Motorsport: Shell V-Powrer pearl rally faces route changes

Vivo Energy Uganda MD Johan Grobbelaar signs on 250million cheque for the event

The proposed route for this year’s Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Rally (POUAR) will face changes from its initial design.

The changes follow a review of the internal operations of Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited (SCOUL), who have offered part of their land for the rally.

Fmu president Dipu(2nd L) signs an Mou with Vivo Energy Uganda managing director Johan Grobbelaar

In the letter dated 24th March 2022, SCOUL stated that; “Following an analysis of the proposed route of the above rally by your team chaired by our Regional Director, it was observed that the route traverses through the center of our operations.

“This proposed route will greatly impact on our operations, affecting sugar production, ethanol, carbon dioxide and power generation for the national grid.

SCOUL has however offered another vast area in which new routes will be designed”

The organizers of the Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Rally have informed the FIA of the situation.

Two stages; that is, Shekhar Mehta and Mabira which constituted 45 percent of the rally will be replaced. The longest Kasaku Tea stage is staying intact.

According to the organizing committee, the new route design will be out in a week’s time.

The Shell V-Power sponsored rally is the third round of the 2022 African and Uganda rally championships. The rally is scheduled for 6-8 May, 2022.

Transport minister Gen.Edward Katumba Wamala(L), MD Vivo Energy Uganda Johan and FMU president Dipu unveil the event Logo

Entries for the Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Rally will open on 1st April, 2022.

Competitors from Zambia, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania are expected to participate.

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