By Andrew Visper
City Tycoon Rajiv Ruparelia, the new face in the motorsport world on Sunday emerged overall winner of the Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda (FMU) Autocross championship in Kayunga.
Rajiv and co-driver Ronnie Walia finished in the top spot after posting the fastest time of 05:18.5 ahead of the crew comprising of Ponsiano Rwakataka in second position, Ronald Ssebuguzi posted a time of 05:22.2.
After the successful race, he said he will now prepare for the Pearl Rally; which also doubles as the Africa Rally Championship event and will be the fourth round on the calendar scheduled for August 2 to 4.
In his debut rally last month, Rajiv finished second after clocking a record time of 10:44 minutes during the Enduro Autocross Championship 2019 that took place in Zion Estates, Ssisa.
Over fifteen crews participated in the championship.
Rajiv Rupaleria, the Son to Tycoon Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia under his RR ‘Double Trouble’ cruises his Poland imported volkswagen Polo Proto.
In April this year, Rajiv joined Rallystar Academy in South Africa for a specialised rally training. He was trained by Africa’s number one trainer Leone Botha.
FMU Autocross round three (Kayunga rally) results;
Rajiv Ruparelia / Ronnie Walia 05:18.5
Ponsiano Lwakataka / Samuel Mugisha 05:22.2
Ronald Sebuguzi/ Leon Ssenyange 05:24.5
Athur Blick Jnr/ George Ssemakula 05:32.3
Jonas Kansiime/ Ivan Tushabe 05:42.1
Abdul Kateete/ Rahma Mohammed 05:49.6
John Burrows Lumu/ Arnold Ddungu 06:10.4
Lubega Ibrahim / Kanakulya Mustapha 06:21.1
Omar Mayanja / Hussein Mukuye 06:24.6
Busingye Peter / Hakim Mawanda 06:30.1
Kavuma Amir / Tulibagenyi Mohammed 06:35.7
Andy Musoke / Richard Sengendo 06:38.7
Paddy Blick (Buggy) 06:47.2
Ali Omar Yasser (Buggy) 06:48.7
Lubambula Kevin / Katabalwa Pius Luggya 06:51.1
Mustafa Mukasa / Daniel Mbabazi 06:55.0
Gensi Peter / Najjuma Immaculate 06:59.1
Alestair Blick (Buggy) 07:06.4
Mohammed Ali Ashraf / Emaru Jimmy Subaru 07:09.0
Muzafalu Ssemambo / Joseph Mulindwa 07:11.6
Hassan Kayongo / Nichole Nalumu 07:23.8
Mwami Muzafaru / Abdul Karim 07:39.7