Ngugi Waweru was over the weekend feted for another stellar
accomplishment after scooping FIM African Central Africa
Championship (CAC) MX1 and MX2 titles in the 2017 season,
reports SAMSON ATEKA.
Also feted was Ethan
Nyachae for winning the MX125 regional title. During the Kenya
Motor Sports Foundation awards ceremony organized by East Africa
Motor Sports Club (EAMSC) Ngugi savoured the successful season
and promised better displays in the new 2018 season.
“I expect stiff
opposition from my opponents both from MX1 and MX2 this year.
“After winning all
these awards, I am sure they will all be coming hard at me so
it’s a wait and see situation,” said Ngugi who is confident of
winning the Africa Championship in August.
The occasion also
feted all the national champions in all categories of the 2017
Tanav Choda was
rewarded for his MX50 national championship expoits and so were
Rafe Garner (MX65), James Luusa in MX85, Ngugi in MX 2 and Ethan
Ben Spinks collected
his award as the Enduro National Champion and Callum Hayes the
Franco Checchni and
Robbie Calder, veterans of the piki game finished second and
third in the enduro championship and we’re rewarded for their
never say never attitude towards riding.
Behind Callum Hayes
in the Enduro Clubman category were David Pumberton and Danilo
Shivam Vinayak was
feted for a great season which saw him win Rally Raid
Championship motorcycle category.
The Karin Bernardi
Memorial Trophy sporting award went to Kihara siblings Dekker
The Karin Bernardi
non sporting award was bestowed upon the Ken Kihara and family.
Karin who was one of
the most dedicated motorcycle officials died of cancer a few
As is the tradition
of East Africa Motor Sports Club, all participants in the busy
2017 season were feted.
The Ladies Merit
Award went to MX125 rider Maxine Wahome who was presented with
the Beaulah Schoeman Trophy.
Schoeman is the
immediate former president of FIM Africa.
The most improved
rider was none other than James Luusa when he stunned all by
winning the MX85 class.
Luusa was again all
smiles with the Most Meritorious Award.
The Little Ripper
Award dubbed the revolving trophy went to Trey Garner.
As is the tradition,
organiser had a prize for all the participants in the busy
The podium winners
in 2017 were as follows:-
MX50: 1. Tanav Choda
448 points, 2. Atete Benzinge 388, 3. Wahome Mutahi 324.
MX65: 1. Rafe Garner
310points, 2. Neo Wahome 304, 3. Kit Garner 303.
MX 85: 1. James
Luusa 401, 2. Christian Chege 354, 3. Zenni Glen 325.
MX125: 1. Ethan
Nyachae 480, 2. Kigen Kiplagat 402, 3. John Schrier 225.
MX2: 1. Ngugi
Waweru 408, 2. Rolf Kihara 343, 3. Alex Moi 324.