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Lady rider Wahome named in Central Africa Challenge Kenya MX team



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MX 2 lady rider Maxine Wahome is among the riders picked to carry the country’s flag at this weekend’s FIM Central Africa Challenge (CAC) slated for Jamhuri Park on Saturday and Sunday.

Maxine, one of the fastest rising riders, will ride a KTM 250.

Also in the mix are the MX2 trio of Elias Sherman and Ethan Nyachae and Rolf Kihara.

The Pee Wee Class has the likes of Gisa Benzinge, Thuka Waweru, Hannah Nyambura, Jonross Nyachae and Dylan Hatanga.

Atete Benzinge, Wahome Mutai, Trey Garner and Zawadi Nyachae will compete in MX50 Class where the diminutives are expected to add some zest to the occasion held annually in Kenya and Uganda.

Ngugi Waweru has represented the country is a number of continental and regional motocross events will lead the country’s charge in MX1.

The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday. The practice session will take place in Saturday followed by the first heat on Saturday and the last two heats on Sunday.

Uganda won the opening round of the Central Africa Motocross on home soil, setting the stage for an exciting season of competition.

The two day tournament saw Kenya trailing the Ugandans at the Busika racetrack in Kampala.

Meanwhile, Team Uganda expected is in the country later in the week well in time for the regional season finale which will also count towards the ninth and last round of the Kenya Motocross Championship.

Ugandans are expected to field the Orland and Van Pee siblings in their line ups against Team Kenya which has been practicing at Jamhuri Park. The two families are no strangers to the Jamhuri park racetrack having dominated previous regional extravaganza.

The current torrential rains are also expected to spice up the event sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) Africa.

Team Kenya

Pee Wee Class: Gisa Benzinge, Thuka Waweru, Hannah Nyambura, Jonross Nyachae, Dylan Hatanga.

MX50 Class: Atete Benzinge, Wahome Mutai, Trey Garner, Zawadi Nyachae, Simran Choda, Mathenge, Nathan Kamau.

MX65 Class: Kit Garner, Tanav Choda, Rendy Magara, Alex Njoroge, Brian Kinuthia

MX85 Class: Dylan Mutahi, Vince Schrier,Tai Wahome, Dekker KIhara, Mali Nyachae, Nandi Kiplagat, Neo Wahome, Samwel Magwa, Rafe Garner, Peter Magwa, Lester Ndirangu, Alex Kandie, Zeviyaan Aman

MX125: Kigen Kipagat, Zenni Mokaya, Cghristian Chege, John Shrier

MX2: Rolf Kihara, Alex Moi, Ethan Nyachae, Maxine Wahome, Elias Nyachae, Maxine Wahome, Nave  Ben Ari, Tutu Maina

MX1: Ngugu Waweru