Drivers are optimistic about the 2020 Eastern Motor Club-EMC rally
championship in Jinja district.
After finalizing the scrutinizing exercise at the Shell petrol station in Jinja
town on Friday, drivers say that the event will help them attract more fans for
the sport in the eastern part of the country.
Abdul Ssempebwa, a driver from Lugazi municipality says that the rally will
boost eastern-based drivers.
“I am compelled that, this
rally will re-energize our colleagues from the eastern part of the country to
invest more in motorsport development,” he says.
Samuel Watendwa, a driver says that EMC hasn’t organized rallies for the past
two years which has demoralized their fans away from the sport.
Watendwa has further promised to give his fans the professional motorsport
experience as they cheer him during the rally track.
//cue in: “tuuze…
Nasser Ratib, another driver from Jinja town, cautions spectators to ensure
safety by keeping off the racing tracks during the rally.
//cue in: “I am going…
Cue out…my road please,”.
EMC rally spokesperson, Nicholas Isabirye says that safety mansions alongside
racing track hosting communities on Friday afternoon demarcated the spectators'
Isabirye adds that warning vehicles have been instituted to alert spectators on
any possible racing car which he says will help fans to keep off the tracks at
This year’s EMC rally has attracted 48 drivers who will be flagged off by the
Busoga king, HRH William Gabula on Saturday.