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Rajiv and Omar win in Kalangala

By Johnson Were

Added 27th October 2019 07:25 PM

Rajiv said the event helped him gain experience of driving in different terrains as he prepares to compete for the National Rally championship next year.

Rajiv and Omar win in Kalangala

Rajiv Ruparellia in action during the Autocross championship in Kalangala on Saturday.PHOTO: Johnson Were

Rajiv said the event helped him gain experience of driving in different terrains as he prepares to compete for the National Rally championship next year.

 
Enduro results
 
Open class category
 
1.Shafik Ssekitoleko 2:04:50
 
2.Wazir Omar 2:05:45
 
3.Cymon Charnley 2:06:20
 
Junior Class
 
Gift Ssebuguzi 35laps
 
Ahmed Ntege 30
 
Amina Zawedde 26
 
Mubarak Ssenoga 13
 
Autocross results - top ten
 
Rajiv Ruparelia/Enock Olinga 7:25
 
Andy Musoke/Richard ssengendo7:35
 
Jonas Kansiime /Ivan Mushabe 7:46
 
Fred Busulwa /Joseph Bongole 7:57
 
Edson Mungereza /Jareed Kalera 8:19
 
Oscar Ntambi / Baker Kalisa 8:23
 
Andrew Wasswa /Daniel Mbabazi 8:33
 
Allan Gayi. Jonathan Kaiso 8:44
 
Paddy Blick (Buggy) 8:50
 
Musatapha Murasa/Immaculate Najjuma 8:58
 
Rajiv Ruparelia beat a strong lineup of opposition drivers made up of Jonas Kansiime, Fred Busulwa, and Andy Musoke to win the fourth round of the National Autocross championship in Kalangala on Saturday.
 

 Rajiv Ruparelia chats with Arthur Blick Jr. and Peter Asimwe (C) during the Autocross Championship in Kalangala. PHOTO: Johnson Were

Navigated by Enock Olinga in a Volkswagen Polo, Rajiv posted a total time loss of 7.25 minutes and 10seconds ahead of Musoke in Mitsubishi Evolution Lancer V who finished second with a total time loss of 7.35 minutes.
 
Rajiv said the event helped him gain experience of driving in different terrains as he prepares to compete for the National Rally championship next year.
 
"It has been a good event. We have won the autocross trophy but most importantly, we are getting experience," Rajiv said while seated next to his father Sudhir Ruparelia who traveled to Kalangala to support his son.
 
To emerge champion, Rajiv finished second in second autocross round. However, he won the previous two events in Kayunga and Kapeeka.
 
Autocross championship is for newcomers in the national rally and a competitor must finish at least three events to be promoted to club man championship.
 
Omar wins Enduro
 
Meanwhile, youngster Wazir Omar finished second in the fourth round of the Enduro in Kalangala on Saturday to emerge the 2019 Overall National Enduro champion.
 
The 14-year-old, put up a spirited fight on a rainy day to beat challenger Cymon Charnley.

 Wazir Omar negotiates through the bush during the Enduro Championship. PHOTO: Johnson Were

The win handed Omar his second title of the season with the first one being the MX125cc class Mountain Dew National Motocross Championship trophy he won with a race in hand.
 
"I'm very happy to win this Enduro championship. It is not easy to race with the experienced riders in that bush and tough routes, but I have made it and I'm very excited," Omar said after the event.
 
Wazir took advantage of the absence of his brothers Ali Omar Yasser and Waleed Omar to beat Charnley and emerge the winner.
 
Yasser and Waleed were also targeting the same trophy, but could not compete because they are writing their S.4 exams at Aga Khan School.
 
 
 

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