The first leg of the 2nd Botswana National Motocross National Championship has been widely described as a resounding success.

The event, hosted by Lobelo Racing Club of Francistown and sponsored by Minetec was held at the Dumela Racing Track.

Speaking to Voice Sport, Lobelo Racing Club Vice Chairperson, Lola Berrie said riders put on amazing performances and thanked spectators for turning up in large numbers.

“The event was a success. The riders gave their all. It was also good to see a lot of junior riders, which is great for the future of the sport,” said a delighted Berrie, who on the day acted as Clerk of the Course.

“The attendance was great. Besides locals, we had support from as far as Gaborone, Orapa and Maun. The spectators were brilliant, cheering the riders all the way.”

One of the riders, Clayton Davis, who came second in the MX-2 class race, was also pleased at the way things turned out on the day.

“The event was well organised. The races were competitive and it was great to have riders as young as four taking part. The supporters were also great and gave us a great cheer. It was an awesome day and judging from it, the sport has a great future in the country,” the Francistown-based biker said.

For his part, Mmoloki “Boner” Ramodiegi, who travelled from Selebi Phikwe to watch his favourite sport, said it was a great day except for the absence of rock ‘n’ roll.

“For thirty bucks it was worth it. Next time they should have a rock band. Bikes and rock are inseparable,” an ecstatic Bones told Voice Sport.

Meanwhile, the next lap of the championships is billed for Gaborone next month, with the riders likely to return to the Dumela Track in July.

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