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By Vision Reporter

Added 25th February 2002 03:00 AM

CHARLIE Lubega won a well calculated race yesterday that left no room for a late-charging Charles Muhangi.

CHARLIE Lubega won a well calculated race yesterday that left no room for a late-charging Charles Muhangi.

By Douglas Mazune in Mbarara CHARLIE Lubega won a well calculated race yesterday that left no room for a late-charging Charles Muhangi. Defending champion Lubega made the most of the five minute advantage he gained with his Mitsubishi Evo 4 on Saturday to win the Kobil 2002 Mbarara rally by two minutes. Muhangi in his new acquired Subaru Impreza WRC, took all three sections of the final leg yesterday but could not close the gap. The other contender Emma Katto, was forced out with mechanical problems on the first section on the final day. Muhangi had started day two of the rally with a four minute penalty after his car failed to start. Lubega admitted Muhangi was driving fast. “Muhangi put up a commendable performance and I don’t think I would have contained him if there was a big fight,” Lubega, who is also Uganda’s sportsman-of-the-year said. “I set good times in yesterday’s section because I knew today they would massacre me in these sections, because their cars are better,” Lubega said. Lubega however said Moses Lumala’s crash on the second leg had taken the pleasure out of his victory. The other Caltex-team driver Giovanni Storchi came third. Finishers: Charlie Lubega 2.27:16 Charles Muhangi 2.29:37 Giovanni Storchi 2.36:42 Kuku Ranjit 2.39:55 William Blick 3.52:38 Issa Numba 4.03:35 Jamil Ssenyonjo 4.35:17 Ismail Mutessasira 5.48:40

Charlie pips hot muhangi

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