Duncan ‘Kikankane’ Mubiru survived a late scare in the weekend Masaka rally to give his Subaru GVB its first-ever finish in Uganda.
Mubiru’s superb contention almost ended prematurely when he had a half-roll in the ultimate stage of the event.
The marshals were quick to put his GVB back on the wheels.
The incident dropped Mubiru from second to third position overall.
“It was not the best of the event. We had problems with the steering in the morning stages; losing more time. The roll did not affect us much like the steering in those stages.
“Apart from the morning issues, the car really moved well. It is not the best car but it will do the job until we finish working on the EvoX,” said Mubiru.
Mubiru collected 70 points to go sixth on the NRC leaderboard with 120 points.
“We believe the championship is so open. Things can easily change in the remaining four events. So we are also still hopeful that we can make an impact this year,” he asserted.
Ponsiano Lwakataka won the event followed by Ronald Sebuguzi in second place.