By Robert Nkolo
The IUEA jinja rally podium has been occupied by all new different figures from that of Mbarara rally.
Hassan Alwi navigated by Joseph Kamya won the event driving a Subaru N14 and scored 100 points to open up their account for 2020 Uganda National Rally championship NRC. we feel good that we’ve won the event. Our target this year is to enjoy ourselves we’re driving to enjoy, thanks to our fans and sponsors. Hassan Alwi to hapasport.
Ponsiano Lwakataka who narrowly missed a Rally win in Mbarara rally after dropping out from the rally due to broken suspension navigated by Paul Musaazi sensational came 2nd driving the Subaru N12B.
Arthur Blick co-driven by George Ssemakula completed the podium in 3rd. after enduring so many setbacks, “We had issues in the morning with the car and we also caught up with Bwamikis in the stage limiting our pace, it has not been an easy event but we have managed to finish 3rd. Soon we have plans to import another car as we aim for more championships. Thanks to all our sponsors and fans and the organizers, it has been a well-organized event, Blick told hapasport. You can watch part of our interview with Blick Here.
Mubiru Duncan Small Crash big problem for unlucky Duncan the winner of Mbarara rally, could not come out of stage four after bumping into Godfrey Lubega’s Subaru N12B which had gone off track and got stack hence both dropping out prematurely. Duncan after the crash
Rajiv Ruparelia driving a VW Polo proto has finished his first noteworthy NRC event in a distant 10th position after loosing huge time in stage 5. HapaSport couldn’t reach Rajiv for comment by press time.
Dr. Nsereko navigated by Raymond Munyigwa took the day by winning the 2wd category in the Toyota Runx. “We feel good that team Fong has won the 2wd class, we’re really appreciative to all our sponsors and fans plus the event organizers. We’re not giving up, next is Masaka and we’re good to go, said Dr. Nsereko.
The championship table has now got a new leader, non-other than Fred Busuulwa who has finished 5th in Jinja driving a Subaru N10 yet finished 2nd in Mbarara. “Am happy I have finished today’s event and am really happy to be the championship table leader, I’ve always been consistent. I am calling upon more sponsors to join motorsport to give support to all drivers, I really need sponsors because we all know how expensive motorsport is. I will keep calm and fight for the championship this year, Busuulwa to Hapasport.
The third round of NRC will head to the Greater Masaka region in April.
Top 5 NRC Standings after Jinja Rally
- Fred Busulwa 130 points
- Omar Mayanja 110 points
- Hassan Alwi 100 points
- Duncan Mubiru 90points
- Ponsiono Lwakataka 80points