Credit: Innocent Mutaawe

Yasin Nasser and Ali Katumba are hoping for a change of fortune as they head to Tanzania for the Africa Rally Championship round this weekend.

In a Subaru GVB, the Moil Rally Team has encountered a series of disappointments in their four previous events. 

The latest being in the WRC Safari Rally Kenya, when an engine failure ended any hopes of a good rally outting. 

Tanzania rally makes his fifth rally participation in two years.

“We have not had the best performance in a long time. We are craving for a good race from the start to finish.

“In the previous events, we always had mechanical issues at the early start of the event, ending up limping throughout. We hope this time things change,” said Nasser. 

The 2019 Uganda rally champion is hoping for good returns this time round to close in on the championship leaders. Nasser has only managed seven points after two ARC events and remains a distant 23points off the leaders Guy Botterill (SA) and Carl Tundo (Kenya). 

“The pandemic disrupted our earlier plans for ARC chase. We cannot do much now in the remaining events. 

“In Tanzania, our focus will be on getting a good performance that we have been longing for. We hope the car doesn’t disappoint again,” he added. 

Yassin Nasser at Safari Rally flag-off Credit: Innocent Mutaawe

Oryx Energies Rally Tanzania will have ten stages covering a total competitive distance of 201.6kilometres. 

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