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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