Kandie back on the track after horrific race crash

By , People Daily Digital
Monday, October 25th, 2021 05:00 | 2 mins read
Alex Kandie competing in the 125 Class at the Jamhuri Racetrack Yesterday. Photo/PD/PHILIP KAMAKYA

Alex Kandie made a sensational return to the tracks barely seven months after fracuring his legs in Uganda as the national  motocross championship entered round eight yesterday.

Kandie finished third overall in the MX-2 Class at the Jamhuri Motocross but it was his sensational and emotional return to his first love that was the highlight of the day.

“ It feels good and surreal being back on the track after such a long time out.

Obviously I was a bit cautious because it was not about getting a win per se but rekindling my groove.

Slowly I will get back to business but for now I can be happy with my performance.

I look ahead to more. My physiotherapy went well and my legs are having their muscles back which is great,” said Kandie.

In the MX-1 Class, it was a battle between Ngigi Waweru and Walter Kuria who dominated all heats.

Waweru did just one lap and retired in the opening heat but after mechanics fixed his bike, he came alive in the second heat blazing through the corners despite a good chase by Rohan Gandhi who emerged second overall.

Three finishes

Meanwhile in the MX-50 Class,Thuku Waweru and Kigen Mutuma reigned supreme in an epic fight at the tracks as both collected 50 points.

Thuku was ranked tops by the stewards with better track finishes. Mutuma had two number three finishes in the opening heats and the final heat saw him clinch the win and 20 points in the bag.

Thuku did not perform well in the second and third heats collecting 30 points total from the two with position three on the second heat and fourth in the third and final heat.

Gisa Benzinge was phenomenal finishing third overall after picking 48 points in all three heats altogether.

Gisa had 2-1-5 finish in all consecutive heats under extreme heat but held her own regardless. The pace on peak was excellent overall for Gisa.

 The MX-65cc race saw  Wahome Mutahi in superb form clinching all heats and 60 points at close of business.