DONNYBROOK Raceway will be abuzz with the hubbub of motorcycles as the country’s top motocross riders battle for points in the second national meeting of the motocross season at the popular venue this morning.
By our staff
After the successful staging of the 2014 season prize giving and fun day by the Bogwheelers club a fortnight ago, the race for top accolades this year is already a gear up as the new season gathers momentum.
Adding to the motocross pomp and fanfare this time around will be the novel introduction of the fun-filled Enduro X, a challenge designed to pose different obstacles for the riders such as mud, rocks and tyres among others.
Bogwheelers club chairman Shaun Whyte told Standardsport that they are looking forward to a day filled with excitement and intense duels.
“It is the second round of the national motocross season and we are expecting lots of excitement and stiff competition as a lot of our riders have been competing in South Africa in recent weeks so they will be bringing their experience to the tracks,” he said.
“All classes will be there from the PeeWee class right up to the masters and veteran classes and we will be introducing Enduro X cross just for the reason of adding more fun to the day and it’s going to be a constant feature at meetings this season,” added Whyte.
Eight-year-old sensation Emmanuel Bako, who has been doing incredibly well in South Africa, will be looking to impose his dominance on the local scene in his 50cc class, while Regan Wismuth who showed great potential on the South African terrain in the 125cc class recently will be looking for confidence boosting wins today.
Other stars to watch out for include 2014 South African 50cc pro class champion Daiyaan Manuel who has just recovered from injury, as well as Kuda Mhene who had also been sidelined by injury.
Davin Cocker, who dominated the 65cc A and 85 cc A classes last year, will be looking to continue his dominance in the respective grouping again this year, while Ashley Thixton and Regan Wismuth are set to renew their rivalry in the 125cc.
Other riders to watch out for include Bradley Perry, Cameron Thixton, Josh Thomas, young Lee Chigumba, Craig Burl and the Mawarire brothers Tafadzwa and Mike who have been struggling for form lately.
The Thomas brothers in the Masters class provide epic duels constantly and today the battle continues.
Zimbabwe’s only female motocross rider, young Tanya Muzinda, who struggled in the 65cc A last year, will once again be searching for glory among boys in her class.
Racing starts at 11am and the entrance fee is $5 for adults while children under-12 will enter for free.
There will also be full bar and catering.