BY SAMSON ATEKA
The 7th edition of the 2014 Kenya National Motocross Championship organised by Rift Valley Motor & Sports Club returns to Solai racetrack in Nakuru this Sunday. Solai is being visited by riders for the second time this year and will be a good change of scenario away from Jamhuri which has hosted most of the races this year. MX1 class is currently the closely fought with Kawasaki star Tutu Maina in the lead with 324 points while KTM’s Ivan Guya is 7 points adrift. Third-placed Sameer Sherman and Isaac Kuria, both on KTM machines will also be worth watching .
The star rider in the MX125cc class is daredevil Sameer Anwar who has scored 346 points on his Yamaha 125 machine. His rivals are winner of belated round four Ngugi Waweru and Walter Kuria both tied in second place with 246. Guthuku Mungai is a distant fourth with 221 points. Jet Takkunen hopes to maintain his unbeaten run in MX50 which he has dominated with some scintillating riding so far.
Second-placed Tyler Huth and Jaiden Takkunen will also resume their tussle for the MX50 class title with their usual on the limit riding while Maina Wanjigi will fun to watch too in the MX65. Wanjigi has a 45 point cushion over Kigen Kiplagat which will be difficult to surpass any time soon.
Daredevil rider Elias Sherman, Mohammed Anwar and Rolf Kihara are the boys to watch in the spectacular MX85 class for the slightly bigger bikes. The trio are both renowned for their spectacular jumps and power slides round the tight corners which are spectator attractions at the Jamhuri Park circuit and extend their good-humoured rivalry in Solai this weekend.
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