Moment of truth for Nasser, Blick in Kapeeka showdown

Sunday December 1 2019



Chasing. William Blick

Chasing. William Blick  

By Fredrick Musisi Kiyingi

A battle between National Championship leaders; Yasin Nasser and William Blick Jr is on the anvil as the Mosac Rally enters Day Two in Kapeeka, Luweero today.

Championship leader Nasser and second-placed Blick Jr, both supported by oil companies, Moil and Shell Helix, respectively, are comfortably head and shoulder above everyone else and are poised to end the season on a high note.

Nasser, the log leader, drives a superior Subaru GVB and is separated from Blick, who races the war hardened Mitsubishi Evo X, by 30 points. For Blick Jr, the equation is simple, finish ahead of Nasser by at least a margin of 40 points because a tie hands him the title - having won the most events this season.

Nasser along with his regular navigator Ali Katumba have been consistent this season, scoring in every race. After recce on Thursday, Nasser told Sunday Monitor that they are well prepared. “We are satisfied with the route, the car is in good condition. I believe it’s time to prove and show what the car can do,” Nasser going for his maiden title narrated.

Blick Jr who drives with veteran George Ssemakula are not new in these situations. Blick Jr was champion in 2015 while Ssemakula has won two titles with Ponsiano Lwakataka in 2005 and 2007. The momentum is with the Shell Helix team crew having won the last two events but Blick Jr is taking no chances.
“We feel we have gone through this technical route well which a mix of smooth, rough and Rocky stones and noted every detail,” Blick Jr said.

Ssemakula thinks the first three sections (60km) this morning will go a long way to shape the destiny of the duel between the two.

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However, other top drivers Ronald Ssebuguzi, Omar Mayanja in Shell sponsored Evo Xs, Alwi Hassan (Subaru N14), Duncan Mubiru (Subaru GVB) will all have a say in the title decider. The quartet wants to finish the season on a high.

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