THE Zimbabwe motocross team finished second at the 2019 edition of the FIM Africa Motocross of African Nations championships that took place at the Donnybrook Race Park in Harare over the weekend.
Zimbabwe who fell to South Africa in the same event in the 2015 edition, were once again at the mercy of their rivals failing to capitalise on home advantage booking second place in the two-day event with 527 points on the overall standings while South Africa were on top of the table with 910 points.
Uganda claimed third position finishing with 397 points ahead of the Zambians who were on the chase with 329 points, while Botswana,
Kenya and Morocco completed the standings.
Zimbabwe motocross icon captain Jayden Ashwell led by example winning all his races in the MX1 class to finish as the overall winner.
In the Lites category, Daiyaan Manuel was also victorious in all his races winning a gold medal, while Regan Wasmuth registered a bronze medal in the MX2 class with 45 points and Tristan Grainger scooping bronze in the MX 125 class with 45 points.
Bog wheelers public relations officer Jamie Kerwin said the Zimbabwean motocross team gave it their all to achieve an overall 2nd place in the championships.
“Each and every rider from 50 cc through to MX1 raced their hearts out for the country.
“The event was successful and we thank the riders, organising committee, sponsors and the Zimbabwe people for supporting this monumental event,” said Kerwin.
Zimbabwe last held FIM Africa Motocross Championships in 2015 before they moved to Botswana and Zambia.