Rwanda automobile club has on Tuesday paid tribute and final farewell to Christophe Desquene as his body was flown out of the country to Belgium at Kigali International airport.

The Unity rally team in which Christophe belonged, together with Kigali bikers led rally fans as they escorted his body to Kigali International airport to say their last goodbyes to their friend who will be laid to rest in Belgium on Saturday 20th December.

Christophe Desquene lost his life following the second stage of Mille collines rally in Kawangire, Rwanda was described by Eric Nzamwita (the COC of the event) as a person full of life,
Christophe was a great person, an easy going guy, and he loved the speed. He had just come back into the country to live his passion with us but as you know our sport can sometime be cruel. We loved him and we will always remember him.
HOW HE GOT INTO THE COCKPIT:
After finishing 5th overall in the 2014 Mountain Gorilla rally, Christophe went on duty abroad, but promised to do Mille Collines rally in December.

Johnny Murengezi, Christophe’s driver broke his arm during the Huye rally in OCtober 2014 in Kigali, cutting off his participation in the remaining rallies of the year.

Chris was scheduled to come to Kigali to check on his driver Johnny, as well as have fun with the rally family during Mille Collines rally.
 

Gilbert Rugomwa who was to navigate Claude Kwizera that weekend was caught up by club duties after he was chosen to be the event manager, leaving Claude without a navigator.

Christophe was scheduled by his team to race car 0 but all changed at the last minute when Claude approached him to race together ending up in the cockpit.

Its said Claude Kwizera broke his clavicle in two parts and went through an operation. May Christophe’s soul rest in peace.

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