August 1, 2013

Ivory Coast riders to compete at Busiika

All the talking and predictions have been done. The speculations are about to end.

De Wit performs a backflip
De Wit performs a backflip

And, for Speedway Motorsport Club and team Uganda, the big test begins on Sunday when the national team takes on the rest of Africa in the Second Round of the Mountain Dew Central Africa Motocross Challenge.

Speedway Motorsports Club (SMOC), have confirmed Ivory Coast will send a team of three riders for the event at the Uganda Motorsports Arena Busiika.

Kenya will send 26 riders and Tanzania 10.

Team Uganda will be led by Arthur Blick. Other key riders for Team Uganda are Maxim Van Pee, Barak Orlando, Unissan Bakunda and Yannick Duyck.

Blick Jr and his teammates have to erase a 900 -point deficit suffered in the first leg against Kenya last month in Nairobi.

“We are ready for them (Kenyans),” Blick’s teammate Maxime Van Pee threatened.

The event will also feature the world’s Number 5 freestyle motocross rider, South African Nick de Wit, who arrived Wednesday night aboard a South African Airways flight.

“You only have to be there to believe that the backflip on a bike is real,” the 29-year old star said on arrival.

The event also received a Shs4m boast in cash and public liability cover from UAP Insurance to top up on the multi million sponsorship package from Mountain Dew.

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