Kikankane upbeat ahead of Pearl Rally

Thursday July 12 2018

Kikankane driving in last year’s Pearl of

Kikankane driving in last year’s Pearl of Africa rally sprint. PHOTO BY JB Ssenkubuge 

By John Batanudde

ARUA. Duncan ‘Kikankane’ Mubiru has promised to end his winless run by powering his Subaru GVB to victory in the forthcoming Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Rally.
The event the fifth round for both Africa Rally Championship (ARC) and National Rally Championship (NRC) is set for next weekend.
Kikankane said when he started driving his dream was to win the Pearl Rally. Last season were we going on well until Subaru N14 lost power and we retired. But this time he will drive the more powerful GVB which he bought from the reigning Africa champions Manvir Baryan early this year.
“Every driver’s dream in Uganda is to win the Pearl.
We need the 140 points so to kick start our season,” Kikankane said. The Wandegeya- based driver has managed to finish the Pearl three times in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
 “We tested the car last week, but we are still working on it but it will be ready in time for the event.”
The GVB will be making its second outing in Uganda after debut during Mbarara Rally in February. Kikankane called on army of fans to give him support. However, he still believes Manvir in his Skoda is favourite for the event. Vivo Energy are the main sponsor of the event to the tune of Sh110m.

Day one- Busiika

CS1 A&B 4.36km    
Day two competitive sections
CS2     Kitwe                       19.95km
CS3    Shekhar Mehta      26.46km
CS4     Lwasa                      25.97km
CS5     A.D.E.L                      31.3km
Total Distance                    482.86km
Competitive sections      210.98km
Transport                             217.88km

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