LUSAKA, May 11 - Zambia on Sunday won the overall third international motorcross championship held in Zimbabwe.
Zambia Motor Sport Association vice-president, Marco Comana, said Zambia's Francesco Sciarrino won the ultra competitive 85cc class, beating 15 other competitors with Andrew Constantino taking overall fourth place.
"Sciarrino took one win and two seconds in the three races to emerge overall winner in his class," Comana said.
He added that other Zambian riders Barry Van Blerk and Kurt Greatorex took fifth and sixth position respectively.
Comana said Zambian riders had never done well on the Donnybrook circuit which is built on deep sand as opposed to the Zambian hard soil circuits.
"This time their circuit did not stop our riders from taking honours and three of our riders were usually in the top four places during the races," he said.
And in the 65cc class, Zambia's Dalton Wadey came second, behind the Zimbabwean champion in a tightly contested race, with Domenico Sciarrino taking fifth place.
"This was excellent riding from Domenico who earlier this year only managed third place in Harare," Comana said.
Comana added that the performance was a clear message to the Zimbabwean riders that Zambians were no longer minnows.
Zambia took the overall championship crown in Zimbabwe for the first time.
By Wendy Nambule
Source: The Post / allAfrica Global Media
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