The 2018 Pearl of Africa Rally has gained momentum ahead of the much anticipated event.
The event which if fifth on the African Rally Championship received a 110 million shillings boost from Shell V-Power during its launche at Shell Bugolobi on Tuesday afternoon.
Vivo Energy Managing Director Gilbert Assi expressed his delight for their continued partnership with the Pearl of Africa Rally during the launch.
“Vivo Energy is delighted to continue supporting the Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally, said Assi.
“Shell is commitment to innovation through Motorsport is an integral part of the extensive research and development programmes.
“Safety for both fans and drivers will our priority too,” said Assi.
FMU president Dusman Okee promised a much better event this year from the ones in the past.
“I would like to first appreciate Shell for the continued support extended to the Pearl of Africa Rally, said Okee.
“My team especially the safety officials have everything in control to have a safe event.
“Our fans should expect the best this time round.
Vivo Energy has also extended it’s support worth Shs.175m to four rally drivers; Ronald Sebuguzi, Arthur Blick, Omar Mayanja and Umar Kakyama.
Current Africa Rally Championship leader Manvir Baryan from Kenya is yet again expected to be the man to beat at this year’s event with his Skoda Fabia.
The event will be run on two days with a Super Special Stage at the Motorsports arena Busiika.