The 2016 National rally championship enters the half way stage this weekend.
The fourth round heads to Fort Portal on 3rd-5th.
Thrilling action could prevail this weekend. But as it stands, the race for this year’s title remains a hotly contested on national; yet still one that is too close to call.
The previous three events have produced only two winners; Ronald Sebuguzi and Jas Mangat.
The two will provide a breathtaking fight for top spot yet again.
The NRC round four promises more of the same with established rivals from the current top contenders and those seeking places in top positions.
Kawowo Sports breaks down the source of the expected battles in Fort Portal rally.
As the current NRC leader, Sebuguzi is expected to put up a fight in a bid to maintain his lead. And he knows too well what it takes to keep on top.
He has won the last two events with a commanding lead. Currently in second, only a maximum of 100 points will see him assume the championship lead.
Arthur Blick Jr
The reigning NRC champion may not have a strong car like his counterparts, but his pace and consistence should not be undermined this weekend. He won the first edition of Fort Portal rally last year and he would wish to dominate the area yet again.
He unexpectedly landed in the top three eventually making it among the title contenders this year. Alwi will be on the verge to prove he is a NRC title material. He has already fired the warning shots.
Standing at 75points with an event in hand, Ranjit’s only hopes to remain a title contender will be determined this weekend. He makes an outing in his new Mitsubishi Evo X more like his competitors.
Just like Kuku, Mubiru must either finish in a top position less his chances at the title go with the wind.
Andrew ‘Desh’ Kananura
His chances to fight for the title may be slim but this is no reason enough to write him off among the expected crews to put up a show. He registered his first ever rally finish last year finishing fourth in Fort portal. He is certainly hoping for lady luck to strike again.
The battle for the top will also go down in the 2WD category with Ismail Otega getting hold of his rivals Edwin Kalule and Robert Zikusooka to the title.
Ortega already has a commanding points lead; one he will be looking at extending further.
1. Ronald Sebuguzi/Leon Senyange 215points
2. Jas Mangat/Joseph Kamya 200
3. Hassan Alwi/Enock Olinga 135
5. Duncan Mubiru/Bashiel Mbogo 75
#. Kuku Ranjeet/Musa Nsubuga 75