FMU Pursues Nationwide Motorsport Development, Arua, Gulu to host events

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L-R Raynold Kibira, Leila Blick and FMU President Dipu Ruparelia in the conference photo by Tuntu

In the conference chaired by Federation of Motorsports clubs Uganda (FMU) president Dipu Ruparelia on 16th December at Lugogo, the focus was on how to develop the sport from the grassroots and the unfinished 2020 calendar season.

With the full executive committee board in place, the discussion was centered on the offers from northern Uganda mainly in Arua and Gulu Cities, where land is being offered to construct Motorcross and car tracks.

By now FMU is laying a strategic plan and has appointed a committee to follow up the direction and level of the sport how it takes shape. With a vision and mission statement to implement the luckings in the sport, the federation targets equal distribution of events across the country.

”The appointed marketing committee has already managed to lobby the land in Arua City for the construction of a Racing circuit for both cars and race motorcycles, and we’re waiting only to sign an MOU for the work to start. This shows how desperate we’re not to make the game a one centered place activity”, said Ernest Zziwa the vice secretary.

“Since MOTORSPORT a social economic development factor, we’re looking at a possible deal to have another track in Gulu City yet we have another proposal from Fort-Portal City being pushed, and in 2021 the fraternity will see huge changes with new racing places/hosts and hopefully the federation will achieve that” Zziwa added.

About the resumption of Racing and sporting calendar year 2021, Ernest remarked that all other sporting activities under FMU their season ended and will have new guidelines in 2021, apart from rallying which its calendar will resume with CMC rally in greater Masaka City.
The points which were scored in the two events of Mbarara and jinja before the stoppage of sporting activities due to Corona pandemic, will be carried to 2021 confirming that only five events will run to complete the season.

Zziwa clearly stated that the decision was taken under the law of national competition’s regulation article 24: 6.1 and he argue to all with queries to take note of this.

Table standings after round 2
Busuulwa Fred 130
Omar Mayanja 110
Hassan Alwi 100
Duncan Mubiru 90
Ponsiano Lwakataka 90