All Focus Shifts to the NRC4 EMC Moil Kyabazinga Rally Which is A Crucial Midpoint in the Championship


By Mwambazi Lawrence

The excitement is starting to build as the motorsport community prepares for the NRC4 EMC Moil Kyabazinga Rally, scheduled from July 12th to July 14th, 2024. This pivotal event, organized by the Eastern Motor Club, marks the midpoint of the National Rally Championship (NRC) and promises to deliver thrilling action and significant shifts in the championship standings.

Championship Leader Jas Mangat in action during a sprint in Festino

The rally kicks off on Saturday, July 13th, with two challenging stages in Bugiri. Crews will face a rigorous test of skill and endurance as they navigate the early morning routes. Following these initial stages, participants will have a 30-minute service break, providing a crucial opportunity for teams to fine-tune their vehicles.

The competition then intensifies with the super special stage in Nakalama, Iganga superspecial stage, where drivers will showcase their skills in a high-stakes environment. Spectators can expect edge-of-the-seat excitement as the crews push their limits on this unique stage. Afterward, the teams will proceed to Jinja for the much needed overnight parc fermé,which will set the stage for a dramatic conclusion on Sunday.

2nd Placed Jonas Kansime will be looking for maximum points after a dissapointing outing in Rwanda.

Sunday’s action promises to be even more exhilarating with two stages set within the iconic Kakira sugar plantations. These stages will be run twice, with one designated as the power stage, offering additional points and adding a strategic layer to the competition. The challenging terrain of the plantations will test the drivers’ abilities to their fullest.

As the NRC4 rally approaches, the championship standings paint a picture of fierce competition. Jas Mangat leads the pack with a commanding 140 points, but hot on his heels is Jonas Kansime with 136.5 points. Dr. Moustapha Mukasa holds the third position with 126 points, while Ronald Sebuguzi and Didas Matsiko complete the top five with 97 and 75.5 points, respectively.

In the 2WD category, Edward Kirumira leads with 54.5 points, closely followed by Ibrahim Lubega, who is not backing down with 48 points, and Samuel Watendwa in third place with 36 points. Meanwhile, in the CRC category, Musa Segabwe tops the leaderboard with 52 points, Haruna Kataza holds second place with 42 points, and Odeon Tumwebaze rounds out the top three with 24 points after three rounds.

Stabex sponsored 2wd championship leader Edward Kirumira will be on the hunt for maximum points to keep him on top of the leaderboard.

The stakes are high as each driver vies for crucial points that could make or break their championship aspirations. With the NRC4 rally serving as a pivotal midpoint, the outcomes over these three days will provide a clearer picture of who might ultimately claim the 2024 National Rally Championship title.

Fans, teams, and drivers alike are gearing up for what promises to be a memorable and decisive event in the rally calendar. All eyes will be on Bugiri, Nakalama, and Jinja as the drama unfolds in this high-octane showdown.

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