Kampala.

Fortune Ssentamu returns to Uganda Sports Arena Busiika where he was humiliated by the Aviv (11yrs) and Stav (9yrs) Orland brothers in the MX85cc during the opening round of the Mountain Dew MX Championship in February.

The fourth round takes place today. Ssentamu, 10, eventually finished second overall. Since then, he has recovered in the next two rounds at Garuga to take over top spot in MX85. The duel is one of the highlights of the event as riders come guns blazing to collect points at the half way of the season.

“It was my first time to ride in the class (MX85) and I underestimated my rivals who are used to Busiika. They practice at the track nearly every day. It is their home track,” the diminutive rider told Sunday Monitor.

“I was not ready for the Busiika jumps, but on Sunday (today), I will be out for revenge and to prove a point that the humiliation a was one-off.”

The MX2 class battle promises to keep fans on their toes as championship leader Alestair Blick will try to maintain his lead over rivals Ali Omar, Ahmed Tamale, Michael Ntailo and Fatuh Kiggundu who has acquired a new Suzuki RMZ250cc, model 2012.

Veteran Arthur Blick Jr and Asaf Natan between them have 12 MX titles. They have vowed to unsettle Maxime van Pee as he threatens to run away with the title again this season. “Both of us (Arthur and Natan) have not given up on the title. This time Maxime will not have it easy with the two as well as Jojo Wilson who is back and Talha Kiggundu on a new KTM 350cc, 2012 model bike,” the legendary Blick Jr remarked.

Isabelle Blick will be pushed all the way by Milton Akikiin in the MX50cc, while Waleed Omar is expected to dominate MX65cc. In a way of developing young riders, the organisers have introduced MX50 peewees today.

Vivo Energy through their brand Shell Advance, ICEA insurance, IAA Health/ Resolution Health, Safe Solutions and Fotogenix are the sponsors.

Leaders after
three rounds

Mx50cc
Isabella Blick
171 pts
MX65cc
Waleed Omar 177
MX85cc
Fortune Ssentamu 169
MX2
Alestair Blick 158
MX1
Maxime Van Pee 173
Ladies class
Isabella Blick 120

Courtesy of monitor.co.ug

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