Newcomers Mauritania has shown interest in taking part in the forthcoming FIM Africa, Motocross of African Nations (MXOAN) championship set for 6th-8th August 2021 at Victoria Raceway Park, Garuga Entebbe.
The north west African country is however faced with transportation challenges to get their race bikes to Kampala.
“We are in communication with Mauritanian officials who have indicated an interest to field a team for the MX African championship, but their race bike transportation is a problem,” said FMU vice president Motorcycling, Kisitu Mayanja.
Mayanja explained that, if they are to airlift bikes from Mauritania to Europe then Entebbe, it will work out to be more costly than hiring, and we have not a found a company/persons to hire from.
Angola would also like to send a team, but face the same problem. So far Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe have already confirmed their participation, ahead of defending champions South Africa and host, neighbours Kenya that still need to confirm.
Entries close on the 9th July 2021.
EVENT SCORE RULE:
The rule states that; of the selected 5 riders in a country team, only the top two positions will score points for the Nation in each category.
A country can field only 2 ‘creme de la creme’ of riders in each class and win a country trophy.
Meanwhile, hosts Uganda are plotting to field a solid Mx1 team this time around, commanded by National team captain Maxime Van Pee who has just imported in a new 2021 KTM350 model bike.
Maxime will be supported by vigorous riders like Alistair Blick Junior son of eleven-time national motocross champion Arthur Blick Jnr who too will race in veterans class, Sam Foreman and Ashim Serwada.
Published by FMU Media