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FIA boss Stoker here for Pearl of Africa rally

By Vision Reporter

Added 26th August 2015 01:50 PM

International Automobile Federation (FIA) Deputy President for sport Graham Stoker is in Uganda.He jetted in on Monday night for the Confederation of African Countries in Motorsport congress on Thursday.

FIA boss Stoker here for Pearl of Africa rally

International Automobile Federation (FIA) Deputy President for sport Graham Stoker is in Uganda.He jetted in on Monday night for the Confederation of African Countries in Motorsport congress on Thursday.

By James Bakama and J. Were

International Automobile Federation (FIA) Deputy President for sport Graham Stoker is in Uganda.


He jetted in on Monday night for the Confederation of African Countries in Motorsport congress on Thursday.

The Briton is also here for Uganda’s biggest motorsport event — the Pearl of Africa Rally due this weekend.

Also jetting in on Monday were eight other delegates. These included FIA event observer Richard Leeke from South Africa.

FIA president Jean Todt arrives on Wednesday. Africa will be represented by 27 countries while 13 delegates will be from FIA.

The Pearl of Africa Rally has attracted top Africa Rally Championship (ARC) title contenders Jase Singh (Zambia), Jaspreet Chathe and Jas
Mangat (Kenya).

These will be cruising against local National Rally Championship table leader Arthur Blick Jr. Other Ugandans in the two day event include reigning NRC champion Ronald Ssebuguzi, former champions Ahmed Ashraf and Susan Muwonge.

Others are John Consta, Duncan Mubiru, Desh Kananura, Wilbert Pole Pole, Rauf Esa, Godfrey Lubega, Wycliff Bukenya and Leila Mayanja.

Scrutineering starts tomorrow from 8am at Panamera Bar and Restaurant in Kololo. The super special stage is scheduled for Friday in Zion Estate in Matugga, Wakiso.

Cars will thereafter drive back to Silver Springs Hotel where they will be flagged-off on Saturday morning for the final day of the rally.

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