Rajiv Ruparelia has won the Kabalega Rally held today, Saturday, October 23, 2021, in Hoima District.
The motorsport event was the fifth round of the National Rally Championship (NRC).
Cruising in a VW Polo, Rajiv with his navigator, Enoc Oling, scooped first place after crossing the finish line in one hour, 45 minutes and 41seconds to claim the one-day rally.
He was followed by Duncan “Kikankane” Mubiru/Musa Nsubuga who had hope of winning this rally to claim his maiden NRC title. He crossed the finish line in one hour, 45 minutes, 46seconds.
Mubiru still leads the NRC title race with 350 points followed by Hassan Alwi on 280 points.
This motor rally competition resumed this month after a long spell of persistent effects of the covid-19 pandemic.
The rally that took place in Hoima district was run on one day with three stages repeated to cover a total competitive distance of 158.24km in Hoima and Kikuube districts.
Flagging of the rally at Mika Resort Hotel in Hoima City, the Omuhikirwa (Prime Minister) of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom, Mr Andrew Kirungi Byakutaaga Ateenyi, said he has “received several requests from different parts of Bunyoro to have the rally rolled there.”