Rally driver Rajiv Ruparelia has exited the Rukaari-Lake Mburo Mbarara Rally 2020 after his VW Proto suffered a mechanical roke down on Sunday.
“The Mbarara Rally comes to an end for Team RR, the Driver Rajiv & Navigator Enoch are safe,” said a statement from his management.
“Due to a technical difficulty, we were unable to complete the 2nd last stage of Day 2 in Mbarara,” it added.
The statement which doesn’t explain the nature of the accident that caused much damage to the car, says Rajiv and his navigator Enoch Olinga are in good condition after the breakdown.
“We would like to officially thank all the fans, PR Team, Organisers, Sponsors for the full support of the well-organised Rukaari Mbarara Rally 2020,” the statement said.
Rajiv, the new kid on the block, was up against senior seasoned drivers Ponsiano Lwakataka, Duncan Mubiru and Ronald Sebuguzi.
He was one of the favourites of the Lake Mburo Game Reserve 150km spread with five competitive sections.
The event is sponsored by shell V-Power, Victoria University, Mwesigwa Resort, Asiatic sports and Fayzo Glass Mart.