By Xpress Times Reporter
Rally driver Rajiv Ruparelia of Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team is already in the Western Uganda District Fort Portal and has peached camp there ahead of this weekend’s UMC Challenge Rally.
The Rajiv Ruparelia Rally team left Kampala on Thursday for the western district where they have already acclimatized to the weather and ready for the challenge.
Driver Rajiv on camp fire in Fort Portal before the UMC Challenge rally
Competing in the Clubman rally championship category, Rajiv will offer an exciting race to rally fans against drivers Peter Businge, Peter Gensi and Amir Kavuma.
With an entry of over forty crews, including all title contenders in different categories, the weekend UMC Challenge Rally in Fort portal is the fifth round of this year’s NRC series.
The rally is likely to provide a hotly contested affair as crews attempt to consolidate their positions going into the final two events of the season.
Yasin Nasser/Ali Katumba currently lead the championship with 245 points ahead of second-placed Ronald Sebuguzi who is five points adrift at 240.
In the two-wheel drive category, Samuel Watendwa will be on a mission to maintain his category lead.
Watendwa holds a championship lead of 17 points ahead of rival Ismail Waliggo and further 25 points more than third-placed Timothy Gawaya.
The rally will kick off with a morning stage in Harugongo (27.07kms) and later head for a super special stage at Boma grounds on the same day with the crews driving five stages on Sunday.