Eight Ugandan Drivers for Mountain Gorilla Rally

1999 African Rally Champion Charles Muhangi will lead the Ugandan contingent for the Rwanda Mountain Gorilla rally slated for this weekend.

Katende Mukiibi, the vice president [Technical] of local motorsport body (FMU), acknowledges the endorsement of eight drivers: “We have so far registered eight but many more may take part before the deadline.”

It is the first time Uganda is sending such a huge team and Muhangi will be eager to score his first points on this season’s African Rally Championship (ARC) calendar. Hajji Abdul Ssempebwa is the only other Ugandan driver eligible to score ARC points. Meanwhile, Wilbert Polepole and Albert Ofong will be aiming to improve their positions in the national rally championship (NRC). Any points scored the rally will be subjected to a 60 per cent deduction but will be added to their current NRC points.

NRC contender Duncan Mubiru (Below) will drive a Subaru N12 instead of his newly-acquired Subaru N16 but will not be driving to score point. Instead, he is gearing up for the Pearl of Africa Rally, which is scheduled for next month.

Uganda’s contingent will face stiff competition from ARC leader Gary Chaynes (Ivory Coast), Jespreet Chatthe (Kenya) and Mohamed Essa (Zambia), who are second and third respectively.

Duncan Mubiru

Wycliff Bukenya

Abdul Sempebwa

Charles Muhangi

Albert Ofong

Peter Kakaire

Geoffrey Nsamba

Wilbert Polepole

Source : The Observer

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