Nyamupfukudza duo ready for motocross encounter in Zambia

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Tadious Manyepo sports journalist

NYAMUPFUKUDZA siblings Tadiwanashe and Victors are set to expand their footprints in the region’s motocross circles when they compete in the Eureka Championships scheduled for Lusaka, Zambia next week.

The race is set for May 8.

And the two, who made waves in the local circuit before the Covid-19 outbreak hit the country two years ago, are eager to go with their father, Simbarashe, who is also the couple’s manager. , optimistic that they will traverse the demanding Zambian terrain.

It will be the first race for 14-year-old Tadiwanashe in two years and his technical team is mainly working on his mental preparation.

She now races on 125cc with the star rider who is putting in more hours in training ahead of the Zambian encounter.

Simbarashe told the Herald yesterday that his children are ready to roar in Zambia.

“We are very happy with the invitation we received from Zambia. Our two riders Tadiwa and Victor are present and we are very confident that they will both succeed,” he said.

“Tadiwa now rides a 125cc and I’m sure she’ll do well. Of course, she just made her comeback after a two-year hiatus. It will be his first race since his break.

“She chooses physically while we continue to work on her mental preparation, but she is on the rise and we are very confident that she will be up to it.

“We’re not putting a lot of pressure on her considering she’s just getting back to racing after over 24 months. We’re also hoping that her school, ZRP High School, will allow her to travel since schools are opening this same week. .

Just like Tadiwa, Victor, who is eight years old today, has also improved and will be racing a 50cc bike in Lusaka.

“Victor is now in 50cc and the boy is prepared and fit. I expect fireworks from the boy.

“He is working very hard on the track and can’t wait to go. We are very optimistic that he will deliver.

Victor is racing on the Zambian circuit for the second time after competing in Mkushi last time.

Riding a 65cc against boys much older than him, Victor finished fifth in this competition.

The runner turns eight today, having been born on April 29, 2014.

Simbarashe Nyamupfukudza said he was sponsoring the trip for his children as no sponsor came on board to inject the required $1,300.

During last December’s Zimbabwe Summer Series, held at Donnybrook Raceway in Harare, Victor Nyamupfukudza was sponsored by Mashwede Holdings through its owner and CEO, Alex ‘Dr Mash’ Mashamhanda, who is also committed to funding the promising young rider in this season’s national championship races.

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