Guest Contributor | Apr 21, 2017 | 0
Motocross Championships return to Uis
The Bank Windhoek Namibian Enduro Championship will enter the second half of the championship season on Saturday with round five taking place at Uis.
The event in Uis was last held in 2014 and now is back on the championship calendar. The track comprises of a mix of technical and fast riding, with sections passing through quarries and super soft white dunes. Spectators will have a lot of action and viewing pleasure from an elevated plateau, overlooking large parts of the race course.
Kai Hennes (KTM), Björn Bierbrauer (Yamaha), Pascal Henle (KTM) and Henner Rusch (KTM) will continue their nail biting competition for the championship lead in the motorbikes class of more than 250 cc, due to the fact that they are only separated by two championship points. Rusch, who made it three victories in a row at Neu Heusis three weeks ago, and winner in 2014, is clearly in the best position due to the fact that each rider can cancel one result of the championship in the final calculation at the end of the season.
In the motorbikes up to 200cc class Ingo Waldschmidt (KTM) and Tommy Gous (Yamaha) are in close contention for the championship lead, separated by a mere three points. However, third placed Joern Greiter (KTM) seems to be a strong contender for victory at Uis, as he won there in 2014. Marcel Henle (KTM), who missed the last event at Neu Heusis due to injury and has recorded two victories already this season, will hopefully have recovered to participate in Uis.
Sven Schneidenberger (KTM), who is dominating the senior motorbikes class this season, will aim at making it five victories in a row at Uis, while in the Development Class, Swakopmund based championship leader Liam Gilchrist (Husqvarna) will have a shorter distance to cover to attend the event compared to most other riders, and due to the absence of championship leader Noam Babluki (KTM).
Meanwhile, in the Ladies Quad Class, Maike Bochert (Honda) will be out to extend her winning streak after victory at Neu Heusis. Championship leader Shannon Rowland (Honda) has been in good form this season and will seek to remain ahead of her competitors.
This weekend’s action is co-sponsored by No Limit and Prothatch Namibia.