Ahead of last weekend’s FMU Jinja Rally, the Happy Rally Team of Richard ‘Happy’ Katehangwa and Steven Bunya received a sponsorship boost from Bunga Bet, a local sports betting firm.
Katehangwa (pic right), who is driving in his first season in the National Rally Championship category, has so far beaten odds to finish the first two races of this year’s calendar.
He finished 13th in the season-opening Lato Milk Mbarara Rally in January, before posting a 16th place finish in Jinja.
It is on the background of such performances that Bunga Bet has come in to sponsor Katehangwa.
“For sure, a driver of his potential needs to be supported. He is very ambitious and we believe that in future, he will be one of the best drivers. So, we shall keep supporting him,” remarked Prosper Tuhaise, the CEO of Bunga Bet.
Katehangwa’s journey in the sport started in the 1990s as fan.
“Charles Muhangi was my best driver. The more I supported him, the more I fell in love with motorsport, and I am not about to look back,” he vowed. Like Tuhaise, Katehangwa sees this partnership as a big shot in the arm for future glorious days.