UGANDA’S JAS MANGAT LEADING IN PEARL OF AFRICA RALLY AS FMU PARTNERS WITH KIIRA MOTORS TO OFFER SHUTTLE SERVICES ON THEIR KAYOOLA ELECTRIC BUSES
Uganda’s Jas Mangat entered day two of the Pearl of Africa Rally in poll position after beating off a strong challenge from experienced foreign competition in a well attended event that attracted 49 racing drivers .
The event which witnessed a heavy down power on day one at Lugazi saw Mangat navigated by Joseph Kamya take the lead with a total time loss of 51 minutes 22 seconds followed by Ponsiano Lwakataka who finished second by 29 seconds .
Only 38 cars completed day one of tough racing on slippery grounds out of a pool of 49 that entered the competition . Duncan Mubiru navigated by Musa Nsubuga where in 3rd position going into day two of the Pearl of Africa rally while teenage sensation- Mike Mukula Jr put in a good race to keep within touching distance of the big boys .
Other foreign crews competing in the annual even include Kenya ‘s Karen Patel and Leroy Gomez of Zambia who are also putting up a good showing but a little far behind the Ugandan racers .
Uganda’s flagship automakers -Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) partnered with the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of Uganda (FMU) to offer shuttle services for the rally drivers in the Kayoola EVs- the fully electric buses made in Uganda .
The rally ends today evening .
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