Kepher Walubi during Mbarara Rally Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
EMC driver Kepher Walubi

Eastern Motorsport Club (EMC) has been suspended for the 2018 calendar, the Federation of Motorsports Clubs Uganda (FMU) has announced.

The club’s suspension follows an accident on new year’s day in which spectators were injured during an event in Iganga.

EMC had not been given authorisation by FMU to host the event.

“We had to suspended EMC for their unlawful actions. We all agreed to put them aside for a year.

“We cannot leave them go like that because what they did was a bad impact to sport,” said the FMU president, Dusman Okee.

During the event, Kepher Walubi with his Mitsubishi Evo X crashed into fans leaving three people injured.

The competitors were not handed any punishment.

“We decided to pardon the drivers after the report showed they were deceived by club members that the event was authorised by FMU. But they were strongly cautioned,” added the president.

Club members will however individually face the federation disciplinary committee.

The EMC President Kees Kagolo was positive despite the decision.

“I am glad that the federation gave us the opportunity to give our account of what happened.

“The initial motives were for the development of the sport. It turned out wrong and we regret whatever happened. But we accept the decision,” he said.

The Federation will now take charge of the second round of National Rally Championship which was initially assigned to EMC.

EMC was the best event organizing club last year, closely beating Mbarara Motor Club.

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