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Kenyan Drivers Pull Out Of Oilibya Rally


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more about geneva; color: #222222;”>However, according to the clark of the course, Jeff Kabagambe, other preparations to ensure the rally to takes the stage, are going on.

“I have already done inspection of the roads and they are clear. Now, with two days to go, I think nothing can obstruct the rally from going on,” Kabagambe said.

He then added: “The pulling out of the Kenyans from the event, I confess, will affect the competition but the available drivers will enjoy whatever is there.”

The rally will cover 361kms in areas of Mbale, Bududa and Manafwa with a super special stage taking place in Mbale Municipal stadium.

With the pulling out of the two drivers, the number of drivers goes down to 32 since 34 had registered for the event.

Meanwhile, the Zambian rally driver, Kenneth Mukosa, who came into the country last week, inspected the roads yesterday and will stay in Mbale until the rally is done on Saturday.

“I will be racing but I will stay in Mbale for the rest of the days to get used to the weather condition,” said Mukosa.

Mukosa who will be driving a Subaru N8 came to take part in this rally as he is preparing for the pearl of Africa Uganda Rally next year.

He wants to compete for the African Rally Championship and believes the 13 years’ experience is enough for him to lift the 2014 ARC championship.

Mukosa observes that the ‘inexperienced’ fellow country drivers like Jassy Singh (current champion) and Mohamed Essa (2012) can lift it though Mukosa has been dominating them back home in Zambia.

“My experience is far better than that of the two. The Mt Elgon rally will give me that experience mainly for Ugandan rally no matter the result,” he concluded.


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