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WHEN the cat is away, the mice play and that’s exactly what Cameron Thixton did on Sunday at Donnybrook Raceway in Harare when he took full aantage of the absence of Zimbabwe’s champion motocross rider Jayden Ashwell to emerge as the top dog in the main MX1 Class in the first national championship event of the year.

Thixton was almost unstoppable in all the three heats as he took the first step on the podium with 60 points while Broc Thomas (51 points) and Josh Thomas came second and third in the MX1 Class.

Clear blue skies and perfect weather conditions welcomed the riders to the beautifully prepped track and surrounds at Donnybrook on Sunday where the atmosphere in the pits was relaxed and yet there was an air of anticipation and excitement as the 2015 national motocross season was about to kick-start.

The 65A Class riders put on a great show in all three heats, with the final heat of the day being the most exciting as Daiyaan Manuel took the win, closely followed by Kuda Mhene (Jnr) and Big “BJ” Chitima (Jnr) who battled it out right to the chequered flag.

Manuel amassed a total of 60 points to claim victory on the day ahead of Mhene (Jnr), who finished with 51 points and Chitima (Jnr) (43 points).

There were some great dices within this class — Manuel and Mhene (Jnr) fought it out right to the end, with Chitima (Jnr) finding the extra bit of power in the third heat to settle for third place.

Rising female rider Tanya Muzinda also had a good start to the day, but had to settle for fourth place in the 65A Class with 41 points.

Promising young rider Emmanuel Bako also had a good outing on Sunday, winning all his races in the 50A and 65B classes.

In the 50A Class, Bako rode like a champ to take first place ahead Travis da Silva and Jordan Dewdney while in the 65B Class, he (Bako) beat Ryan Masimo and an improved Ricky Whyte into second and third place.

The 65cc and 50cc juniors are all solid riders, having ridden and competed from an early age. It is rewarding to see such development in these classes — these are, after all, the riders of the future.

Regan Wasmuth won the 125cc Class for the day, with Bradley Perry second and Ryan Webb taking third place.

The script was almost the same in the MX2 Class which was won by Wasmuth who came first ahead of Perry while Craig Burl settled for third place.

Young Scott Hewer took the top honours in the 50B Class ahead of Declan Barrett and Ryan Wasmuth while the exciting Davin Cocker was in a class of his own in the 85A Class in which he rode brilliantly to beat Reagan Bond and David Evans into second and third place.

In fact, Cocker is slowly establishing himself as one of the best riders in this country and he definitely has a bright future ahead of him.

The 85B Class was won by Kuda Mhene (Jnr) with second and third places going to Joshua Bailey and Justin Spreeth. Another promising young rider Majaji Musariri took fourth place in this class.

The Thomas brothers, Blaize and Shane, took the first two places in the Masters Class where one of the senior “statesman” of Zimbabwean motocross Lofty Versfeld settled for third place.

Source : The Herald