Franklin Kaweru | Kawowo Sports Rajiv(L) and his father Sudhir Ruparelia after unveiling the VW(Courtesy photo)

Rajiv Ruparelia has continued to advance his motor rallying aspirations after he unveiled his newly acquired rally car on Saturday night at Rock Bar.

Before a big motorsport crowd, the wraps were taken off Volkswagen Polo Proto.

The car bears a dominantly white and red livery.

The VW proto was acquired from the Athman brothers in Kenya and it is the first of the kind in Uganda. 

Franklin Kaweru | Kawowo Sports The VW proto after the wraps went off(Courtesy Photo)

The 29-year-old was all elated on the night.

“We are happy that the car is finally here and we shall be racing in it soon. 

“We are currently waiting for some spare parts from England to have the car fully ready to race,” said Rajiv. 

Rajiv’s actual rally debut may be delayed.

“I need to have more time with the car before I can go for the real race. Once the car is ready, I will get enough time to train and get hooked. Even my trainer from South Africa will be here too for further training.

“I already have the basics for rallying and a little more of training will place me well for my debut,” he added. 

In his road to rallying, Rajiv earlier last month joined Rallystar Academy in South Africa to further hone his skills. 

Franklin Kaweru | Kawowo Sports Rajiv while in South Africa for training with Leon Botha(Courtesy photo)

The VW proto will be in hands of renown professional mechanic Mike Mwangi from Kenya. 

Rajiv’s entry into Motorsport has excited seasoned rally drivers too.

Some offering tips to the youngster as he seeks to start out.

“Rajiv should drive for fun and enjoy his time in rally. It’s good he has us to come to for advice. We shall be glad to help see him come through,” said Duncan Mubiru.

Franklin Kaweru | Kawowo Sports Rajiv with some of the rally drivers(Desh Kananura, Duncan Mubiru and Ambrose Byona.(Courtesy Photo)

Ambrose Byona is only looking forward to the good driver in Rajiv. 

“I have known Rajiv for a while. He is such a good driver. We can’t wait to go up against him. He is truly going to add much to our rally,” he said.

Rajiv will be under full sponsorship of Ruparelia Group of Companies.


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