Sport
Ashraf plots to reclaim title
Publish Date: Feb 27, 2014
Ashraf plots to reclaim title
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Johnson Were

Mbarara Rally

Friday—Sunday

Dr. Ashraf Ahmed is determined to reclaim the National Rally Championship he won in 2008.

That ambition begins with trying to win the Mbarara Rally that starts in Masaka on Friday with a super special stage and ends on Sunday in Kiruhura district.

Ashraf expects to utilise the experience he gathered over the years to manouver his way to glory in the three-day season opening championship.

“People are not thinking of us winning this championship because of the powerful cars other crews are lining up. But it’s not all about the car. Skills and experience matter,” Ahraf’s co-driver Peter Stone told New Vison.

In 2008, Ashraf won the NRC without winning any event. He relied on accumulative points over the course of the season.

Nasser Mutebi also won the championship without winning a single event in 2010.

The OiLibya-sponsored crew is the most experienced heading into othe rally and will face off with Ronald Ssebuguzi, Shafiq Ssemujju and crowd favourite Duncan Mubiru aka Kikankane.

Notable crews that have not registered for the event include Ponsiano Lwakataka, former NRC champion Suzan Muwonge and defending champion Jas Mangat.

Meanwhile, the assistant clerk of course Nathan Kibiike has cautioned drivers to be careful since the sections are slippery and have sharp corners.

“The roads are too smooth and some slippery with sharp corners, so the competitors must be careful,” Kibiike stated.

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Scrabble championships: Winners to get bigger prizes
SAJEKI International Scrabble Championship sponsors have vowed to increase the prize stake for the coming edition on condition that a local participant wins the championship next weekend September 12-13....
Rugby: UCU host Pirates in Uganda Cup
The rugby Uganda Cup tournament kicks-off on Saturday September 19 with eight games on card....
Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures
Africa Cup of Nations matchday 2 qualifying fixtures this weekend....
Do not understimate Comoros, Micho tells players
Uganda Cranes coach Milutin ''Micho'' Sredojevic fears complacency may cost his team in the AFCON 2017 qualifier against Comoros this Saturday....
All Africa Games: NCS chops 30 due to finances
High expectations turned to dismay as the national women’s basketball team were cut from Team Uganda’s All Africa Games contingent....
FUFA to improve referees pay
After a shakeup in the FUFA Referees standing committee (FRSC) last week, the federation president, Moses Magogo has promised better conditions for the officials in the next two years of his term in office....
Are poor parliamentary debates a result of removal of school debates?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter