THE motocross national championship enters the penultimate stage of the season, round five, next week at Ndola Motorcycle Club’s Twapia Raceway on the Ndola-Kitwe highway.
This is the final preparatory event for riders travelling to Uganda for next month’s FIM Africa motocross championship set to attract representation from Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
According to Ndola championship rules released by Motorcycle Commission head of women in motorsport, Priscilla Lionnet, receipt for entries opened last week and close before the first race on Sunday.
The regulations state that late entries would only be accepted at the discretion of the clerk of the course and that a late entry fee of twice the normal entry fee would be charged to defaulting riders.
The event is open to all riders holding valid Zambia motocross competition licences issued by the Zambia Motor Sport Association (ZMSA) and foreign riders with licences issued by their respective associations and accompanied by clearance letters.
The championship would feature all local motocross classes namely MX1, MX2, 125cc, veterans and quads for seniors and 85cc, 65cc and 50cc for juniors, although the latter class has had no entries for the past two seasons.
Lusaka rider Nicholas Comana leads the main MX1 class while veteran Dale Holliday of Ndola has set the pace in the MX2 class while Kitwe teenager Bradley Lionnet is doing the same in the 125cc class.
The national motocross sixth and final round is scheduled for September 16 at the Leopards Hill Motopark in Lusaka. / times of zambia