THE prestigious TOTAL Pearl of Africa Uganda rally may be nine months away but Motor Sport Africa Club (MOSAC) has already embarked on preliminary arrangements of the rally.
MOSACâ€™s newly elected president Kenneth Kitariko said yesterday that clerk of course Moses Matovu had already started working on the technical aspects of the rally and the road-book would be ready early next year.
â€œWe have to send the road-book to FIA six months before the rally.
Moses (Matovu) is on the ground working, we will certainly have things in place early enough like our predecessor have been doing,â€ said Kitariko who is also the event manager.
FIA, the world motor sport governing body commended the 2003 edition of the rally for the improvement on safety and urged organisers to improve further. The event is Ugandaâ€™s round of the Africa Rally Championship series.
Kitariko said MOSAC would also encourage former national champions Emma Katto and Charles Muhangi to compete in the countryâ€™s premier rally that usually attracts over a dozen foreign competitors. Katto and Muhangi skipped this yearâ€™s rally.
TOTAL and Celtel sponsored Charlie Lubega is defending champion of the rally.
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