Tutu, Sher­man thrill piki fans at Jamhuri Park

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports - SAM­SON ATEKA @sam­son ateka

The sixth round of the Kenya Na­tional Motocross Cham­pi­onship came to a dra­matic end at Jamhuri Park race­track over the week­end with riders treat­ing spec­ta­tors to some ex­hil­i­rat­ing dis­plays of mo­tor­cy­cle artistry.

Come­back kid Tutu Maina cleared the ground with all his op­po­nents in MX 1 with Mikhail Ber­man and Toby Fran­combe com­plet­ing the podium dash. Tutu who is re­turn­ing to cir­cuit rac­ing af­ter a year’s lull showed no signs of rust with ex­cel­lent cor­ner­ing and jumps.

Or­gan­is­ers com­bined MX1, MX2 and the vet­er­ans classes in a bid to of­fer spec­ta­tors some pure adren­a­line mo­ments a month af­ter Kenya hosted the FIM Africa con­ti­nen­tal cham­pi­onship at the same venue.

Leader Ngugi Waweru got a rude shock when Elias Sher­man eclipsed him in the MX2 thriller. Sher­man is re­turn­ing from a seven month in­jury lay off and proved his met­tle on the track with fast and fu­ri­ous stunts.

“It feels re­ally good to get back on the groove. I only re­turned to the track on Au­gust af­ter nurs­ing a bro­ken ver­te­brate on my back so the win has def­i­nitely come as a sur­prise to me. The plan is to keep rid­ing clean and faster in the re­mains three events,’ said Sher­man.

Jet Takkun­nen emerged the win­ner in MX65 beat­ing Dekker Ki­hara and Nandi Ki­pla­gat to another light­weight ex­hil­a­rat­ing podium dash.

Ki­gen Ki­pla­gat emerged the win­ner in MX 85 ahead of Chris­tian Chege and James lu­usa. Kit Gar­ner took MX50 hon­ors ahead of An­drew Ohonde.


Elias Sher­man in ac­tion dur­ing the Sixth Kenya Na­tional Mo­tor Cross Cham­pi­onship class MX2 at Jamhuri Park in Nairobi on Oc­to­ber 2, 2016.

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