Pearl Rally Routes a mix of Stretch and tight stages

The Shell V-power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally clerk of the course has said that this year’s rally will give drivers a different experience.

It’s a mix of Stretch and tight stages

Katende Mukiibi told FMU online that the routes unlike in the past when most of the routes were tight, this time the drivers have room for breath as it is a mix of tight and stretches.

“There sections which will call for skills because they are technical with several tight corners, but there those parts of the stages with long stretches that will call for speed,” Mukiibi noted.

Alook of the 19.59km Kitwe section being displayed at the launch.PHOTO BY Kinthan Images.

Alook of the 19.59km Kitwe section being displayed at the launch.PHOTO BY Kinthan Images.

The tight stretches will favour drivers with cars like Skoda and Subaru N14 which are short chasis while the stretches will give the Mitsubishi Evolution Lancer 10 aka beast advantage.

Over 51 Crews to compete

Fifty one crews will show case in the two-day action packed event that is the fifth round of the Africa Rally Championship-ARC and also doubles as the fourth round of the National Rally Championship-NRC.

Defending champion Manvir Baryani navigated by Drew Sturrock in Skoda Fabia R5 from Kenya will face stiff challenge local crews including 2013 champion Jas Mangat, 2011 champion Ponsiano Lwakataka and 2016 winner Hassan Alwi.

The rally starts with a spectators’ stage in Busiika Luwero district on Friday before heading to Kayunga on Saturday for gruelling battle in the remaining eight sections.


By Kinthan Media