Organised by the Arusha Motor Sports Club (AMSC) the dubbed, ?Utrack Nane Nane Rally 2015,? has attracted 30 motorists who will be spinning their wheels along 153 kilometres long racing tracks starting from Arusha City, speeding along the main Dodoma road, but eventually covering most of Monduli, Kisongo and Miserani terrains of Monduli District.
Going into the wild, driving along horrible roads can be a nightmare even to the most experienced rally drivers, that is why this time all vehicles participating in the motor race will be fitted with modern tracking devices that are so far only used in the World Rally Championship (WRC).
?Our main sponsors for this year?s Nane-Nane rally include the Utrack Africa Limited and Radiowaves,? stated Manmit Singh, the Vice-Chairman for Arusha Motorsports Club, who also returns as one of the defending Champions for the annual motor racing event.
?The two firms are working to ensure that all cars feature ?Real Time Tracking? system, VHR Repeater Monitoring System as well as special Panic Buttons for drivers in case of emergency,? stated Hafeedh Hashim, the Sales Executive for Utrack Africa Limited.
Hashim explained that each of the rally vehicles will be tracked and real time tracked effectively via computerised satellite co-ordination. ?We shall also field our own rally team to be led by ace driver, Gerald Miller.
During the previous 2014 EDC Power Nane-Nane Rally of last year, Manmit Singh codrove the winning car alongside Navraj Hans.
The latter however won?t be participating in this year?s rally because he happens to be away in the United Kingdom. According to Singh, the Utrack Nane-Nane Rally has attracted seven drivers from the neighboring country of Kenya, including ace dust raisers like Alaister Cavenagh, Ofkar Rai, Tejveer Rai, Jas Chatte, Asao Khan and Raymond Kariuki who are also candidates for the forthcoming Kenya Airways East African Safari Rally which runs next November.
Apart from Utrack and Radiowaves, other firms sponsoring the Nane-Nane 2015 Rally this weekend include the A-to-Z Group, Yellowstone, Dodoma Transport Company, EDC and Kibo Palace Hotel.
By MARC NKWAME, Tanzania Daily News