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Bikers from different clubs across Botswana will throng Maun this independence holidays for the 2nd edition of the Nhabe 200 BMS nationals off-road competition.
The competition is organised by Team Maun, Botswana Motorsport and Desert Rats and it will be held on September 30 to October 1, 2023 and is open to both quad and two wheeler bikers. The competition is expected to bring together close to 40 motor bikers from different local clubs that include Desert Rats from Orapa, Team Jwaneng, GMC from Gaborone, Team Maun, Champs Botswana and Goommabesi from Serowe.
Both male and female bikers will compete under the junior and senior categories with junior riders competing in the 80km race while senior riders will compete in the 200 km race. The start and finish point of the race will be the Maun Monument located at Matshwane ward. The race route will go through Samedupi, along the river passing through the nearest cattle posts. Riders who will emerge victorious, from position will be awarded trophies and prizes.
In an interview, Team Maun Chairman Mogomotsi Motapele said that the event intends to popularise and develop motorbike sport so that more talented bikers can be produced. He stated that in most cases local bikers find themselves participating in the events that are held outside Botswana because such competitions are few locally, adding that Nhabe 200 brings together local bikers under one roof.
He is of the view that there are more bikers of Ross Branch’s calibre that can be unearthed through the competition. Motapele added that their intention is to produce more of the bikers who can participate in international events and raise Botswana flag high. He said the first edition of the event has proven that the competition has the potential to attract sponsors and enthusiasts because during the holidays many people visit in large numbers. He noted that the event also promotes sports tourism while at the same time playing a significant role in developing the economy of Maun. He urged members of the community to attend the event in large numbers to support local talent.