Yasin and Mangat pick ARC points in Burundi

By Frank Serugo Kaheesi

UGANDAN crews of Yasin
Nasser and Jas Mangat
pick crucial African Rally
championship points at Rallye
International du Burundi, to keep a
top of 2023 African championship.

The duo finishes second and third
behind event winner Kenya’s Karan
Patel, to hold the 1-2 ARC lead of 78
and 63 points respectively.
Patel bagging his second ARC win
now lies third with 60 points, posted
event’s fastest time of one hour 44
minutes 44.3seconds.

Patel won Equator rally that was
held in Voi, Kenya, decided to
miss Pearl of Africa Uganda rally,
a decision he regrets to now as the
championship has started taking
shape with three events left.

Another surviving crew of
Innocent Bwamiki navigated by
Hamza Lwanga in Mitsubishi
Evo9, who after rolling in stage7 on
Saturday, managed to cross event
final flying finish line on Sunday, to
bag themselves 24 points for ARC2
contention, 19points for the ARC.

On podium, Moil crew of Yasin Nasser and Ali Katumba who finished second

Tanzania’s Prince Charles Nyerere
joined the ARC contention with
Burundi Rally finished fifth after
experiencing car differential and
clutch problems.

Ugandan rally fans that turned up for Burundi rally

Home boy Valery Bukera in a
Subaru N12 commanded the home
pack, posting fatest run time of one
hour 49minutes,05.9seconds.
Next ARC border stop is Rwanda,
next month.

Nasser, Mangat pick crucial ARC
points as Patel bags second win.
ARC standings after Burundi:

  1. Yasin Nasser 78
  2. Jas Mangat 63
  3. Karan Patel 60

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