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Zim-Zam Rally Challenge Enters Second Round

LUSAKA, Apr. 15 - second round of the inaugural Zim-Zam Rally Challenge which involves Zimbabwean and Zambian drivers, revs off next weekend in Lusaka with local drivers keen to challenge for the top honours.

Zambia Motor Sports Association (ZMSA) motor sport coordinator Sylvia Chalikosa said Muna Singh would lead the charge for honours by the Zambian drivers and would be striving to beat Zimbabwean Jesse Watson who is leading on 10 points, two more than the Zambian rally ace.

Zambia also took third and fourth positions in the first round which was held in Zimbabwe last monthend through Paul Monge and Khalid Essa while Abdul Hamad finished 11th.

She said the Zim-Zam Rally, the latest event on the 2004 motor sport calendar, would serve as a dress rehearsal for the Zambia International Rally which was the next big event.

The ZMSA motor sport coordinator said the Zim-Zam Rally would see an exchange of not only driving skills among the crews but also the officials.

Chalikosa said Zimbabwean Motor Sport Federation (ZMSF) steward Austin Whitehead would officiate at the event and that scrutineering would be held on Friday next week at Auto World, the major sponsors.

ZMSA officials Max Malauni, Chris Wakunguma and Ian Mbewe officiated the first round which was held in Harare last monthend as deputy clerk of course, competition relations officer and steward respectively.

The other sponsors are Motor Mart, G3 Security, Madison Insurance, Lusaka Hotel and Amerex and appealed to other business houses to come forward and assist either in monetary form or otherwise.

By Sports Reporter
Source: The Times of Zambia / allAfrica Global Media

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