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Ssebuguzi cruises to victory in stars race

By Vision Reporter

Added 25th January 2010 03:00 AM

NATIONAL champion Ronald Ssebuguzi switched from a Mitsubishi to a Subaru and the handling remained perfect as he cruised to victory in the All Stars Sprint at the new Shell Garuga double track circuit on Sunday. He sold his Mitsubishi Evo4 last month.

NATIONAL champion Ronald Ssebuguzi switched from a Mitsubishi to a Subaru and the handling remained perfect as he cruised to victory in the All Stars Sprint at the new Shell Garuga double track circuit on Sunday. He sold his Mitsubishi Evo4 last month.

By Douglas Mazune
and Johnson Were

All Stars Sprint top 10

R. Ssebuguzi 3:5.25
N. Mutebi 3:16.07
L. Mayanja 3:20.06
A. Tibashobooka 3:25.31
E. Mungereza 3:25.37
S. Muyanja 3:31.38
I. Otega 3:31.54
I. Wasswa 3:32.66
I. Numba 3:35.15
R. Oluga 3:36.15

NATIONAL champion Ronald Ssebuguzi switched from a Mitsubishi to a Subaru and the handling remained perfect as he cruised to victory in the All Stars Sprint at the new Shell Garuga double track circuit on Sunday. He sold his Mitsubishi Evo4 last month.

Ssebuguzi navigated by Cedric Buzabo clocked three minutes five seconds on the spectacular 1.7km tight track, beating Mogas Rally Team’s Nasser Mutebi (Subaru N4) by 11 seconds in the main race of the day.

Mutebi and Ssebuguzi’s head-to-head race thrilled a capacity crowd that braved heavy dust.

“The track was well designed and I enjoyed the competition. I am glad I gauged myself ahead of the new season. If I get a good sponsorship deal I should be able to ride high,” Mutebi remarked.

Leila Mayanja in a Mitsubishi Evo2 claimed third position, 20 seconds off the pace and five ahead of fourth placed Arthur Tibashobooka. The race had 26 drivers.

Veteran Frank Nekusa who had promised to come out of retirement to tame the young generation did not show up for the event organised by Uganda Motocross Club.

Meanwhile, the rivalry between Alisteir Blick and Ali Omar in the 50cc motor bike class did not blossom as expected.

Alisteir, the national and East Africa champion, started on a flying note beating rival Omar in the first run, but was disappointed in the second as his machine developed problems.

“It was a disappointing season opener,” Alisteir’s dad Arthur Blick said.

Ssebuguzi cruises to victory in stars race

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