Rally driver Didas Matsiko has received a major financial boost ahead of the upcoming local rally events.
The driver has recieved a sponsorship package of Sh85m from SolarNow, a Uganda-based company that deals in solar home systems.
Announcing the package at the company’s offices in Kansanga, Douglas Dullo the country sales manager, noted:
We felt that it was right to come out and help Matsiko, he is a future rising star and we are privileged to work with him.
“While our key objective at SolarNow remains to transform lives across Uganda through provision of quality but affordable solar energy solutions, as an organisation, we want to give back to the community we work with especially in the development of our youth through sports.”
Matsiko’s manager for Inertia Runway, showed his delight:
We are so grateful for this partnership, we are young people but we have big and brave hearts.”
In Mbarara, driving a Subaru Impreza, with his navigator Alfred Mutanda, Matsiko clocked 2:30.15 to finish 16th, a difficult race that saw 14 drivers retire, won by Jas Mangat.
Matsiko, in his own words, said:
Most of the challenges we face in rally are always financial related, so am glad for this sponsorship and I promise to keep their flag high.”
All roads lead to Masaka:
The third round of the National Rally Championship(NRC) event, organized by the Southern Motor Club, is set for this weekend in Masaka.
Matsiko revealed that he is eyeing to finish on top places
I have finished in better places, I once finished third, 16th and others, but my main aim will always be to finish the race.
I believe that I have got enough and thorough preparations so my fans should expect the best out of me.”
It was confirmed that the Masaka rally will cover a total distance of 269 kilometres with 159.7km being competitive.
The rally will start with scruiteenering on Friday before the competitive section gets underway on Saturday with a double circuit at Kako Track with cars going for two rounds covering a total distance of 2.8km.
From there, the rally will have the proper session starts from Kyabakuza to Kalisizo covering 41.56km followed by a section from Bukeli to Kyotera.
The third session will stretch from Bikila to Kalisizo (24km) and then proceed up-to Sunday evening with other sections.