Motocross rider Fortune Sentamu held his nerve to win the MX125CC category over rival Ali Bobo Omar on Sunday as the national motocross season hit its half-way point at the Victoria Race track, Garuga.
The heavy downpour on Sunday morning made the track wet, which called for a change in approach from the riders who had done their practice over a dry track in the build up to the fourth round championship earlier.
However, it’s the MX 125CC class which promised a huge battle majorly because class leader Aviv Orland was missing the race. A win would do Sentamu’s title hopes a huge favour but he had to first get over rival and class defending champion Ali Bobo who was returning to the track for the first time since a four month injury lay off
Bobo won the first heat of the day but Sentamu recovered well to take both the second and third heats and claim the category win pushing him top of the overall class standings.
Bobo said he did not expect to put on such a performance as he has not had enough practice and that he expected others drivers to have improved since his last race.
“I didn’t expect much from this race, I have only had four training sessions since I recovered from the injury but my performance has surely taken me by surprise as well. Imagine I won the first heat,” said the defending MX125CC champion.
Top seed Maxime Van Pee as expected easily took top honours in the MX1 category winning, his fourth consecutive win of the season. And with second placed Asaf Natan missing the race; he all but wrapped up this season’s championship in the category.
Ismail Mukiibi again won the MX2 category to extend his lead in the category over rivals Joseph Kyeyune and Micheal Ntailo.
In the MX 85 category, Waleed Omar prevailed over Kylian Wekesa to take his maiden win of the season while Gift Sebuguzi took over the overall lead in MX 65 class with victory on Sunday as rival Arlon Orland also missed the race.
William Blick Jr extended his class lead over Miguel Katende with his second victory in the class this season. Lian Ntale win in the class closed the gap on class leader Ashiraf Mbabazi in the MX 50 cc Pee Wee class.