Uganda will host the first round of the FIM Central Africa Motocross championships at Busiika this Easter, an event that will attract rider from Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.
This will be the first round of the regional championship that is contested for every year and Uganda is the defending champion.
Jimmy Akena, the president of Uganda motocross club who are the organizers during the launch held at Moil in Banda, said that this round will much help Ugandan riders in preparing for the forthcoming FIM Africa motocross championships to be held in South Africa.
“We have the continental championship in South Africa this year and I think this is a very timely event that will help test our riders prior to the event in South Africa,” said Akena.
Akena who is also a rider parent and a competitor as well, said that they are aware that Kenyans who lost this title to Uganda last year will come up with a strong team with the aim to overthrow Uganda but Uganda also is having this in mind to field a strong side.
Orland brothers who have been missing in action as far as Uganda is concerned are expected to be part of this Easter event in Busiika.
Gift Ssebuguzi, a son to rally driver Ronald Ssebuguzi, will soon head to South Africa to compete from there but his father Ronald Ssebuguzi who also attended the launch assured the motocross fans that his son will be available for the race.
This regional championship will also act as the third round of the Mountain Dew national motocross championship after the first two rounds were held in Garuga and Kaliisizo respectively.
The event will also have non-championships sprint where Ronald Ssebuguzi promised to be part of alongside other rally drivers on a designed track of 4.4km which will be done twice on the day.