The third round of National Rally Championship is anticipated to be a hotly contested affair.
The FMU Challenge Rally revs off this Saturday with a Super Special in Busiika before crews head to Kayunga for day two.
Crews will compete over three stages.
The stages are expected to provoke a tight battle.
“The stages are very fast, tight and so short. They need much concentration as any mistake can take you off due to the high speeds. It is definitely going to be a close battle for all crews,” says Rogers Sirwomu; Musa Kebega’s co-driver.
Other crews are looking at a more competitive and cautious event.
“It will be impossible to have one crew win a stage with over 30 seconds.
“Fast drivers will be out of the stages in a short time and fresh for the next stage,” says Hussein Mukuye; a co-driver.
Musa Nsubuga, a co-driver to Kuku Ranjit is however pushing the bigger day’s work to the co-drivers.
“Its going to be a co-drivers battle. With the nature of stages, any late calling from the co-driver might have the crew over shoot in the stage,” he said
Three stages of Kitimbwa, Bbaale and Kitwe will make up the NRC3 with Kitwe as the longest with 18.99kilometres. All stages will be driven four times.
Over 40crews will be part of the tough battle as they search for the NRC three points.
Duncan Mubiru currently leads the NRC standings with 160points followed by Ronald Sebuguzi (150) and Omar Mayanja (100) in third.