December 7, 2021

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Rajiv wins Kabalega rally, throws BBQ party

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Businessman and rally driver Rajiv Ruparelia has held a Kabalega Rally 2021 Victory BBQ Party to celebrate his first rally win.

Rajiv emerged champion of this year’s Kabalega Rally Edition over the weekend.

The rally which was the fifth round of the National Rally Championship (NRC5) took place on Saturday, October 23, 2021 in the western districts of Hoima and Kikuube.

Ykee Benda, Rajiv and Naiya at Kabira Country Club

In their VW Polo, Rajiv and his co-driver Enoch Olinga of the Ruparelia Rally Team crossed finish line in 1: 45 minutes and 41seconds.

Duncan “Kikankane” Mubiru came second after he crossed finish line in one hour, 45 minutes, 46 seconds.

Ronald Ssebuguzi and Omar Mayanja finished third and fourth, respectively.

Rajiv poses with his car

The Kabalega Rally Edition win was also Rajiv’s maiden National Rally Championship victory.

The next and final round of the championship will head to Jinja on 26-28 November.

On Sunday, Rajiv organized a “Meet and Greet with NRC5 Champion Rajiv Ruparelia” at Kabira Country Club in Bukoto, Kampala.

The party was attended by friends, fans, journalists, singer Ykee Benda and comedian Salvador Idringi.

Speaking to the press, Rajiv attributed his victory to his team’s thorough preparation.

He promised to continue winning titles, saying, “every rally we compete in, we keep getting better”.

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