The new set of timing system at the FMU offices in Lugogo(courtesy photo)

The Federation of Motorsports Clubs of Uganda (FMU) has moved to making rallying better following the acquisition of a new timing system.

“The long wait is finally over and the timing system is here. It’s a great move for our sports, and we only expect better results after thanks to FIA.

“We have been able to bring two complete stage sets. The system has everything thats needed in the stage to capture times,” said FMU president Dusman Okee.

The timing system comes as part of the grant from FIA to the local Motorsport federation.

“ FIA always gives a grant of 5000 euros and the federations covers other costs that involve training, transporting the system among others,” he added.

“As the federation we are happy for the move and we are looking forward to acquire another new set to make them four as required by FIA,” he said.

The system could be used during the third round of the NRC in Masaka at the end of this month.

Uganda will now move from the ECM timing system to Rally time three clocks.

With a laser beam, the clocks are expected to stamp out the allegations of cheating in stages times.

The system was acquired from Automotive Technology Specialists (ATS) Motorsports in South Africa.

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