By Douglas Mazune
BANNED from participating in the sport for six years, Duncan Mubiru and John Burrows took advantage of the informal handling of the punishment to bounce back in Kalangala last weekend.
Mubiru and Burrows had written to the organisers requesting to take part in the Drivers Day Out Rally in Kalangala.
The organisers in turn wrote to FMU seeking their opinion since the event was on their calendar but the federation did not respond.
The two went on to drive but were not classified at the end of the race.
Mubiru, who is also president of Uganda Motor Rally Drivers Club, argued that he has never been informed about the suspension of his competition license by Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda (FMU).
“I have never been banned. I will drive until I receive a formal communication. Expect me in the Mountain Elgon Rally in Mbale in December. They are just talking about the ban, I will take my car there and drive just to enjoy like I did in Kalangala,” Mubiru told New Vision before breaking into prolonged laughter.
FMU vice president (Rallying) Katende Mukiibi argued that the ban was communicated to the respective clubs.
“They are aware, we communicated to their clubs. We have to be cautious on the matter of their participation in Kalangala. We need to do a lot of consultation and I can’t say much before receiving the observers’ report.”