Thrills at Motocross Club Champs

HARARE - Reagan Wasmuth, Davin Cocker and come-back kid Sean Mitchell had phenomenal rides at the Zimbabwe Motocross Club Championships held at Donnybrook on Sunday.

One of the most passionate riders out there, Cocker is always a serious factor at every national event and his influence shone in the 85cc.

Well-travelled Mitchell, who has been away from the country’s motocross scene for some time, was on song claiming the MX1 class.

Wasmuth produced a gutsy performance to lift him onto the top step of the podium in the 125cc.

Bradley Perry and Nick Freemantle fought well in that class but could only settle for second and third respectively.

The aggressive and determined Wasmuth followed up his 125cc success with a win in the MX2 class.

Big Chitima rode well on the 65 A which included illustrious company in the form of Kuda Mhene Jnr and Daiyaan Manuel.

Mhene has enjoyed great starts, always is up near the front or winning and never making too many mistakes.

But Sunday was not his day as he settled for second whilst Manuel claimed third.

The only girl competitor in the class, Tanya Muzinda punched above her weight to finish fourth.

Elsewhere, ever improving Emmanuel Bako dominated the 50cc A whilst Brian Macdonnell claimed the 50cc B class.

Shane Thomas was unstoppable in the masters’ class in which Lofty Versveld settled for second and John Mellor finished third.

Munya Bako seems to be following in the footsteps of his brother Emmanuel as he won peewee.

Motocross is a tough sport and going through the first turn with 20-odd riders on loose bumpy soil, makes this the toughest part of any race.

Injuries are an inevitable part of the game but these Zimbabwean riders continue to put in the hard hours of training and competing for the thrill of the two wheels.

Meanwhile, the hplubes 4x4 Jamboree is set for Saturday and Sunday at Donnybrook 4x4 Club, with gate entries pegged at $5 for adults whilst a ticket for children Under-12 is selling at a $1.

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