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Wavamunno WRC steward

By Vision Reporter

Added 22nd April 2002 03:00 AM

SHELL Uganda will not sponsor the 2002 edition of the Shell Hellix Rally due in June.

By Douglas Mazune SHELL Uganda will not sponsor the 2002 edition of the Shell Hellix Rally due in June. The New Vision has learnt that Shell, which has been doing without a driver in the National Rally Championship since their flag-bearer Chipper Adams crashed his new Mitsubishi Evo5 last July, resolved to withdraw sponsorship from the rally as well. “They cannot sponsor a rally when they have no driver. It has already been decided, Shell will soon inform the organisers of the rally,” a highly placed source said yesterday. United Motor Sport Club (UMOSPOC) president David Bitalo was not aware of Shell’s move. “We have already started preliminary arrangements for the rally. Shell have called us for the meeting at 4.00pm, but if that is the case then we definitely won’t organise the rally without a sponsor,” a shocked Bitalo said. Later, those who attended the meeting said that UMOSPOC tried to convince Shell and gave them other options, but Shell promised to reconsider the issue today “They said they will try to reconsider it tomorrow (today) but things are unlikely to change,” said the source Meanwhile, Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda (FMU) boss Jack Wavamunno has been named FIA steward for the Total Rallye South Africa due May 2-4. “I would like to extend an invitation to you to officiate as FIA steward,” the event clerk of course, Diether Kok, said in a letter to Wavamunno. Wavamunno, who has served as a steward in Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya before, leaves for South Africa on May 1. “I will do the job,” Wavamunno said. The event is the second round of the FIA Africa Rally Championship. ends

Wavamunno WRC steward

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