The Stewards meeting held in Lugogo Upheld the Decision of the Clerk of Course of Kabalega rally to decline the Protest filed in by co-driver Anthony Mugambwa on the Grounds that it was out of time.
And consequently, the Non consideration of the Alleged Breach by the Crew of Rajiv Ruparelia and Enock Oringa Without determination of the merits of the said alleged breach.
The Final Classification and Results of the Kabalega Rally 2021 are therefore UPHELD, confirmed and Rajiv remains the winner.
During the interrogation at Lugogo, Rajiv accepted to have come close to the bonnet of his car in the first control section but was told by the marshal that the bonnet was open and his intention was just to close it (though the logic of spending ten or so minutes on that wasn’t explained thoroughly to stewards).
But Mugambwa was left with room to appeal in case he is not contented with decision by the stewards meeting that had Fred Obbo, Lillian Busingye and Kisitu Mayanja.
“Competitors are reminded that they have the right to appeal certain decisions of the Stewards, in accordance with the applicable provisions of the National Competition Rules, and the FIA International Sporting Code within the applicable time limits,” reads part of the released decision.
Mugambwa said that he is ready to appeal because the dismissed case is that of filing in petition late but the real case of infringement is still un-reacted to.
Meanwhile, Ray Kibira was voted the deputy vice president in charge of touring, vintage and road safety during the extra ordinary assembly held at Kabira Country club.
The former FMU general secretary had a landslide victory over Badru Ssebunnya who wasn’t in the assembly since he is suspended from motorsport activities for a year.
Badru was accepted by Electral commission to contest since he appealed the decision to suspend him and appeal is yet to be heard.