Rallye des 1000 Collines set for December 15-16

The 2017 National Rally Championship will climax with Rallye des 1000 Collines that will be held on December 15-16 in Nyamata, BugeseraDistrict.

The 2017 National Rally Championship will climax with Rallye des 1000 Collines that will be held on December 15-16 in Nyamata, BugeseraDistrict.

The National Championship started with the Gorilla in the Mist rally in Uganda (March 3-5), followed by the Sprint Rally held in Nyamata (May 20), Uganda Pearl of Africa Rally (June30-July 2), Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally (September 8-9) while the most recent event was the Huye Rally held last month.

“Right now, we’re still looking for sponsors for Rallye des Milles Collines, which will be held on December 15-16 as the final race on the national calendar,” Rwanda Auto Club (RAC) secretary general, Ange Francois Cyatangabo, said.

Cyantangabo further disclosed that organising the two-day Rallye des Mille Collines will cost them over Rwf50m.

The annual event will be held on the roads of Nyamata, GakoNyagihunika, Kamabuye and Rilima, covering a total distance of 168.22km.

Fans will have one view point in Nyamata, 4km from the main road and will be able to watch the cars six times. Ugandan Pole Pole Wilbert andMbogo Bashir–Mitsubishi Evolution VI (Kajala Rally Team) are defending champions.

Jean-Claude Gakwaya leads with the race for the Rwanda National Championship with 67 points, a whole 31 points ahead of his closest challenger Christophe Nizette (36 points).

FabriceNyiridandi with 23 points is in third place, Christian Kanangire with 13 points, GeneseSemana with six points while FergadiotisTassosGakuba and Alain Murenzi are on bottom with three points each, respectively.

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