Fort Portal Rally has become a bad points hunting ground for Ronald Sebuguzi.
The Shell sponsored driver suffered yet another disappointment on the weekend failing to complete the Mountain of the Moon Rally for the second year running.
A top finish in Fort Portal would have widened his lead in the championship.
Sebuguzi is however optimistic.
“I want to promise my fans that we are still up for the title battle. At least you know it is the car that let us down not us.
“The centre diff broke and we couldn’t continue with the rally. But good enough we are still leading the championship and we shall fight for it in the next events,” he says.
Sebuguzi had his hopes rejuvenated after his title rival Duncan Mubiru also dropped out of the event.
“It was unfortunate. A finish for Duncan would have changed the standings. But that is rally. Let’s wait for the next round,” said the NRC leader.
The VPower sponsored crew are now 75 points ahead of Fred Wampamba and Christakis Fitidis who are tied in second place with 175points.
Sebuguzi and Ssenyange will have to count on the upcoming Pearl of Africa Rally for maximum points to strengthen their title bid.
Top nine NRC standings
- Ronald Sebuguzi/Leon Ssenyange 250pts
- Christakis Fitidis/Eric Nzamwita 175
- Fred Wampamba/Paul Musaazi 175
- Duncan Mubiru/George Semakula 160
- Omar Mayanja/Hussein Mukuye 160
- Kuku Ranjit/Musa Nsubuga 125
- Kepher Walubi/Susan Kalema 105
- Ambrose Byona/Derrick Lubambula 100
- Hassan Alwi/Joseph Kamya 100