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Omar Mayanja wins Mbarara Rally

By Johnson Were

Added 30th January 2017 09:34 AM

Mayanja won his first race in two years

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Omar Mayanja (standing middle) and his team after winning the Mbarara Rally. Photo by Johnson Were

Mayanja won his first race in two years

Mbarara Rally

Omar Mayanja 1:51:26

Ronald Ssebuguzi 1:53:29

Duncan Mubiru 1:56:10

Christakis Fitidis 1:59:08

Ambrose Byona 2:1:05 

The crew of Omar Mayanja and Hussein Mukuye in a Mitsubishi Evo10 won the Mbarara Rally upsetting all the pre-event favourites.

Mayanja finished two minutes ahead of favourite Ronald Ssebuguzi in second and third placed Duncan Mubiru.

Christakis Fitidis also in a Mitsubishi Evo10, finished fourth while Ambrose Byona in a Mitsubishi Evo9 came fifth in a tightly contested event that saw defending National Rally Champion, Jas Mangat, and 2015 champion, Arthur Blick Jr, drop out in the last section.

"We took it easy and I'm very grateful that we have won an event after two years" Omar stated referring to the 2014 Independence Rally and Pearl of Africa Rally.

ayanja in action during the race hoto by ohnson ereMayanja in action during the race. Photo by Johnson Were

 

 

"We are going to go back and correct our mistakes, fix our car and then wait to collect maximum points because we are targeting this year's championship" Omar added.

Duncan Mubiru attributed his poor performance to the change of weather.

"We did the reccing in dry conditions but rain changed all the plans but it is not yet over" Mubiru said.

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