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Masaka rally: Ashraf eyeing podium finish

By Johnson Were

Added 27th April 2018 08:45 PM

Ashraf who finished in fifth position in the national rally championship standings with 80 points, is eying maximum points.

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Rauf Adam powers his Mitsubishi Evo 10 during the Mbarara rally. PHOTO: Johnson Were

Ashraf who finished in fifth position in the national rally championship standings with 80 points, is eying maximum points.

The 2008 National rally champion Dr. Ashraf Ahmed is plotting to upset the big boys in the SMC Masaka rally on Saturday and Sunday.

Ashraf who finished in fifth position in the national rally championship standings with 80 points, is eying maximum points from Masaka rally, which is the third round on the NRC calender.

“My new navigator is good and fast enough which gives me hope that we can better the fifth position we got in Jinja rally early this year,” Ahmed said.

However, 26-year-old Adam Rauf navigated by George Ssemakula in Mitsubishi Evo 10 is also plotting the same as he targets a win in Masaka.

“I am confident that these big boys (Mangat, Ssebuguzi, Kikankane) can be beaten and that is what am targeting in Masaka,” Rauf said.

Top five NRC standings:

1. Jas Mangat 200pts

2. Fitidis Christakis 110

3. Kephar Walubi 105

4. Unisan Bakunda 104

5. Dr.Ashraf Ahmed 80

Top three 2WD category

1. Edwin Kalule 32pts

2. Timothy Gawaya 22

3. Musa Mulimira 20

Top three Navigators:

1. Joseph Kamya 200pts

2. Anthony Mugambwa 105

3. Omar Katende 104

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