Clubs to lose event hosting rights as FMU releases 2019 season calendar

2018 NRC champion; Susan Muwonge

The local Motorsport body will this week release the 2019 season calendar and regulations.

The documents should have been released last October.

The Mbarara Rally will again be the opening round of the seven rally Championship season.

The Pearl Rally; which doubles as the Africa Rally Championship event will be the fourth round on the calendar. The rally is scheduled to run from 2nd to 4th August.

MOSAC will host the final round in November.

However, the 2019 calendar remains partially ratified with allocation to participatular clubs the contentious issue.

The second round of National Rally Championship is one of the events put on hold after the FMU Executive Committee failed to allocate the event to either Eastern Motor Club (EMC) or Central Motor Club (CMC).  

With well started criteria followed in allocating events, the federation is yet again seen stumbling on making a decision. 

The final decision on who will organise the event was sent to an independent technical committeee that will access the two clubs before the calendar is fully ratified.

Reynold Kibira, a member of the Sporting Committe; a committe that plans for championship events talked about the NRC2 allocation.

“As the sporting commission we did our work and allocated all events basing on the criteria as stated in the regulations.

“However, the executive has all the powers to pass the final calendar. If they feel our findings were lacking, they have all the right to take other actions before the pass the final calendar,” said Kibira.

EMC last featured on NRC in 2017 before their organising rights were withdrawn for 2018 whereas CMC last featured in 2015. 

Elsewhere, Speedway Motorsport Club (SMOC), will not be hosting any event until they make a resolution in their leadership. 

The club has been ordered to elect other representatives to Executive Committee.

Omar Mayanja, an active rally driver, is currently the club president. 

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