Motor sport

Semakula and I can make a very good team, says Arthur Blick Jnr

BY KASULE MUBARAK

Arthur Blick Jnr has vowed to give his competitors ‘a run for their money’ in this weekend’s Central Motor Club Challenge rally.

Blick Jnr, who came second in Mbarara during the first round of the National Rally Championship, reckons that his game plan was spot-on in Mbarara, and together with Unisan Bakunda as co-driver what happened was expected of their team.

However, Bakunda decided to return to driver’s seat for the remainder of the season after Abdul Kateete gifted him a car.

He was replaced by George Semakula.

“Unisan got a good opportunity to get back behind the wheel and I could not ruin his chances because you all saw last year that he is a force to reckon. I wish him the best in that new hunt,” Blick Jnr, the 2015 NRC champion said.

He, however, believes Semakula will carry a lot of experience to his hunt for the second NRC.

“Semakula is a two time National Champion Navigator and has navigated for top drivers in Uganda such as Ponsiano Lwakataka, Duncan Mubiru, John Consta, Adam Rauf Essa and Rose Lwakataka. I am sure we will make a good team together,” added Blick Jnr.

Blick Jnr, who has already gone through the route in Mukono believes this particular round is ‘very tight and  rough’ which ‘makes it so exciting and unpredictable’.

“The route has some rough, technical and twisty areas. You need brains and nerves of steel to win this rally,” he told UspaMedia.

Jas Mangat leads the divers’ standings with 100 points.

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