Rajiv to dust off VW polo for KCB Machakos Rally in Kenya


KAMPALA– As the Autocross National  Rally Championship calendar in Uganda still in it,’s final stages to kick off.

Rajiv Ruparelia has opted to taste the deeper waters by gearing up for his second  international competitions at the KCB Machakos rally slated March 27- 28.

The high speed driver whose adrenaline levels are in  over- drive mood has promised to stage up a competitive fight with some of the great drivers in the rally.

Together with his  co-driver Enoch Olinga in their  VW Proto Polo, they were able to finish 12th in the recently concluded Nakuru rally which kicked off season in Kenya striking a time of 2:50:38:4.

The rally ace will tussle it out with formidable speed merchants such as Baldev Chager in (Mistubishi Lancer  Evo)  the winner of the Nakuru rally, Tejveer Rai, Onkar Rai, Jasmeet Chana (Ice man) among others.

Team Uganda is all focusing on Rajiv the Kapeeka Champion to rub shoulders with the  big guns  in their country and at least make it with a podium finish. 

In a recent interview after the Nakuru rally,  Rajiv applauded them for the great organisation and  excellent recording of time done on satellite which is not the case here.

He also noted that such international  competitions give him a new feeling and  open  his eyes in regards to how we can build and work cohensively as the Ugandan Federation.

Due to the COVID – 19 pandemic , there will  be no spectators to enjoy and shower some  dust as it has been before.

The  Machakos rally is the second on the Kenyan National Rally Championship that contributes to the table standing  of the drivers.

On behalf of Team Uganda, we wish Rajiv all the best as he raises the Ugandan Flag high.