The best thing to end a season with is probably a championship title. While not everyone can win a title, crews can have other aspects to celebrate after a grueling eight months of rally.
Kawowo Sports’ Sharifah Namagoba Ramah reflects on the 2015 season’s winners and losers
Arthur Blick Jr.
Blick is the biggest winner of all having claimed the 2015 National rally title.
He came into the season as the underdog but proved all doubters wrong with consistent performances in his Subaru Impreza N10.
Blick was on the roll claiming four straight podium finishes; including three rally wins. Just a performance good enough to earn him his first title.
Waliggo has every reason not to forget the year 2015.
He integrated in a period of 15 months from being just a rookie to the Two-wheel drive (2WD) champion.
Desh Kananura makes it to the winners list for not winning any title but for making an impact so many crews have failed to do in just one year of his competitive season.
Basing on the hype that surrounded his entry to competitive rallying, Kananura has not disappointed after making it to the top drivers list in the country.
He registered his biggest achievement with the Pearl of Africa Rally win.
In the only three events he finished this year, he managed to collect maximum points that settled him for fourth overall in 2015.
More so, Kananura has made his crew a brand to not only the fans but also his fellow competitors. His fan base has been exceptional throughout the season.
After a nine year sabbatical, Ranjeet made a return to rallying and his zeal paid off well. He is the National Sprints champion; a result deserving of his efforts.
After failing to defend his NRC title, Sebuguzi fought to keep his name at the top this year.
With two rally wins and remarkable performances in the Sprint; a second place finish in the champion is something the Mitsubishi driver can be proud of.
Mubiru had the fraternity at his feet during the season opener in Mbarara. Victory in the west confounded his intention to fight for a title.
Having had high hopes, Consta’s showing this year has left little to desire of the aggressive driver.
A lot of hype surrounded him ahead of each event he would compete in but several DNFs did not help his confidence all year.
With much invested, Consta only had three events he had his name on as a finalist.
Adam Essa Rauf
Young and fast but always pushed his own luck with every rally.
And yes, he showed he would be a threat after he led the early stage of day two of the season opener in Mbarara before he suffered a puncture to finish the event seventh. Everything went further down for the young driver.
His hopes were consigned to the dust bin as he never finished a single event after February.