After mechanical mishaps denied three-time NRC champion Ronald Sebuguzi points from the season-opening event in Mbarara, he is now turning his hunt for points to the second round of the National Rally Championship.
The Kaliro EMC Rally revs off this weekend in Iganga and Kaliro district and Sebuguzi is geared to set the ball rolling for the 2022 title chase.
Prior to the season, Sebuguzi announced his intentions to fight for the fourth title.
“It is true we are going for the title this year. It was unfortunate for us in Mbarara. But we hope in Jinja we have a good race and with that, we are sure of variable points to the target.
“The championship is still so young. It would be so early to lose hope. We can still do it and we are going to do it,” said Anthony Mugambwa; Sebuguzi’s co-driver.
The Shell-sponsored crew scored a second position in his last visit to the East last December.
However, the teams will be facing an all-new event with new stages.
“The stages are so challenging and technical, however fast they are. One needs to be cautious. They fit our liking but we shall do our best out of it,” he added.
Sebuguzi will face a tight challenge from crews that are equally harbouring title ambitions.
“Like in all competitions, crews come aiming for the best. It’s obvious all the top drivers are targeting top spots, so do we. But we shall fight for the podium finish.”
Over thirty crews will be taking part in the Kaliro EMC Rally that covers a total competitive distance of 124.33 kilometers.