Ronald Sebuguzi/Leon Ssenyange in a Mitsubishi EvoX managed to hold on to the final stage to secure a first Fort portal rally victory on the weekend.
The Shell sponsored crew had earlier seen their seconds lead nipped into by Omar Mayanja/Hussein Mukuye (Mitsubishi EvoX).
Sebuguzi only held a 25 seconds lead going into the final loop of two stages.
That provided for a nail-biting contest.
However, a roll in the ultimate stage cost Mayanja time and put him out of contention. He would finish fifth overall.
PICTURE: O.Mayanja finally managed to complete the final stage
It’s Sebuguzi that was celebrating in the end as he ended two frustrating years in Fort portal.
Kepher Walubi/Anthony Mugambwa (Mitsubishi EvoX) finished second with Susan Muwonge/Edmond Kyeyune (Subaru Impreza N12B) taking third place.
Edwin Kalule (Toyota Celica) was dominant in the 2WD class.
The event was however blighted by some incidences. Notably, Yusuf Bukenya saw his car turn to ashes after it caught fire in Sunday’s opening stage.
He survived with minor injuries.
PICTURE: Yusuf Bukenya’s Mitsubishi Evo IX in flames.
Only seventeen crews of the 34 that registered completed the rally.
Drivers will now prepare for the Pearl of Africa Rally due 20-22 July.
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Podium Finishers overall
1.Edwin Kalule 2.09.00
2.Charles Ssansa 2.15.53
3.Gilberto Balondemu 2.27.27
Championship Standings after NRC4
1.Jas Mangat 200pts
1.Edwin kalule 75pts
2.Tim Gawaya 37pts
3.Charles Ssansa 31pts
4.Sadat Negomba 25pts