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2005 Uganda Rally Results
Sunday 11th September 2005 23.50 pm


RIYAZ KURJI WINS UGANDA ARC ROUND - MUNA SINGH AND DAVID SHIOKA ARE 2005 ARC CHAMPIONS ONCE AGAIN

Ugandan Riyaz Kurji and Sayed Kadri scored their 3rd victory in the 2005 ARC series in Uganda yesterday evening, but unfortunately it was all a little late for the Championship series.

Zambia,s Muna Singh and David Shioka secured their 2nd ARC crown for the second year running when they finished fourth overall and ensured enough points to stay ahead of Kurji in the points standings.

9 cars finished Leg 2 but 2 cars were time barred.

7 cars started leg 3, with Riyaz leading the group.

The order of start was as follows at the start of Leg 3:-

1. Riyaz/Kadir 1.38.44
2. Lwakataka/Semakula 1.40.19
3. Lumala / Matovu 1.51.46
4. Munna / Sihoka 1.52.32
5. Mangat / Meganck 2.16.45
6. Storchi / Kasaija 2.16.56
7. Roberts / Mungyereza 2.23.39
* Non Homologated cars  



Weather

It is raining heavily and around Kampala and part of the route is wet,
though some parts remain quite dusty.

Dramatic Retirements.

Car 12 retired from the rally afterend of leg one when the car was driving
to the parc ferme. The crew then requested to drive in the Super Rally for
legs 2 & 3. The car was loaded onto a recovery truck and on its way to the
garage, the car and tow truck both caught fire as a result of a fule leak.

As a result, the car was completely burned to ashes. In the same fire, all
the spare parts for car no. 8 were destroyed in the fire, reslting in this
crew's retirement as well as they had no spare parts anymore.

Attendance

The super special was held in Lubiri on 9/9 and was attended by estimated
crowd of 6.000. Leg 2 was well attended to, with big crowds following the
rally from Kampala. A group of 10 Zambians flew in to support Munna and some
people from Rwanda and Kenya have also been sited in the crowds.

The full results at finish as obtained from Uganda are:

1. Riyaz Kurji / Sayed Kadri EAU  Subaru Impreza 2:13:04
2. Ponsiano Lwawataka / Semakula    EAU Subaru Impreza 2:15:22
3. Moses Lumala / Moses Matovu EAU Subaru Impreza 2:27:32
4. Muna Singh / David Sihoka Subaru Impreza 2:34:08
5. Jas Mangat / Meganck EAU VW Golf GTi  2:59:53
6. Ettore Storchi /Kasaija EAU VW Golf GTi  3:04:06
7. Mansoor Sanya / A. Nyombi EAU   ?  3:27:13


Muna Singh and David Shioka are now ARC champions with 33 points to Kurji and Kadri on 30 points.

 
 
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