Ronald Ssebuguzi yesterday clinched the OiLibya Mt Elgon Rally to end the year in style. Having started the race with a five minute penalty, the 2014 champion, navigated by Cedric Buzabo, won the final rally of 2014 in 1:15:39, ahead of Musa Kabega (1:22:13) and Jonas Kansiime (1:37:00) who came third.
“We got aborted runs but my main focus was to go and win the title,” a visibly excited Ssebuguzi said after being declared winner. “The routes were very slippery due to rains making it a great challenge but I still won the race.”
Consta pulls out
Meanwhile the 2013 Elgon rally champion John Consta pulled out of the race after his car developed a motor mechanical problem mid way the race.
According to Jeff Kabagambe, a Motorsport Africa Club official, who also doubled as clerk of course said Consta’s Subaru Impreza N10 developed mechanical problems twice.
The Elgon Rally crowd favourite could not hide his disappointment as his rivals raced passed him.
“I am not only disappointed but so sorry to my fans who are equally disappointed.
According to Mr Kabagambe last year’s edition drew a bigger crowd compared to this year’s.
Twenty four drivers took part in the event.
OILLIBYA MT ELGON RALLY 2013 RESULTS
1. Ronald SebuguziCedric Buzabo 1:15:39
2. Musa KabegaRogers Sirwomu 1:22:32
3. Jonas Kasiime Joseph Bongole 1:22:50
4.“Black Widow”Ritah Nakigozi 1:29:31
5. Dr. Ashraf Ahmedeter Stone1:30:10
6. Eddie Mukiibi Ronald Kyeyune1:31:25
7. Godfrey KayiziUarban Mulindwa1:34:23
8. Edson MungyerezaAli Katumba 1:37:10
9. Ismaih OtegaDavid Mwesigwa1:38:09
10.Irene BlickA. Mugambwa 1:42:05
SOURCE: Daily Monitor