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Subaru drivers fear their cars could choke on rains

By Vision Reporter

Added 3rd May 2011 03:00 AM

NATIONAL champion Nasser Mutebi and a host of Subaru Impreza drivers that went route reccing for this weekend’s Southern Motor Club (SMC) Rally have every reason to worry about heavy rains pounding Masaka and Rakai districts.

NATIONAL champion Nasser Mutebi and a host of Subaru Impreza drivers that went route reccing for this weekend’s Southern Motor Club (SMC) Rally have every reason to worry about heavy rains pounding Masaka and Rakai districts.

By DOUGLAS MAZUNE

NRC standings

S. Muwonge 160 points
R. Ssebuguzi 100
W. Bukenya 75
N. Mutebi 75
E. Munghereza 60

NATIONAL champion Nasser Mutebi and a host of Subaru Impreza drivers that went route reccing for this weekend’s Southern Motor Club (SMC) Rally have every reason to worry about heavy rains pounding Masaka and Rakai districts.

Mutebi (Subaru N10) decried the numerous water splashes in 250-km route, arguing that they are a handicap to Subaru cars.

“The route is actually not rough but Subaru cars easily suck in water which worries me more than anything else. It has been raining there and I don’t think it’s about to stop. We have got to be very cautious on the wet surface,” Mutebi warned.

The national champion who is joint third on 75 points, 85 behind championship leader Susan ‘Super Lady’ Muwonge still vowed to give the race his best shot.

“If I don’t perform well this weekend I will quit the national title race and turn to the KCB East African Challenge that starts in Kenya next month,” Mutebi stated. The African championship rounds in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania count towards the East African Challenge.

Muwonge (Subaru N10), Andrew ‘Desh’ Kananura (Subaru N14), Edson Munghereza (Subaru N4), Godfrey Kiyaga (Subaru N10), Ahmed Ashraf (Subaru N6) and Ponsiano Lwakataka (Subaru N8) are the other prominent drivers who should worry about their cars if the route remains wet.

The race that is the third round of the National Rally Championship has so far attracted 30 drivers.

The race will start with a super special stage at Misaali Hill in Masaka on Saturday and cars will then head to Nabisera Hotel in Kaliisizo for a night stop.

On Sunday competitors will cover nine competitive sections in Masaka and Rakai districts.

Subaru drivers fear their cars could choke on rains

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