The FIA-Africa Congress held in Abuja Nigeria on August 26, released the 2018 Africa rally Championship (ARC) calendar with a number of changes in the regulations to govern the annual continental event.
According to new regulations Championship points will be awarded for the actual position of the competitor in the rally.
Previously an ARC competing driver could finish sixth overall but because he is the only ARC registered competitor in an event goes on to get 25 points for first positon instead of 12points for sixth position.
The congress also scrapped the drivers’ registration for ARC championship. All cars eligible to score points in the ARC regulations will score as per table.
Meanwhile Uganda‘s Christakis Fitidis and Rauf Adam have registered for the Rwanda Mountain Gorilla rally due Friday to Sunday in Rwanda.
The duo finished third and fourth respectively in previous ARC event in Tanzania and Fitidis is currently fourth on the standings with 36points, two behind third placed Kleevan Gomes of Zambia currently in third position.
“My fight is to replace Kleevan Gomes on the podium and if all goes well that is the fight we have to win,” Fitidis told New Vision.
Kenya’s Manvir Baryan leads the championship with 65points while Zambia’s Leroy Gomes is second with 53points.