‘Kikankane’ buoyant ahead of Safari challenge

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Duncan Mubiru smiled to victory in Kabale. The Kikankane Rally Team driver is ready for the Safari Rally challenge.

After winning the second round of National Rally Championship in Kabale last weekend, Duncan Mubiru says he has gained more courage to face a bigger challenge that awaits him.

He was at the top of his game last weekend as he easily claimed victory in Kabale, his first rally win since 2015.

“The car really behaved and we did our part to take on the challenge until the last stage. It was a great event for us.”

With the victory, Mubiru predicts a much better performance as he debuts in the Africa Rally Championship contention.

“I used this event to prepare for Safari Rally. Our performance showed a lot of improvement in me. I have now learnt how to handle this car very well, you can see I brought it back in good shape.”

“The event made me stronger to face Safari Rally, so we can announce ourselves ready for the big battle,” he asserted.

Mubiru and his co-driver George Semakula are among the six crews from Uganda that entered the ARC race this year.

They head to the Safari Rally leading the National Rally Championship with 160 points.