Tutu, Sherman thrill piki fans at Jamhuri Park
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.