Rally driver Duncan ‘Kinkane’ Mubiru left the country last week for Oryx Energies rally held in Tanzania over the weekend after assuring fans that only a win would suffice in good old Tanganyika.
However, the driver dropped out of the rally on Day 1 of the rally after a engine failure of his EvoX dashed all hope of pushing for the domestic rally title. Duncan arrived in Tanzania hoping to revive his slim title chances after falling off the pace of the championship leaders.
“Our target was to give our fans happiness in Tanzania but may be the car wasn’t on our side. It was a good chance as we were to score abnormal points (140) if we had finished and won the rally. Since we failed we can only participate in the remaining rallies for fun but with no intention now,” said Mubiru.
Due to breakdown of Mubiru’s car, the chances of taking part in the oncoming Kabalega Rally to be held in Hoima and Masindi are slimmer than ever before. But with the availability of his Subaru N14, Duncan says he might be tempted to take part.
“Rallying is like being possessed by demons. The moment you start rallying, there and then you become addicted to the game. Yes our car got a mechanical breakdown especially the engine and it may not be easy to replace but we shall check on the Subaru to see if we can use that during the Hoima rally,” said Mubiru. Mubiru used his EvoX for the Oryx Energies rally in Tanzania.
Mubiru can only win this year’s NRC championship if Jas Mangat fails to score points in his (Mangat) two remaining rounds of the season.