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48 crews set for IUEA-EMC Jinja rally

By Johnson Were

Added 3rd March 2020 01:55 PM

Some of the top drivers such as Andy Musoke, Rajiv Ruparelia, Samuel Watendwa, Peter Assimwe, Dr. Godfrey Nsereko, Fred Ssenkumba, and Dr. Ashraf Ahmed and Hassan Alwi have confirmed participation.

48 crews set for IUEA-EMC Jinja rally

The biggest guns have already registered for the rally. File Photo

Some of the top drivers such as Andy Musoke, Rajiv Ruparelia, Samuel Watendwa, Peter Assimwe, Dr. Godfrey Nsereko, Fred Ssenkumba, and Dr. Ashraf Ahmed and Hassan Alwi have confirmed participation.

IUEA Jinja Rally

Day1 Saturday in Jinja 

Stage1:23.22kms

Stage2: 18.35kms

Service: 30mins

Super Special Stage in Kakindu stadium: 5kms

Day 2 Sunday

Stage 4: 23.22kms

Stage5: 18.35kms

Service (Bugembe) 30mins

 Stage 6: Muttico: 30.40kms

Stage 7: 12.74kms

Service (Bugembe) 30mins

Stage 8:KG3 23.22kms

Rally Totals 306.63kms

Liaison 152kms

Competitive 154kms

A record 48 crews have confirmed participation in the International University of East Africa (IUEA)-EMC Jinja rally on Saturday and Sunday in the districts of Mayuge and Jinja.

Some of the top drivers such as Andy Musoke, Rajiv Ruparelia, Samuel Watendwa, Peter Assimwe, Dr. Godfrey Nsereko, Fred Ssenkumba, and Dr. Ashraf Ahmed and Hassan Alwi have confirmed participation.

Three-time National Rally Champion Ronald Ssebuguzi, former champion Posiano Lwakataka, Arthur Blick Jr, Fred Busulwa, Fred Wapamba, Godfrey Lubega, Kepher Walubi, and Omar Mayanja are the other participants.

Aaron Nsamba, Musoke's navigator when contacted vowed to give other competitors a run for their money.

 Andy Musoke in action during the MOSAC rally last year. PHOTOS: Johnson Were

"The roads are smooth and fast which calls for speed but we are ready for the challenge ahead of us because we target a top ten finish," Nsamba said.

The rally returns to Jinja after a year and residents are excited to get back the event.

The rally which is the second on the National Rally Championship (NRC) starts with two stages in the morning on Saturday before heading for the super special stage at Kakindu Stadium for the final stage of the day in the afternoon.

And the following day, crews will battle it out in the remaining five stages of the rally that total a distance of 306kms of which 154kms are competitive and the rest liaison/transport.

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