KAMPALA, UGANDA: Motor Sports Africa Club (MOSAC) has urged the public to be keen on safety and security ahead of the final round of the National Rally Championship happening in Jinja, this month.
While unveiling the official sponsors of the rally at Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) headquarters in Kampala, MOSAC, the organizers of the Sexy Speed Rally urged the public and rally enthusiasts to be keen on safety and security as they head into the heated final round of the National Rally Championship in Jinja.
Dubbed the “Sexy Speed Rally”, the seventh (7th) edition of the Federation of Motorsport Rally Championship will take place on November 26th and 27th in Jinja City.
MOSAC’s Clerk of Course (COC), Mr. Shafiq Matovu while speaking to the press said; “What we have improved on in the current status of safety is that we have brought in two direction arrows where the rally cars are going to pass so that drivers are not going off the road.
“We have also sensitized the locals and employed some of the defence teams to help in safety of the event. We see the conditions that our country is going through, we are going to have very strict security measures especially at the beginning of the rally and at the service park that is Mwiri Primary School and Source of the Nile respectively.”
Asked about the name given to the rally, Matovu said that the name (Sexy Speed Rally) was adopted mainly to attract the youths as they target massive vaccination during the two-day event happening in Jinja later this month.
“We want to attract the youths to come to the event and get vaccinated (freely), and by doing that, we want to reduce the spread of covid-19, which we believe is a good gesture for the whole country,” Matovu said.
Matovu explained that there will be defined sections for the 229km rally, starting with the Dolly Mubarak Section that will commemorate the late driver and it will have 15km on Kamuli road. The other section is the Muko Brown section covering 27km which is also on Kamuli Road to remember the Best Assistants from Eastern Motor Club.
He said there will also be two sections in honor and appreciation of the main sponsors will be the “Premier Recruitment” section which will cover Wandago to Magamaga road (29km) and the last one being “Victoria University” section from Magamaga to Kakira Sugar Plantation covering 19 kilometers.
In total, ten companies have joined hands to sponsor the Jinja Sexy Speed Rally championship, of which Victoria University and Premier Recruitment are the main sponsors, the other eight including Movit Products, Lato Milk, Fire Safety Appliances, and others joining as co-sponsors.
These were unveiled today (Tuesday, November 16, 2021) at the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) headquarters in Lugogo, Kampala. Rally fans and sponsors were treated to entertainment from Comedians Madrata and Chikko, NTV Uganda’s Etania “Life of the Party” among others.
The Season Winners Per Event
- February 2020: Mbarara Rally (Mbarara Motorclub) – Duncan ‘Kikankane’ Mubiru/Musa Nsubuga
- March 2020: Jinja Rally (Eastern Motorclub) – Hassan Alwi/Joseph Kamya
- April 2021: Ssembabule Rally (Southern Motor Sport) – Duncan ‘Kikankane’ Mubiru/Musa Nsubuga
- June 2021: Kassanda Rally (Uganda Motorclub) – Jas Mangat/Joseph Kamya
- August 2021 NRC5/ ARC 5 (Pearl of Africa Rally) – Cancelled
- October 22-24 Kabalega Rally (UMOSPOC) – Rajiv Ruparelia/Enoch Olinga
- November 2021: Jinja Rally (MOSAC) –
Here are more pictures of what happened at the event.