By Andrew Irumba
The Indian Association of Uganda has awarded youthful businessman Rajeev Ruparelia for his great contribution in Uganda’s Motor Sports Federation.
Rajeev was awarded the Upcoming Sportsman of the Year award after his outstanding performance in the recent rallies, in which he emerged victorious.
Rajeev emerged winner of the Motorsport Clubs of Uganda (FMU) 2019 Autocross event on Sunday 23rd June in Kayunga, which was just his second competitive event and for that he was given the Indian Achiever’s Award 2019, on August 31, in recognition of his stunning rally antics, despite being new in the sports.
Rajiv finished an impressive time of 05:18.5, ahead of the experienced Lwakataka who came in second place at a time of 05:22.2. Ronald Sebuguzi came third while Arthur Blick Jr settled for fourth.
In his first race, Rajiv came second after clocking a time of 10:44 in the Enduro Autocross Championship 2019 at Zion Estates in Ssisa.
The Son to city tycoon, Sudhir Ruparelia, received specialized training at the Rallystar Motorsport Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team nicknamed Double Trouble cruises in a VW Polo Proto imported from Poland. Rajiv is navigated by Ronnie Walia and managed by Dipu Ruparelia while Mike Mwangi is the Chief Mechanic