Duncan Mubiru Credit: Innocent Mutawe

Rally drivers are busy getting the dust off their machines in preparation for the first rally event in over a year.  

The SMC Challenge Rally will be the first rally event since March last year when the Coronavirus pandemic forced the suspension of sporting events in the country. 

The weekend round in Sembabule, central Uganda, is the third round in an extended National Rally Championship.  

It will, however, be fundamentally different from the often accustomed to events.

The rally will be run over one day. Competitors have also been subjected to Covid-19 tests as a prerequisite to compete.  

There will be no spectators allowed in the stages as a measure to control the spread of the coronavirus. 

SMC Rally consists of four stages; with two repeated twice. The longest stage is Hajji Gombe going a length of 22.14 kilometres with the shortest Baraka Fashion Store of 6.33 kilometers. 

Over 20 crews have registered.

Fred Busulwa heads into the event top of the standings with 130 points with Omar Manyanja in second place with 110 points while Hassan Alwi lies in third with 100 points. 

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