GABORONE (Xinhua) --
Motosport enthusiasts thronged the city of
Gaborone, Botswana for the two-day 2017 Motocross of African
Nations, which came to an end on Sunday.
The annual event
saw some of the continent’s prolific riders from 9 African
countries showcase their mettle in a series of races; among
them were the VMX, MX 65,MX LITE, MX 50, MX 2 and MX1.
The event is
accredited by FIM Africa which governs motor sport in the
According to John
Carr-Hartley, president of Botswana Motor sport, this is the
first time the event has been held in Botswana.
“We are extremely
proud to host the event. It has been absolutely a wonderful
event, the track is also world class,” he said.
Tasmia Young, team
manager for Swaziland, said they were really impressed with
the track and that all the riders were enjoying it.
Among the many
riders who stole hearts was South Africa’s David Goosen in the
MXI class. He displayed a breathtaking performance, especially
in the final race of the event.
At the end, it was
South Africa who was crowned the 2017 champion followed by
teams Zimbabwe and Zambia in second and third respectively,
while the host nation Botswana fell in fourth place.
participating countries included Swaziland, Namibia, Uganda,
Kenya and DR Congo.