Kabasa gets podium finish

HARARE - Rising female motocross rider Mufaro Kabasa showed maturity beyond her age group as she withstood intense pressure to earn a podium finish at Flat Track Racing at Donnybrook Park over the weekend.

The eight-year-old, dominated the early part of the race in her 50CC Class, in which she was racing against predominately a strong field of top junior male riders, only to stutter in the latter stages before she could settle for third place.

Mufaro’s third place finish on Saturday was a huge improvement from her last week’s performance in which she finished seventh at the Motocross Nationals to underline her growing status as one of the hottest emerging female riders on the local scene.

The Groombridge Primary School, Grade Four student has only been racing for the past eight months and is showing no signs of inferiority complex racing against her more superior male counterparts — thus earning  respect among the riders at the Donnybrook Park.

Her solid performance left her father Kudakwashe Kabasa a proud man, saying Mufaro is poised to push on to greater things on the full national scene if she keeps working hard.

“It was another great show from her. She seems to be getting better each day and I am very proud of her,” he said to the Daily News.

“Considering she is still new in the sport, I can only foresee a bright future for her. I am hoping for more podium finishes in the next assignments.

“It takes a lot of hard work and determination.

“My only hope is that she will keep on working hard.

“At the moment she is doing exceptionally well and I am happy for her. Her progress so far is quite encouraging.”

Mufaro’s skill is easy to see and it’s not a surprise that she had to be fast-tracked from her rightful category of Pee Wee to compete in the 50CC category where she is excelling.


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