Foreign teams start arriving Thursday| Motocross

Youngstars practice at Busika recently
Youngsters practice at Busika recently

Foreign teams that will take part in the forthcoming Mountain Dew Central Africa Motocross Challenge Round 2 on August 4 at the Uganda Motorsports Arena will start arriving on Thursday.

Fierce rivals Kenya will be the first to be in the country on Thursday morning, just in time to make practices on the track.

Kenya won the First Round at Jamhuri Park in Nairobi last month. The Kenyan team will be led by Tutu Maina, Shivam Vinayak, and Cruz Mungai.

The World’s Number 5 freestyle motocross rider, South African Nick de Wit, will be the guest rider.

Team Tanzania is expected in the country by Friday morning.


The Busika based arena is being redesigned ahead of the event.

Arthur Blick Jr, the head of speed way motocross – the organisers of the event said “starting today (Tuesday) we are going to redesign the track with the help of our guest driver from South Africa Nick De Wit whom we are expecting to arrive any time.”

Arthur Blick Jnr does a jump at Busiika recently
Arthur Blick Jnr does a jump at Busiika recently

“We are redesigning the arena a bit to make it more technical though our riders who have been practicing here are at much bigger advantage than the internationals,” he told Red Pepper Online edition in an exclusive interview.

He also confirmed that the famous Busika jumps are being improved so that it becomes more competitive.

“Whoever earns a podium point this weekend should get it genuinely, and the fans will be happy with a great jump too.”

Entrance to Busiika is Shs10,000 and it will come with a free Mountain Dew soda.


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