Former champion Susan ‘Super Lady’ Muwonge has confirmed she will compete in the forthcoming Pearl of Africa Rally, making her first appearance in the national championship (NRC) calendar event this year.
Muwonge, who became the country’s first woman rally champion in 2011, took a break from active rallying because of tight work schedule and family commitments.
But the country’s most popular woman driver told The Observer on Friday, July 18 that she is set for a comeback in the Pearl Rally set for August 15-17.
“I’m preparing for Pearl and I will be driving Subaru Impreza N12B, so beware all my men competitors,” Muwonge said.
The prestigious Pearl Rally, which pits top African drivers against locals, scores points for both the NRC and continental (ARC) championship points.
Although, Muwonge drove the same car (Subaru N12B) on June 1 this year in a sprint event at Busiika double track circuit, the Super Lady says she didn’t give her fans the ‘best of what the car is capable of doing.’
“My fans should more from me and the new machine in Pearl Rally because that was just like warm up at Busiika,” Muwonge stated.
She acquired the Subaru N12 from former African champion Muhammed Essa of Zambia last year. Muwonge has already declared that she will compete for top honours, including the ARC title, next season and driving in this year’s Pearl of Africa rally is part of her comeback schedule.
In last year’s event, the Super Lady finished fifth among the local best performers.
Source : The Observer