Moments after securing sponsorship from Bungabet, the delighted rally crew of Happy Richard Katehangwa and Steven Bunya had every reason to justify their cause.
The development arrived just in time for the much anticipated Masaka Rally, an event that makes the third round of the national rally championship, organized by Southern Motor Club.
The sponsorship as unveiled by the company CEO, Prosper Tuhaise will cover expenses as fuel, tyres, accommodation and other nitty gritties.
To driver Katehangwa, who termed the support as timely and a massive boost, he will have less worries when he takes to the road alongside his co-driver Bunya.
There is no worry at all. Now that we have attained this support. Our focus will remain inclined towards driving, concentrating on the road and beating competition. We remain indebted to Bungabet for the support. A top five finish will be our major target
Co-driver Bunya reechoed the words of praise for the sponsor and vowed for a good event;
We appreciated the support. Now, it is up to us to give the best in the Masaka Rally.
Tuhaise expressed the desire to support more activities and sports in general through their social corporate arm;
We are privileged to offer such kind of assistance to Katehangwa and Bunya. We remain committed to assisting more similar projects.
For starters, close to 40 rally crews will cover a total competitive distance of 159.70kilometres through stages in Kalisizo.
There is a new 2.8 KM double track circuit for this particular round in Kako, a feature that will add to fans’ excitement of the route.
Seasoned drivers as Ronald Sebuguzi, Omar Mayanja, Adam Rauf, Duncan Mubiru are expected to rise to the occasion for the season points.
Mubiru sets off the ramp first. He will be closely followed by NRC current leader Jas Mangat, who leads Fitidis by a massive 90 points.
Meanwhile, defending NRC champion Christakis Fitidis in third.
Scrutineering of the cars had been confirmed for Friday.