Rajiv Ruparelia ready for kasanda Sugar rally this wekend
Written by walusimbi ABDALLAH on June 3, 2021
Ugandan rally ace, Rajiv Ruparelia and his co driver Enock olinga in their vw polo proto car under Rajiv Ruparelia rally team are among the registered crews ready for kasanda rally as the fight for who will be the next national rally champion returns this weekend in Kasanda, Mityana district. Following series of mishaps in the previous events, Rajiv Ruparelia and Enoch Olinga will want to get the monkey off their back and register a good result.
It will be the fourth round of the extended national rally championship from last year and Over 20 crews have undergone Covid-19 tests; a key requirement ahead of competitions.
Duncan ‘Kikankane’ Mubiru heads into the event top of the NRC leaderboard with 190 points. Together with codriver Musa Nsubuga in the Subaru GVB, they will be aiming at another victory to improve their chances of a maiden NRC title.
The crew of Fred Busulwa and Joseph Bongole are only 15 points behind. Given their consistency, a more aggressive approach could guarantee them a better position on the championship after the weekend race.
Two drivers Hassan Alwi and Omar Mayanja are the others in the title contention. They could go all out for a top spot to gain an advantage over their rivals.
Former NRC champions Jas Mangat and Ponsiano Lwakataka will also participate. Their presence will bring some thrill to the competition. Any slip ups from the top runners could as well offer them a chance of fighting for the season honours.
Kasanda continues the trend of a shorter and one day events that local events are adopting to.
Only two stages will be run(Bukompe 18.1km and Bukoba 16.40) each repeated twice times to cover a total competitive distance of 103.23kilometres.