Another win for Bako in SA

HARARE - Rising motocross rider Emmanuel Bako won his third successive race in South Africa after finishing first in the WOMZA Sunco Super Series National in Johannesburg over the weekend.

The win underlined the Zimbabweans’ growing status as one of the hottest emerging riders on the local scene.

The Heritage Primary School, Grade Three student, was in no-nonsense mood winning all the three heats on offer in the 50 pro to finish as the best rider on the day with 75 points.

Bako pushed the duo of more fancied South African riders of Wian Du Plooy and Lucca Mynhardt to distant second and third places respectively.

In April, Bako came first in the tough six round series at Zone Seven in Cape Town in April and at the beginning of this month the eight-year-old was again in South Africa where he finished first in the Monster Energy South Africa National MX Championship in Port Elizabeth.

Another Zimbabwean rider Jayden Ashwell found the going tough after crushing during the second heat in the MX1.

He, however, recovered in the last heat where he bagged 25 points but it was rather too little too late.

Bako’s father Brighton, who accompanied his son to South Africa said: “It takes a lot of hard work and determination and I am happy he is doing well.

“I hope he will keep on working hard and win more trophies. He is a very smooth rider and very confident. I’m not sure where he gets that from. I am happy for him.

“He takes pride in his accomplishments and is always eager to try new challenges. He is a great boy.”

Bako, who is without doubt one of the fast rising Zimbabwean motocross rider, has been riding since he was four years old and has won numerous motocross titles at junior level in the country.

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