KAMPALA – Sensational rally driver, Rajiv Ruparelia’s crew left for Naivasha, Kenya on Wednesday, ahead of the Africa Rally Challenge –ARC sanctioned Equator Rally – planned for this weekend.
Mr Ruparelia is one of the eight drivers set to represent Uganda at this event, which will be enjoyed in the terrains of the rift valley from April 23 – 25. Organisers have confirmed an entry of over 35 international drivers from various parts of Africa and Asia.
The Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda – FMU, last week cleared ten crew members for this event but two had since dropped out by Monday – the day Team Uganda was officially handed the national flag.
According to Ruparelia’s co-driver, Enock Olinga – the Naivasha event would provide his team with a rare platform for an elevation of the awesomeness and capability to showcase their technical brilliance.
Olinga assured Uganda that Mr Ruparelia would offer his best; exhibit an ecstasy performance despite his inauguration into this event.
“With our experience from the past, especially the previous one in Kenya where we learn’t a lot; this time Ugandans should be ready for an exciting result,” promised Olinga.
Tycoon Raparelia’s chief mechanic, Mr Mike Mwangi revealed that ‘their’ machine – the VW Polo Proto – a WRC class – had been fine-tuned and was ready to roar, starting from this Friday.
The billionaire – Dr Sdhur Ruparelia’s son – Rajiv Ruparelia is a man who has exhibited the highest degree of sportsmanship – judging by his contributions towards different causes and therefore deserves support in the weekend’s event.
Other crew drivers on Team Uganda include; Duncan Mubiru/ Musa Nsubuga, Kepher Walubi/ Asuman Mohammed, Christakis Fitidis, Abdul Kateete/ Rahma Mohammed, Yassin Nasser/ Ali Katumba, Ronald Sebuguzi/ Anthony Mugambwa, and Jas Mangat/ Joseph Kamya.