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Ssebuguzi’s perfect record on line at Busiika

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Ssebuguzi goes airborne during a recent sprint. His flawless record

Ssebuguzi goes airborne during a recent sprint. His flawless record this year faces a stern test in Busiika. PHOTO BY JB SSENKUBUGE 

By  FREDRICK MUSISI KIYINGI

Posted  Sunday, June 1   2014 at  01:00

In Summary

Ssebuguzi has singled out Mangat, Fitidis, Muwonge, Mubiru and Bukenya as some of the fastest drivers in the fray today.

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KAMPALA- Ronald Ssebuguzi has dominated the sprints this year winning three in as many events.

Today he puts his perfect record on line at the Uganda Motorsports Arena - Busiika when the Race for Champions Sprint takes centre stage. Since the launch of the event two weeks ago, drivers have done the talking with some vowing to put an end to Ssebuguzi’s dominance.

Ssebuguzi, also a two-time national champion (2006 & 2009) and current National Rally Championship leader, has played down his stranglehold of the sprints.
“I don’t believe I am the fastest,” the burly Evo 9 driver told Sunday Monitor.

“I try to make fewer mistakes than my opponents. May be that is why I end up winning the sprints.” Ssebuguzi has singled out Jas Mangat, Christakis Fitidis, Susan ‘Super Lady’ Muwonge, Duncan ‘Kikankane’ Mubiru and Wycliff Bukenya as some of the fastest drivers around who can beat him at Busiika.

He has, however, warned his opponents that he will be in ruthless mood.
“This season we have faced three times, and on each occasion I win. There is no reason why I can’t beat them again,” he said.

Kikankane (Subaru N14) is using the Busiika event as part of his preparation for Tanzania Rally that is slated to happen in two weeks time. Susan ‘Super Lady’ Muwonge, who has been away from the sport for 10 months, was also bullish about her chances.

“I am back and ready to take on the men. I respect them but when the competition begins, the focus will be on winning,” said the 2011 national champion, who drives Subaru N12B.

The event has attracted over 30 drivers will do two runs with a total distance of 8.54km. Action starts at 10 am with MX riders putting on a show before the cars roll off.

Sema Properties, Coca Cola, Utl, Ambulance Africa, KR Ssebuguzi Motor Garage, Fire and Safety Appliance and Fresh Dairy are the sponsors of the event.

DRIVERS REGISTERED FOR BUSIIKA TODAY
Susan Muwonge (Subaru N12B), Jas Mangat (Subaru N12B), Ronald Ssebuguzi( Evo9), Jonas Kamsiime (Subaru N10), Shafiq Ssemujju (Subaru N11), Ismail Oetega (Toyota RX) , Fred Wampamba (Subaru N10), Wilbert Pole Pole (Subaru) , Peter Kakaire, (Subaru N10), Jaffer Kamya (Subaru), Christkas Fitidis (Evo6), Black Widow (Subaru N10), Umar Dauda (Subaru), Eddie Mukiibi (Toyota Vitz), Isaac Ssozi, Abdul Kateete (Subaru), Hajji Abdul Ssempebwa (Subaru N11) and Ernest Wasswa ( Mirage), Vicky Singh (Subaru), Fred Senkumba, Umar Mukiibi Geoffrey Nsamba (Evo6), Wycliff Bukenya (Evo9) and Mubiru (Subaru N14).

fmusisi@ug.nationmedia.com