Motorsport fans take betting to another level during Kabale Rally

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Duncan Mubiru during the Kabale Rally. He won the event, his first since 2015

Whether you are a fan of basketball, football, motorsport or any other sport, you are probably aware of the increasing popularity of betting within the community of sports fans.

Many get involved in sports betting with the hopes of making some extra money on the side and some as an additional way to have sports related fun.

And for Ugandan Rally fans, the latter is true. It’s just another way to have sports related fan.

As Duncan ‘Kikankane’ Mubiru was racing to net his first win since 2015 in Kabale last weekend during the Gorillas in the Mist Rally, a section of fans were being involved in some unusual betting.

Naturally, a bet would be on who the even winner will be or at the very least who will make it to the podium.

However, the fans in Kabale went to as far as betting on tyre lines (basically where the car tires would roll) and the stakes were even more ridiculous…

Rally fans arguing about the best lines the rally car tyres will touch. One of them put his phone to assert his claim that the car wont pass there.

 

A fan places a pair of phones in the middle of the road

 

A fan running way from the road after he placed a Phone in road as a bet

 

An iPhone 6 and money over Shs.500,000 was put in the middle of the road as a bet