The Eastern Rally that gets underway in Jinja today will make or break 2010 national champion Nasser Mutebi's bid to reclaim his title.
Mogas Rally Team is determined to celebrate Idd -el-fitr with victory in Jinja to rekindle his title hopes.
Mutebi who is 154 points behind championship leader Jas Mangat, still counts on the Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally later this month to boost his contest. He has the Rwanda rally in hand having forfeited the Pearl Rally last month.
"The race will be very competitive but I will do my best to snatch victory. If I win here I will head to Rwanda to finish off the championship before the final race in October. The car is in sound mechanical condition and the roads are smooth," Mutebi stated.
Mangat, in a Subaru N12, is a firm favourite in the race that has attracted 34 drivers including Shafiq Ssemujju (Subaru N11) who returns to action after two seasons.
Mangat, who will take the lead on road, will be pursued by championship contenders Ronald Ssebuguzi (Mitsubishi Evo9), Duncan Mubiru (Subaru N14), Susan Muwonge (Subaru N10), Christakis Fidis (Subaru N12), Ponsiano Lwakataka (Subaru N8) and Nasser Mutebi (Subaru N11).
Kobil Rally Team's Susan Muwonge, who is defending her crown in a male dominated field, can count on her cautious approach in a race anticipated to be extremely fast and could leave a couple of title challengers on the way side.
The super special stage starts today.