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Moto Cross: Top Riders Maintain Their Positions

Image: (L-R) Julien Augustin, Bryan Leonce, Arrkim Griffith, Olson Francois, Luka Louconi. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

Despite a low turnout this past Sunday 30th June 2019, the Saint Lucia Moto X Club staged another successful motocross event at Cul de Sac.  Gates were opened from 1.00 p.m. to accommodate the early comers who wanted to secure their places at the best vantage points in order to get a firsthand view of what the Saint Lucia Moto X Club had in store for event No. 5.

Following the series of races and points tabulated, the top riders maintain their positions in the various classes.

Image: (L-R) Pee Wees racers, AgatYanis, Rajani Maraj Malaykhan (female) and Olson Francois Jr. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
(L-R) Pee Wees racers, AgatYanis, Rajani Maraj Malaykhan (female) and Olson Francois Jr. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

The Pee-Wee class riders or beginners class was first off the starting block showing off their talent as the crowd cheered them on.

Pee Wee race 1: Bike No. 93, Agat Yanis from Martinique, continued his good run on form finishing ahead of Bike No. 238, Shahid Maraj-Straughn, Bike No. 78 Rajani Maraj -Malaykhan (female) and Bike No. 8 Olson Francois Jr.

There was no change in position for Pee Wee 1 as Agat Yanis maintained the top spot with  340 points, Rajani Maraj Malaykhan clocked second with 302 points, Shahid Maraj Straughn third with 224 points and Olson Francois Jr forth on 162 points.

In Pee Wee 2 race 1, first place went to Bike No. 110 Christian Eudoxie, second Bike No. 105 Shaun Cooper, and third place to Bike No. 3 Kareem Louis.

Following the Pee Wee races, it was the turn of the A and B Class competitors; like previous races they had the small but supportive crowd on their toes waving their flags as the riders upped the excitement with bigger and faster bikes.

Taking charge of B Class, race 1, first place was Bike No. 777 Darren Auguste, second Bike No. 85 Antonio Maynard, and third Bike No. 88 Amir Surage.

Class B Race 2, first place went to Bike No. 20 Travis Emmanuel (Martinique), second to Bike No. 100 Jah-Mallen Alcindor, with Bike No. 99 Luka Louconi (Martinique) in third.

Image: (L-R) Julien Augustin, Bryan Leonce, Arrkim Griffith, Olson Francois, Luka Louconi. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
(L-R) Julien Augustin, Bryan Leonce, Arrkim Griffith, Olson Francois, Luka Louconi. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

In the overall points table for Class B, Jah-Mallen Alcindor on Bike No. 100 kept firm grip on position No. 1 with 288 points, 20 points clear of second place Bike No. 99 Luka Louconi on 268 points. In third place Bike No. 777 Darren Auguste locked on 249 points, fourth place Bike No. 85 Antonio Maynard 171 points while fifth place Bike No. 144 Noel Mark recorded 135 points.

In Class A race 2, first place went to Bike No.99 Julien Augustin, second to Bike No. 2 Bryan Leonce, and third to Bike No. Arrkim Griffith.

The final points table following race No. 5 for Class A: First place Bike No. 99 Julien Augustin 269 points; one point separated Bike No. 2 Bryan Leonce (242) and Bike No. 101 Arrkim Griffith (241), while Bike No. 10 Olson Francois settled for the fourth spot on 209 points.

Public Relations Officer for the Saint Lucia Moto X Club Cletus John expressed that crowd supported was not as they had anticipated, but that the races on the track were incident free.

“All Classes of races ran smoothly,” he said. “Our French counterparts were again in full force and the level of competition they exhibited along with our very own riders was of a high standard.”

The final in the series (Race 6) will take place on Sunday 28th July at Cul de Sac.

Anthony De Beauville is The VOICE Publishing Company’s multi-award winning sports journalist. He works closely with a number of sports federations including the Department of Youth Development and Sports, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and other organizations.

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