With only one round to the close of the Kenya National Motocross Championship, the top contenders are sharpening up for a final push.
The bigger classes of MX 2, MX 125 and MX 85 are the main ones where all eyes will be on in a season best defined as titanic. Indeed the contests between the classes have been very close and tight in the previous eight rounds, that at this stage any slips would prove costly for the front runners.
Some of the big names being looked at include Rolf Kihara, Alex Moi and Ethan Nyachae in the competitive MX 2 class. The trio have had their fare share of battles as well but high flying Kihara seems to be on advantage having won three out of five events this year and a cumulative 270 points in the bag. In the MX 125 class, friends and rivals Kigen Kiplagat and Zenni Onditi are neck to neck and separated by a mere 23 points thus far.
The former has had five better runs than his worthy opponent and it would be interesting to see how far the duo will push in order to clinch the Championship. Christian Chege is third in the class with 347 points and would love to finish off on a high despite having an average season by his standards. Onditi and Kiplagat have been battling each other hard making the class a two-man affair.
However both underdogs and trailers in the MX2 and MX125 classes believe it is all in their hands and so belief would be important going forward. Says Zenni “Let us see how it goes but I am prepared. We have had some challenges but we hope for a better finish. The gap is small so we have everything to fight for in three weeks’ time,” he told People Sport.
Moi and Nyachae who are not willing to go down easy are hard at work practicing and are promising a bruising battle to class leader Kihara. “It gets more interesting at this point and obviously there will be nerves. I will go out there and give it my all,” says Moi who is on 184 points.
– BARRY SILAH