Ahmed Huwel Credit: Photo Credits: Janusz Szymanek
[/media-credit] Home driver Ahmed Huwel during last year’s Iringa rally Credit: Photo Credits: Janusz Szymanek

After making an impressive return to the Tanzania Rally series last year, the Iringa Rally promises more of the same this year as the series head into the third round on the weekend.

The event is expected to provide a thrill drive for the crews.

The two-day event will cover thirteen stages with a total competitive distance of 111.40kilometres.

“The Iringa stages are all new and technical. The event will be 100 percent closed. This will be the first event to build special roads just for the rally and not using existing roads,” explained the rally coordinator Faheem Aloo.

“I call it a sprint rally because the sections have many hairpins just like a sprint would be. The longest flat is 800 meters only. So it will be a competition more for drivers than the power of cars,” he added.

Moses Matovu, a co-driver was part of the team that designed the stages.

“The rally have spectacular stages. It is very technical. Some stages are twisty with steep narrow drops.

“The rally will definitely be the real deal with high speeds,” said Matovu.

Iringa rally registered over fifteen crews including Zambian champion Muna Singh Jr and Uganda’s Adam Rauf Essa.

Rajpal Dhani currently leads the Tanzania rally championship with 26 points followed by Dharam Pandya and Gurjit Dhani who are both tied on 25 points.

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