13 November 2012

Uganda: Arthur Blick Jnr Takes Time Off From Motocross

Arthur Blick Jnr will finally take a rest from competitive riding after winning a 10th national motocross championship, and the fourth in a row.

The record championship winner has decided to vie for the National Rally Championship (NRC) but will also remain active in motocross administration.

"I think winning the championship for the 10th time is enough to take a rest. I will concentrate on administration and also compete for the National Rally Championship," Blick explained after officially being declared at Uganda Motorsport Arena, Busiika.

Blick accumulated 435 points followed by Barack Orland (420) who won the eighth round at Busiika on Sunday.

"It was an easy gift, Maxime (van Pee) giving it to me easily," he added.

Meanwhile the Omar brothers (Ali and Wazir) got podium finishes in the 65cc category and attributed the performance to the tips received from visiting Africa motocross champion, Zimbabwean Sean Mitchell.

Ali, Wazir (65cc) and Waleed (50cc) all finished among the top three in the final round of the championship on Sunday with Ali Omar Jnr retaining the 2012 overall title in the category.

"Alistair (Blick) was superior in jumps but we requested Mitchel to train "Bobo" (Ali Omar Jnr) and it worked," an excited father, Omar Sr, stated.

Alistair went into the final round five points ahead of Omar Jnr, but crashed in the first heat leaving the latter to collect a maximum 75 points to win both the round and the overall championship.

The event lived up to its billing as not only the three guest riders Mitchel, Davis Ivanovs and Gundars Guashis from Latvia thrilled the crowd in the MX1 category, but also the kids in the 65 and 50cc categories mesmerised the fans.

Yannick Duyck won the MX2 championship beating rival Talha Kiggundu.

In the 50cc category Ben Nsumba (69pts) upset Fortune Sentamu (65) and Waleed Omar (64) who finished second and third respectively. The event was sponsored by Total, Coca-Cola, Aqua Sipi Water and IAA Medical Services.

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