Saturday August 19 2017

Day one: Duncan Mubiru tops Kabalega rally

Yusuf Bukenya Evo IX caught fire but the crew

Yusuf Bukenya Evo IX caught fire but the crew are safe thanks to fire marshals. Photo by Frederick Musisi Kiyingi. 

By Frederick Musisi Kiyingi


Duncan Kikankane Mubiru and George Ssemakula in Subaru N14 took the hounors after day one of Umospoc Kabalega Rally here. The Kikankane Rally Team crew recorded a time of five minutes, fifty nine seconds over two runs totalling 4.82km. Ronald Ssebuguzi and Leon Ssenyange in EvoX came second in a time of 06:23 secs, veteran driver Christakis Fitidis and Eric Nzamwita in Evo X were third clocking 6:33secs.

Alwi Hassan and Joseph Kamya in Subaru N14 came fourth ahead of Unisan Bakunda, Musa Kabega in that order. Thirty three cars started the event which ends tomorrow. Drivers will have to negotiate 172.78Km spread over 10 competitive sections tomorrow (Sunday).

Earlier, there was a scare when Evo9 of Yusuf Bukenya and Dan Mbabazi caught fire but thanks to the quick reaction of fire marshals who saved the situation. The crew eventually return during the second run.

Provisional results after day one.

Duncan mubiru 05:59,Ronald ssebuguzi 06:23, christakis Fitidis 06:33, Hassan Alwi 06:40,Unisan Bakunda 06:45, Musa Kabega 06:45, Dr Ashraf Ahmed 06:54, Ambrose Byona 06:55,John Burrows 06:58 and Omar Mayanja 06:59