[PHOTOS] Bukera leads Rwanda Mt. Gorilla Rally on day 2

Burundian driver Valery Bukera tops the provisional standing by one minute and 28 seconds going into Day 3 of this year’s Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally.
Valery Bukera seen here in Ndemba, Nyamata, has taken the overall lead going into Day 3 of the 2016 Rwanda Mt. Gorilla rally. / Nadege Imbabazi
Valery Bukera seen here in Ndemba, Nyamata, has taken the overall lead going into Day 3 of the 2016 Rwanda Mt. Gorilla rally. / Nadege Imbabazi

Day 2 results: Top 10

1. Valery Bukera (Bur) 01:01:56
2. Rudy Cantenhede (Bur): 01:02:28
3. Muna Singh Jr: (Zam) 01:02:29
4. Hassan Alwi: (Uga) 01:05:55
5. Mohammed Roshanali (Bur): 01:09:09
6. Jean Claude Gakwaya (Rwa) 01:09:40
7. Don Smith 01:11: 10 (Ken) 01:11:20
8. Sultain Kalule: (Bur) 01:11:35
9. Polo Polo Wilberforce: (Uga) 01:12:10
10. Fred Busuulwa: (Uga) 01:13:00

Burundian driver Valery Bukera tops the provisional standing by one minute and 28 seconds going into Day 3 of this year’s Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally.

Rudy Cantenhede and navigator Slyvia Vinevogel, in a Mitsubishi Evo IV, who was flagged off first, dropped to the second place behind after being penalized by four minute for coming out of the Service Park late.

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People turned in full force to enjoy day 2 of the 2016 Rwanda Mt. Gorilla rally on Saturday in Nyamata. / Nadege Imbabazi

Zambian driver Muna Singh Jr, who is navigated by his sister Jasmeen Singh, is on the third position after a steady pace on day two. The pair, driving Subaru Impreza N12, entertained fans at different viewpoints.

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Village kids enjoying the Rwanda Mt. Gorilla Rally in Nyamata on the second day. / Nadege Imbabazi

Jean-Claude Gakwaya is the only local driver in the top ten, laying in sixth place, behind another Burundian, Mohammed Roshanali. 

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Rally fans also enjoyed lots nyama choma and drinks at Ndemba view point. / Nadege Imbabazi

Kenya Don Smith, who leads Muna in the African Rally Championship title race by 29 points, climbed to the 7th position while Hassan Alwi is the best placed Ugandan driver in fourth place.

Fifteen of the 23 cars survived the Day 2 challenge. 

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Rudy Cantanhede started first on Day 2 but has dropped to second, 32 seconds behind leader Valery Bukera. / Nadege Imbabazi

Those that have dropped out include; Tassor Gakuba (Sensor), Jonas Kansiime (Gear box), Christopher Kasozi (mechanical), Geogrey Nsam, (mechanical), Janvier Mutuga (broken Steering rack), Genese Semana (Fuel pump), Fred Busuulwa and Musa Kabega (both mechanical).

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Zambian driver Muna Singh Jr entertaining rally fans on Day 2 at  Ndemba view point. / Nadege Imbabazi
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Rwanda's upcoming rally driver Eric Gakwaya at the starting point on Day 2 in Nyamata. / Nadege Imbabazi

The final day today, starts at 7:15am from the Golden Tulip Hotel before drivers tackle the final five stages of the fifth round of the African Rally Championship calendar.

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