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Ugandans make early entry into the 2019 Safari Rally

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Ugandans Leon Ssenyange, Ronald Ssebuguzi, Kephar Walubi and Anthony Mugambwa have entered the Mitsubishi Evolution X as they debut in the Kenya Safari Rally due to take place next month.

The 2019 Safari Rally will run as a World Rally Championship (WRC) candidate event as well as an Africa Rally Championship (ARC) round.

The event will take place from July 5th to 7th rally while the entries will close on June 19th.

Twenty one (21) drivers including three foreigners from UK and Zambians have so far registered for the three-day event which is in its 67th edition.

The Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, will play host to the first competitive stage of the event.

A specially created Super Special Stage of 4.3 kilometres within the vicinity of the stadium and the start ramp will be the curtain raiser for the Safari Rally.

Designed specifically for the spectators, expected in the thousands, the special stage will showcase the excitement that comes with an event of this magnitude.

Cars will thereafter proceed to the super special Gatamaiyo stage then head to Naivasha for service and the first overnight parc ferme at the Naivasha Sopa Resort.

The second and third days will see the crew tackle Naivasha and Gilgil areas to conclude a 881km rally.

The Safari Rally is a rally race held in East Africa. It was first held from 27 May to 1 June 1953 as the East African Coronation Safari in Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika as a celebration of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

In 1960 it was renamed the East African Safari Rally and kept that name until 1974, when it became the Safari Rally. It is one of the most prestigious and celebrated rallies of its time, as well as one of the toughest.

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