Pearl of Africa Rally

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Pearl of Africa Rally or Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally is one of the main motorsport events in Uganda. It is part of the National Rally Championship and the FIA Africa Rally Championship (ARC).

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Ugandan race driver Emma Katto in the Pearl of Africa Rally 2007(PHOTO:Bruno Birakwate)

[edit] Origins

The first edition of the Pearl of Africa Rally was held in 1997 as an African Rally Championship candidate event. This followed the successful organisation of Burundi's Great Lakes Rally in Uganda in 1996. The Great Lakes Rally was moved to Uganda due to political instability in Buganda. Inspired by the success fo the Great Lakes Rally, Uganda decided to apply for its own African Rally Championship event in 1997.

[edit] Past winners of Pearl of Africa Rally

  • 1996 (run under FIA rules as the Great Lakes Rally, jointly with Club Automobile du Burundi) - Karim Hirji / Frank Nekusa (Uganda) - Toyota Celica ST 185
  • 1997 (run for the first time as the Pearl of Africa Rally, ARC candidate event) - Chipper Adams / Justin Beyendeza (Uganda)- Toyota Supra
  • 1998 (Second edition) - Charles Muhangi / Steven Byaruhanga (Uganda) - Subaru Impreza
  • 1999 (Third edition) - Chipper Adams / Justin Beyendeza(Uganda) - Toyota Supra
  • 2000 (Fourth edition) - Charlie Lubega / Abed Musa (Uganda) - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4
  • 2001 - Not held
  • 2002 - (Fifth edition) - Johnny Gemmel /Robert Paisley (South Africa) - Subaru Impreza
  • 2003 (Sixth edition) - Charlie Lubega / Abed Musa (Uganda) - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4
  • 2004 (Seventh edition) - Charlie Lubega / Abed Musa (Uganda) - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4
  • 2005 (Eigth edition) - Riyaz Kurji / Sayed Kadri (Uganda) - Subaru Impreza N10
  • 2006 (Ninth edition) - Riyaz Kurji / Sayed Kadri (Uganda) - Subaru Impreza N8
  • 2007 (Tenth edition) - Conrad Rautenbach / Peter Marsh (Zimbabwe) - Subaru Impreza N10

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