Rajiv Ruparelia Loses Kaliro Sugar Rally Competitions After His Car Rammed Into Ditch
By Uganda Online Media
Kampala: Rajiv Ruparelia rally team as well as the Ruparelia group were left in a somber mood after their senior Rajiv rammed his P/VW Proto car into a ditch that saw him lose the Kaliro Sugar Rally competitions concluded today.
According to reliable sources in Jinja, “The Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team (RRRT) crew is okay. The driver is fine but his navigator was taken to the hospital for a check. No injuries to crew”.
Rajiv and Olinga were in the lead by the closure of business on day one with 22:23:23 after winning the competitive stage and super special stages ahead of Hassan Alwi (22:51:47), Ponsiano Lwakataka (23:01:12), Ronald Ssebuguzi (23:35:07), and others but unfortunately, Rajiv’s day did not end in joy as expected.
The competitions have been won by Ponsiano Lwakataka while Hassan Alwi won the second slot.
According to witnesses, the unfortunate incident on Rajiv’s side happened today morning in the first of the five sections when he crashed into a ditch before getting a mechanical breakdown that forced him out of the game.
One excited fan of Rajiv said, “It’s unbelievable that senior driver is out of the game. His bombardier (car) disappointed him after crashing into a ditch but the good news is that Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team (RRRT) crew is okay. The driver is fine.”
The two-day rally was split between Iganga and Kaliro districts with a total distance of 276 Kilometers. 124 Kilometers were competitive while 151 Kilometers were covered in stages.