The two-day 16th Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally has gotten underway today with two competitive sections (CS) at Star City, Matugga.
Forty-one cars have been be flagged off this morning at Silver Springs Hotel and headed to Matugga for the two competitive sections.
Ronald Ssebuguzi, the current NRC leader, will open the route for the 16th edition. Ssebuguzi’s biggest worry is the recent rainy weather. “I hope it doesn’t rain again in the next 24 hours,” he said.
Police commissioner in charge of traffic and road safety Stephen Kasiima says drivers as well as fans must observe traffic rules during the even.
Umar Daudi and navigator Hamza Katende lost control of their car and knocked dead two children during the Southern Motor Club National Rally Championship last month.
Vintage viewing points at Star City, Matugga and Sanga (six sections) have been earmarked and you – the fan – more than anyone else hold the first card to safety.
The rally is expected to draw mammoth crowds in routes seeing how it is the biggest and most popular on the local calendar is the sixth round on the ARC calendar.
Uganda’s Jas Mangat who is the Pearl Rally defending champion.
Total distance- 522 Kms
Competitive sections – 241 Kms
Longest CS– 37.65 Kms
Shortest CS– 14.84 Kms
Possible start list
Ronald Sebuguzi (Evo IX )
Gary Chaynes (Evo X)
Jas Mangat (Evo X)
Mohammed Essa (Subaru N16)
Duncan Mubiru (Subaru N14)
Jaspreet Chatthe ( Evo X)
Giancarlo Davite (Evo X)
John Consta (Subaru N10)
Manvir Baryan (Subaru N16)
Arthur Blick Jr (Subaru N12)
CS1- Star City 1 – Gombe 14.84km
CS2 – Star City 2 – Gombe 14.84km
CS3 – Sanga 2 – Masulita2 26.56km
CS4 – Masulita 1 – Semuto 27.08km
CS5 – Zion – Semuto1 37.65km
CS6 – Semuto 1 – Semuto 29.75km
CS7 -Sanga 2 – Masulita 2 26.56km
CS8 – Masulita 2 – Semuto 27.08km
CS9 – Zion 2 – Semuto 2 37.65km
CS10 – Semuto 2 – Semuto 29.7km