Duncan Mubiru | Credit: John Batanudde

Duncan ‘Kikankane’ Mubiru drives a Ford Proto but says he is not shaken by the existence of a more superior Ford version on the local rally scene. 

“Kikankane” in the Ford Fiesta Proto was neck and neck with Yassin Nasser in a Ford Fiesta Rally5 during this month’s opening round of the National Rally Championship. They exchanged stage wins throughout. 

It is Yassin Nasser however that would claim the victory with Mubiru dropping to third position after a mechanical mishap. 

“The rally5 car has power but power without control is nothing. So I have control of that power. And that is the experience,” said Mubiru. 

Duncan Mubiru(R) and Joseph Bongole Credit: John Batanudde

Nasser’s car is the latest version of the Ford Fiesta Rally5 in Africa and a faster car while Mubiru drives a Ford Fiesta NRC, the  prototype built by Neiksans Motorsports in Latvia. 

Despite the differences, Mubiru acknowledges Yasin will likely hold a bigger advantage once he fully adopts to his car.

“The moment Yasin learns his car and gets comfortable with it, that is when, we shall say he is the best. His car is already good but I think he needs to get more experience with it.

“Yasin has shown he can go higher. So, we need to defeat him now before he gets much better,” he said. 

Mubiru, the 2021 national rally champion says he will go all out for this year’s title.

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