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Nyachae, Onditi rev bikes as African Motorcross event draws near

With the FIM Africa Motocross of African Nations just two months away in Zambia, competition locally seems to be heating up.

Already the East Africa Motor Sports Club selectors are scratching their heads on the riders to pick in the different classes on offer when August 17 championships are flagged off.

The main area of interest would be the ever-challenging MX-125 and MX-85 categories that have seen much action in the past four rounds.

Zenni Onditi and Ethan Nyachae should be the big guns in the MX-125 even though the latter is yet to be classified following his long absence. Onditi who tops the standings currently with 201 points seems a sure bet to shine in the premier amateur motocross competition.

He has averaged consecutive podium slots in the past four local championships and relishes battle.

“This year look really good so far and as far as the continental championship goes if our momentum is maintained. We will definitely have a strong team to represent Kenya in that event,” said the youngster who sees Zambia and South Africa as the main threats. Nyachae who starred during last weekend’s round four is also seen as a big shot in the coming days.  “It is about maintaining the rhythm and having fun out there. Obviously, still a lot to work but this is good so far from my end considering I have missed out much,” says the speedster who is likely to feature for selection after the next three rounds.

In the MX-85 class Tai Wahome and Dylan Mutahi will be the go-to duo in what is also turning out to be an exciting class with the pair separated by only 14 points so far. In the ladies corner, 19-year-old Maxinne Wahome should be the main focus point.

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