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7 Local Rally Drivers To Participate In Zim/Zam Championships

LUSAKA, Mar 24 - Seven Zambian rally drivers have confirmed their participation in this weekend's Zim/Zam championships and left for Zimbabwe yesterday in time for Friday's event.

Zambia Motor Sports Association (ZMSA) deputy rally commissioner Muna Singh who is leading the team of drivers named them as Rammy Singh, his brother (Toyota Celica), Khalid Essa (Mitsubishi), Charles Kapya (Nissan), Ken Mukosa (Land Rover) and new entrant Abdul Hamad in a (Subaru).

"I am a new learner and I have just come to the sport, I still have a long way to go. This will be my second race and first international race to participate in," Hamad said.

Muna said the association is still looking for fuel companies to help sponsor the newly introduced Zim/Zam championships that has been categorised in six events rotating between the two countries.

The Zambia national champion who described his Subaru Imprezza vehicle as being in 'perfect condition' for this year's championships, however, said that he is still discussing with his sponsors, Madison Insurance about the possibility of buying a new vehicle.

"I won the last championship we had here and unless it is just a question of luck on that day, we hope to go out there and do business.

"I have done all the work on the vehicle, everything seems okay so far but I am talking to my sponsors for a new car before the Zimbabwe challenge," Muna said.

Muna also lauded the business community for support towards the sport saying "The organisation is so nice and different, for the first time we are collecting money months before the event. And this shows that the business community has seen what ZMSA can do and put money upfront."

by Sports Reporter
Source: The Times of Zambia/All Africa Global Media

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