By Nasser Kasozi Akandwanaho
The Federation of Motorsports Clubs of Uganda (FMU) ON Friday 16th Dec 2022 held a colorful ceremony for the season awards for 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. Nearly three years had passed since the awards had been not organized.
“These awards have come a bit late given the challenges the federation has faced before arising from Covid and many more,” Dipur Ruparelia said during the glamorous event that took place on Friday evening at the Kabira hotel in Bukoto.
Dipur Ruparelia, president of the FMU, stated, “But we are thankful that we managed to organize this big event and award all of our champions.”
The ceremony honored all motocross, autocross, enduro, and national rally champions from 2019 to this year.
FMU president Dipur Ruparelia presented special awards to individuals who have made significant contributions to the sport in previous years during the awards ceremony.
Tycoon Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, Chairman of the Ruparelia Group of Companies, was named FMU’s main sponsor at the FMU annual season awards in 2022.
The Ruparelia Group, which is owned by Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, was recognized for its child companies; the Speke Group of Hotels, the Ruparelia Foundation, and the Kabira Country Club, for always supporting the FMU rally championships and other Motorcross events.
Owned by Businessman Dr Sudhir Ruparelia, the Ruparelia Group was recognised for its child companies; the Speke Group of Hotels, the Ruparelia Foundation and the Kabira Country Club, for always supporting the FMU rally championships and other motorcross events.
Other FMU Sponsors recognised on the night included; Lato Milk, MoIL, Uganda Lodges, Dunlop Tyres, Mountain Dew, among others.
“These awards have come a bit late given the challenges the federation has faced before arising from Covid and many more. But we are thankful that we managed to organize this big event and award all our champions,” said the FMU president Dipu Ruparelia.
In other award categories for the night, the Katende and Blick brothers, Filbert Muwonge, Gift Sebuguzi, Sharifah Kateete, Kylan Wekesa racked up the most awards for their achievements in their respective motocross classes since 2019.
While Godfrey Nsereko (2019), Ibrahim Lubega (2020/21), and 2022 winner Oscar Ntambi were crowned two-wheel drive champions.
Ibrahim Lubega also received his 2019 Clubman Rally Championship award sharing the stage with Muhammed Bwete who is the reigning champion in the category.
Yasin Nasser and Ali Katumba ended their wait to be confirmed as the 2019 National Rally Champions.
In the meantime, the Katende and Blick siblings, Filbert Muwonge, Gift Sebuguzi, Sharifah Kateete, and Kylan Wekesa got the most honors for their accomplishments in their separate motocross classes beginning around 2019.