplagat and Ethan Nyachae.

Seasoned Mbuki and Vinayak were multiple champions during their reigns between 2014 and 2016 and are foreseeing huge competition from the new force.

Mbuki who is based in USA is likely to feature in the MX 125 class to rediscover his touch of back in the day.

Vinayak on his part would particularly be suited in the MX2 category and this is expected to blow up the scene considering the high competition levels in that class.

Tutu Maina might also be available to do duty again; having graced a couple of races non-competitively this year.

The event is likely to see enhanced battles especially since the Kenya National Motocross Championships is approaching its climax with only three legs to go.

The MX 85 class is particularly interesting with the top three separated by only 35 points.

Female rider Nandi Kiplagat is currently rocking the tracks with a strong 295 points to her name inside six races, 33 points ahead of biggest challenger Alex Kandie who is on 262 points and Neo Wahome completing the podium with 260 points.

The trio have been very consistent but Kiplagat has come good often times given her daring stunts and speed passion against her male peers.

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