Construction company SBC Uganda returned on board to support the 2021 UMOSPOC Kabalega Rally and promised to do so next year.
Rajiv Ruparelia put up a spirited fight to win the highly competitive UMOSPOC Kabalega Rally in Hoima on Saturday.
The sixth round of the national rally championship kept the fans on their toes and pressure high as no one could predict what would happen at end of the rally.
Rajiv showed maturity leading the rally right from the first stage in the morning and containing the pressure to the final stage.
He posted a total time loss of an hour 44 minutes and 56 seconds, a minute seconds ahead of second Ducan Mubiru who stayed on top of the Nationa Rally championship log with 350points.
The event lived to its billings as competitors challenged each other in their respective categories throughout the event. Awin for Rajiv put Duncan Mubiru,s NRC victory celebrations on hold as he has now to finish the MOSAC rally in the top five to be declared National rally champion.
He finished second with Ronald sebuguzi, Omar Mayanja, and Hasan Alwi finishing third, fourth and fifth respectively.
Meanwhile, unlike in other events where results take hours to be released, UMOSPOC continued to set standards as the results were out immediately after the last car finished.”We are committed to setting standards and we have done it again by finishing the event incident-free,” clerk of the course Katende Mukiibi said.” I want to laud the time marshals who volunteered to give their services free of charge and did a great job,” he added.
However, Duncan Mubiru vowed to win this year’s NRC by finishing in the top positions.”Today am not happy, some people are favored, but we are going to do our best with God’s grace to seal off the championship in Jinja.
The event was supported by UNOC, SBC Uganda, Rosefoam, Mika Resort, Kabalega Resort, Nadia Recruitments, TIO Tour and Travels, Kontik Hotel, International University of East Africa. Only twelve cars out of the 34 finished the rally.