A Letter from the President

Welcome to Uganda, the Pearl of Africa.

The Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally (POAUR) 2019 is the 5th Round of the FIA Africa Rally Championship. As it has always been a known fact, the rally derives its name from Sir Winston Churchill’s conclusion after he visited Uganda in 1907, declaring it the Pearl of Africa. In 2012, 105 years later, Lonely Planet chose Uganda to be the No. 1 Global Tourist destination. It is indeed a land of diverse cultures and sights and its allure has endured the test of time.

The Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally has a rich history since it first touched ground in Uganda in 1996 as the Great lakes rally jointly organized with Club Automobile du Burundi and has since metamorphosed into one of the most thrilling events on the African Continent. It was first held as the Pearl of Africa Rally in 1997 following the previous year’s success that prompted FIA to grant full organizing rights.

This year’s edition is yet again expected to offer the best experience and challenge to all competing crews. This event is best known for testing all the competitors’ 5 senses and we promise to live up to the expectations and more. The total length of the rally will be approximately 476 Kms. It will be run on gravel roads in the private sugar cane plantations 90 Kms east of Kampala, around the town of Kayunga.

The POAUR 2019 counts for the following:

FIA Titles

The 2019 African Rally Championship for Drivers
The 2019 African Rally Championship for Co-Drivers
The 2019 African Rally Championship Cup for Manufacturers
The 2019 African Rally 1600cc Cup using normally aspirated 2WD Cars for Drivers
The 2019 African Rally 1600cc Cup using normally aspirated 2WD Cars for Co-Drivers

Uganda National Titles

1 – The 2019 FMU National Rally Championship for Drivers.
2 – The 2019 FMU National Rally Championship for Co-Drivers.
3 – The 2019 FMU Clubman Rally Championship for Drivers.
4 – The 2019 FMU Clubman Rally Championship for Co-Drivers.
5 – The 2019 FMU 2WD Rally Championship for Drivers.
6 -The 2019 FMU 2WD Rally Championship for Co-Drivers.
7 -The 2019 FMU Sprint Championship for Drivers
8 -The 2019 FMU Sprint Championship for Drivers
9 – The 2019 FMU Veterans Cup
10 -The 2019 East African Challenge for Drivers & Co- Drivers

Stories of the awesome fans have been told to the end of world and it is that, together with an amazingly hospitable people, tasty cuisines and beautiful countryside that makes Uganda a choice destination for a passionate motorsport enthusiast. Please do not forget to taste the famous Rolex! (In Uganda we don’t wear them, we eat them!)

Therefore, as you come to Uganda, FMU encourages you to stay an extra day or so and partake of the beautiful countryside while you look out for some unique tourist sites and attractions.

In Uganda, we believe in learning from one another and therefore as you interact with our local drivers, officials and fans, please be generous to share any knowledge that would help take motorsport to better heights.

I therefore once again take this opportunity on behalf of the Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda, the motorsport fraternity and the entire country to welcome all visiting crews and their teams, officials, media and fans to the Shell V-Power Peal of Africa Uganda Rally 2019.

This is a home away from home and every time you interact with somebody, know you have found a brother on this side of the world.

Please find your copy of the Rally Guide either at the Rally Secretariat or FMU Website www.motorsportuganda.com .
It contains information to assist you in preparing for this event. Should any of your queries not be covered in this booklet, please do not hesitate to contact the Rally Secretariat.

For God and My Country

Dusman OKEE
FMU PRESIDENT