The Moil Rally Team fans and supporters have a reason to keep smiling and are now in moods of roasting a bull and drinking like car racing engines. This follows their driver Yasin Nasser emerging the winner of the National Rally Championship (NRC) 2019 after finishing first in the MOSAC Kapeeka Rally over the weekend.
Yasin Nasser together with his co-driver Ali Katumba came into the Kapeeka Rally with a primary target of finishing ahead of his rival Arthur Blick Jr but had a perfect start to the title decider when he finished day one in third position; 48 seconds ahead of Blick who was fifth. They then advanced their strategy on Sunday to further edge their rival.
“We are very happy with this title…. Special appreciation to my co-driver, mechanics, family and sponsors who have always supported us towards this victory,” said excited Yasin Nasser who was in the Subaru GVB.
Yasin posted total time of 1:28:43.35 seconds to secure the event win with 27 microseconds ahead of Omar Mayanja before Ronald Sebuguzi coming in third having posted 1:30:15.11 and Arthur Blick fourth with 1:30:59.66 who came into this rally with a must top podium finish to claim the Rally Calendar’s title.
Yasin who joined Motorsport in 2017 claimed the title with overall 15 points followed by Arthur Blick with 445.
However, Nasser and Katumba’s Kapeeka victory remains on hold following a complaint on their car Subaru GVB alleging to have non-homologated spare parts by Arthur and about their lead by Omar Mayanja.
Meanwhile, Stewards will also have to make a decision on Team Blick’s mid rally scrutineering following concerns about his car as well.
Day one Results
New driver on the block Rajiv Rupaleria together with is co-driver Enoch Olinga in a Proto VW topped day one as the title fight headed into final day having registered the fastest time despite an interruption by the rains.
Rajiv registered 16mins and 12 seconds in the opening stage 1 minute and 13 seconds ahead of second placed Omar Mayanja. Ronald Sebuguzi completed the top five.