Kikankane for Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally

Duncan ‘Kikankane’ Mubiru’s hopes of winning his maiden Africa Rally Championship (ARC) event have not been dampened by recent early exit in the Tanzania as he plots for the next continental competition.

Two weeks ago, Mubiru led compatriots Abdu Ssempebwa and Shafiq Ssemujju to the Tanzania Rally, the fourth of the eight-round ARC event series. Mubiru and Ssemujju dropped out in the early stages while Ssempebwa finished in a respectable seventh position to score his maiden (18) ARC points this season.

However, Mubiru has confirmed that he will be in the hunt for the elusive continental victory in the Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally due July 18-20.

“I’m already training for that rally. I was hit with a mechanical problem (engine failure) in Tanzania but hope for better fortunes in Rwanda,” Mubiru told The Observer in an interview on Saturday.

Although his Subaru Impreza N14 has not yet been fixed, Mubiru disclosed that he will drive the Subaru N12. Consequently, Mubiru has decided to skip next weekend’s national rally championship (NRC) rally in Mukono.

“I don’t want to take any chances in case the car breaks down,” Mubiru, who is third with 185points in the NRC race, said.

After Rwanda, the continental championship series will come to Uganda with the Pearl of Africa Rally set for August 15-17 in Kampala.

Source : The Observer