Team Moil’s Yasin Nasser and Ali Katumba will lead a four-man Ugandan team to Tanzania for the African championship battle, which will take place this month (July) from the 23rd to the 25th of 2021.
After failing to score a point at Equator rally Kenya in April, Yasin is returning stronger, eager to collect points in an effort to win the East African regional title.
“Our mission is to win the East African title, which we planned for at the beginning of the season. So we’re in Tanzania for a good reason, and we’re ready to go,” Kutumba said on the radio.
After launching their African rally championship quest in Equator rally Kenya, where the crew scored 21 points, Jas Mangat and Joseph Kamya will return to fight for maximum points.
Mangat is eager to add to his tally in order to compete for the title he narrowly missed out on in 2013, when he lost in the final round of Madagascar to Zambia’s Jassy Singh.
Tanzania being a good hunting ground for the Kikankane rally team, and Azania the sponsor hailing from Tanzania, is one of many reasons, and the crew is more at home fighting for the points to chase the championship they registered for- as co-driver Musa Nsubuga returns in the cockpit. After being imprisoned upcountry, Nsubuga was unable to participate in the safari rally.
Hassan Alwi will make his debut in Tanzania alongside his Kenyan counterpart James Mwangi, driving a Subaru N14.
The four crews will leave Kampala for the event on the 19th of July.
The event, which has attracted the cream of Africa’s talent, will be held at Ubena Estates in Dar-es-Salaam, and Hapasport will cover the entire event with live stages.