KCCA Carnival Sprint Launch Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

2017 KCCA Carnival Sprint

  • Saturday, 7th October
  • KCCA Festival Sprint will cover a distance of 2.5km
  • The event will rev off at 10:00a.m
[/media-credit] Hima Cement Commercial Director Allan Ssemakula, KCCA ED Jeniffer Musisi and Driver Ambrose Byona at the launch on Tuesday in Kampala Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

With two days to Uganda’s 55th independence anniversary, Naguru, a suburb of the capital Kampala will be a busy hub for many a Motorsport enthusiast.

Different fast cars will be a key attraction, especially to the new sport converts.

The roaring sounds at take-off will add to the excitement.

Depending on the weather conditions of the day, dust will engulf the skies and dust will be spit by the speeding machines.

All this will happen as the KCCA Festival Rally takes center stage this Saturday at Naguru.

[/media-credit] Hima Cement Commercial Director Allan Ssemakula, rally driver Ambrose Byona, KCCA ED Jennifer Musisi and Pricing and Marketing Manager Charles Mugasa during the presentation of the dummy cheque Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

The the day-long event has been boosted by Shs43M sponsorship kitty from Hima Cement.

The sponsors’ commercial Director Allan Ssemakula noted about their grand arrival on board as sponsors for what is arguably Kampala’s most colorful and exciting event.

Hima Cement is involved in a huge way in the developments and projects in and around Kampala city; current and past.

When you look around you, our cement has contributed to build this great city we call home so it is very easy for us to want to associate with activities that continue to elevate the stature of the city and that is why we have come in to take part in this year’s carnival.

[/media-credit] Ambrose Byona Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

The rally that is expected to see over 40 cars taking part in the 2.5 km Rally Sprint at Naguru Satellite City will start at 10 a.m.

Rally Divers Confirmed

The Rally will attract veteran drivers like Emmanuel Kato and Moses Lumala.

Drivers in the current Championships expected to take part include – Christakis Fitidis the current NRA leader, Ronald Sebuguzi, Hassan Alwi, Ambrose Byona, Duncan Kikankane Mubiru, Omar Mayanja, Arthur Blick Junior, Kuku Ranjit and Fred Wampamba.

Speaking for KCCA at the launch, Jennifer Musisi the Executive Director said that even though the KCCA Festival has been running for 6 years, this is only the second year that the Rally segment is being held.

We introduced the rally segment to add an exciting element for the thousands of rally fans in Kampala.

Hima has a long history of supporting Motorsport related activities in Uganda in part as a way to drive road safety initiatives.

This has been done through sponsorship of FMU Road Safety Campaigns that they carry out regularly with Ministry of Works and Traffic department of Uganda Police.

Our involvement in Motorsport is in line with our objective to promote road safety both internally among our drivers but also to the public.

Motorsport in a big way plays a part in the behavior we see on the road.

Our message therefore is; Motorsport is meant to be enjoyed in a controlled environment but off the field, even these drivers maintain safe standard of road usage.

[/media-credit] KCCA Carnival Sprint Launch at Panamera Hotel in Kampala on Tuesday Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

This year’s rally at the festival will have three classifications; the NRC Category, CRC Category and Sprint Championship 2017.

To spice the event, there will also be much faster track than last year’s with an average speed of 85 kmphr.

The track will have drift zones, power stretches, jumps and water splash points.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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