Kampala: Subaru N10’s fast talking driver, Abdul Katete, has put to notice fellow drivers that he will overcome his rally misfortunes and finish in the top 5 come the UMC Challenge rally in Fortportal this weekend.
Katete, who is yet to finish an event this season says he has rebuilt his engine, improved his mechanical and management team and undergone some practice all in a bid to sharpen his skills and prove that he is worth being considered among the big guns.
The Shufurah Transporters and Comat Lab sponsored driver navigated by Rahma Mohammed was however reminded of his lack of grit by the on-form sensational Unisan Bakunda.
“You can even be beaten 3 minutes in a 20km stage with the way you drive, you are still upcoming,” Unisan told him while trading banter over the weekend.
During the SMC rally last Month, Katete suffered an electrical problem in the last stage after overcoming a 10 minute penalty for delay in service on day one.
” My car engine ceased while I was posting good speeds after overcoming an off-road miss in the morning stage because of the rains, but after that I was posting very good times and even met and passed some cars in the stages,” said Abdu from his workshop in Sonde.
“I am going to unleash the dragon in Fort portal and these top guns should watch out for team 444 coming behind them” he added.
Katete has been driving for the last 6 years starting in a Subaru GC8 and after upgrading to the Subaru N10 late last year, embarked on a serious challenge this season.
Katete’s four children, Talha, Shamie, Shadia and Sharifah are competing in the national Motocross championship under Team 444