Motorcross kicks off in Nairobi
Posted on January 20, 2012 by Capital Motors
Renzo Bernardi, the newly elected chairman of the East African Motor Sports Club, has announced that the 2012 motocross season will start with racing on January 22 at the challenging Jamhuri Park circuit.
The practice session will be held from 10am and wheel to wheel racing will start at 11am on a dry surface with light dust.
Sunil Vinayak, the Clerk of the Course, heads the organising team which will be backed by Anthony Nielsen who has been chosen as the Club’s Motocross Captain.
Sunil predicted, “Riders will be charging round the track at full throttle to gain championship points and establish an early lead in the tussle for the motocross titles.”
Among the riders to watch are the Kenya National Champions for 2011 who will be moving up to higher classes including Maina Wanjigi, the MX 50 cc Champion who is now in the MX 65 cc class and will compete with Rolf Kihara the current MX 65 cc title holder.
Apollo Mbuki is now in the MX 125 cc class and will be hoping to tussle with Ivan Guya the undisputed champ in that category during 2011. The feted MX 1 champion Shivam Vinayak is also expected to be at this meet and a very exciting day lies ahead as all riders in the various classes start their 2012 challenge.
Looking to the future, Anthony Nielsen said, “On February 28 and 29 Jurgen Kuppers, a well known international motocross trainer from Germany will be running courses for our riders. The timetable, location and details of this training will be announced at this Sunday’s motocross meeting at Jamhuri Park.”
“After this Sunday’s meeting the track will be closed for three weeks for a complete rebuild. A bulldozer will be used to create new jumps, slopes and banked corners. It is intended to bring our motocross track up to date with international developments in the sport.”