MX riders tussle out at Busiika

Sunday March 17 2019

Man to watch. Fortune Sentamu (55) flie

Man to watch. Fortune Sentamu (55) flies his KTM 125cc during practice in Busika. PHOTO BY JOHN BATANUDDE  

By Fredrick Musisi Kiyingi

KAMPALA- The second round of the Mountain Dew MX Championship is on at Uganda
It sees the return of Isabella Blick in MX65 and Asaf Natan in MX1 after missing round one at Garuga because of injury. But all eyes will be on MX125 with rivals Aviv Orland and Fortune Sentamu clashing for the very first time this season.

Early this week, Maxime van Pee, the team Uganda captain, confirmed that both riders will go head to head.

“Fortune has recovered and last weekend was training at Busiika ready for show down. He looked fast and I am sure MX125 is one of the races to watch,” Maxime told the Sunday Monitor early this week.

The two dare devils youngsters have clashed before with Aviv coming out on top. Aviv is the rider on form having competed at Garuga and in South Africa last month and excelled.

Elsewhere, Gift Ssebuguzi will tussle out with Alon Orland and Isabella, while Isma Mukiibi will be out to consolidate his top position in MX2.

Stav Orland has always been unbeatable on his home track at Busiika and Kylan Wekesa will have to be at his best to cause an upset in MX85.
With the retirement of 11 times champion Arthur Blick Jr last year, Fathu Kiggundu and Asaf Natan are expected to be the main challengeers to Maxime. In MX vets, Barak Orland who won the opening round will square with Peiter Pelser and Asharaf Mbabazi Snr.

Table standings
MX50 PeeWee Pts
Ashraf Mbabazi 60
Jonathan Katende 47
MX50 senior
William Blick 55
Miguel Katende 45
Gift Ssebuguzi 54
Alon Orland 52
Stav Orland 60
Kylan Wekesa 51
Aviv Orland 60
Wazir Omar 51
Isma Mukiibi 60
Franco Rodrigo 51
Maxime van Pee 60
Fathu Kiggundu 51
MX vets
Barak Orland 60
Peiter Pelser 49