Kompong Cham Rider Wins Motocross Race

Sok Ly from Kompong Cham province won first prize in the Mild Seven Cambodia Motor­cycle Grand Prix 1998 on Sunday by beating last year’s winner Som Visal.

“Before the race started, I was confident that I could win the first prize since no other racer can drive faster than I do,” Sok Ly boasted.

Thousands of spectators at Olympic Stadium watched the competitors on their 110cc motorcycles.

Many drivers criticized the course as being too small compared with last year.

At least four drivers crashed into barriers on tight corners.

Sok Ly led the entire way, beating Phnom Penh’s Som Visal and third-place finisher Lim Kong. All three won new motorbikes.

“I won second place because my motorbike had some problems and it started off slower than others,” Som Visal said.

He vowed to return next year.

Before the final, Frenchman Pier Katry won an exhibition race with five other foreigners who flew through the air.

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