With anticipation building for the upcoming motocross season, more than 80 riders are gearing up for the season-opening round set to take place this Saturday at the Victoria race track in Garuga. The stakes are high, as the top five performers in each category will secure a coveted spot in the continental FIM 2024 Africa Motocross of African Nations championship to be held in Morocco.
In preparation for this significant event, riders across junior, senior, and veterans categories have dedicated themselves to training at Garuga, eagerly looking forward to the competitive challenges of the season opener. Joseph Mwangala, the secretary of the Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda (FMU), expresses the desire for increased participation, emphasizing the role it plays in fostering the nationwide growth of the sport.
Ensuring the safety and excitement of the race, Denise Balidawa, the event manager of UMX club says, “Preparations are well underway, we promise a secure and enjoyable racing experience or the spectatators.”
The defending champion, Jonathan Katende, acknowledges the intensity of the competition as he aims to retain his crown, while Gift Sebuguzi, returning after a period of injury, is eager to make a strong comeback in the motocross arena. The stage is set for a thrilling start to the motocross season at the Victoria race track in Garuga.