Barry Silah @obel-barry
Ethan Nyachae dominated the MX-125 class in all three heats yesterday at Jamhuri Park in the fourth round of Kenya Motocross Championship.
Nyachae, who had skipped the previous three rounds due to school commitments, picked 60 points overall and wowed with his jumps and his speed on the fairly dry terrain under cool weather. His artistry particularly on the spins and overtakes was on point as he literally cleaned the pack; thus winning all the heats on offer.
His immediate follower Kigen Kiplagat came in runner up twice and third placed once to collect 49 points to move his overall haul of the season to 198 points.
An elated Nyachae admitted to having struggled a bit but picked up in his race.
”The first two heats were good but the third one was a bit of a struggle. I hope to get better and faster in the coming legs to prove my consistency. The weather held well and I basically enjoyed my riding. My plan is to win all the next,” he said.
Meanwhile in the MX 85 category, Dylan Mutahi amassed a total 55 points after convincingly winning two straight heats and picking third in the last heat in a frenzied afternoon.
The race that had 10 riders saw Vince Schrier come in second with 50 points despite being fourth and second in the opening heats before wrapping the third with a scintillating top finish in his Yamaha bike.
However Mutahi leads the class by 215 points after four rounds followed by Tai Wahome on 201 points despite finishing eighth.
In the MX50 class, Atete Benzinge scooped top spot with 57 points following a good run out on the tracks, three points ahead of Wahome Mutahi who had two runner up slots plus a win in all the combined heats.