Ponsiano Lwakataka, Leila Mayanja, Fred Wampamba and Patrick Mugisha have confirmed that they will not participate in the rally due to start on Friday.
Lwakataka was expected to bring in more competition in this rally that starts with a super special stage but has cited personal problems that have forced him out of the rally.
“Due to some problems, I may not be able to take part in this rally though I had interest in being part of the competition,” noted Lwakataka.
George Ssemakula the co-driver to Lwakataka added that they had prepared for the rally but stressed that the duo will not be able to participate.
“We had ordered for tyres and the turbo but we have realised that both can’t be here in time hence retreating has been the nearest option for us but we wish the rest good luck,” explained Ssemakula.
This leaves Jas Mangat, Christakis Fitidis, Ismail Ortega, Abbas Bukenya and Patrick Kiwewa as the only Ugandan drivers confirmed to participate in the Rwanda Gorilla Rally over the weekend.
Ten Ugandan drivers had initially shown interest in taking part in the African Rally Championship race in the Rwandan capital Kigali over the weekend.