THE 78.84 kilometres Zambia Motor Sport Association (ZMSA) second round Alliance Motors national rally championship revs off today in Lusaka with 27 drivers competing for honours.
The race is set to start with the special stage at Lusaka‘s Twin Palm Mall in Avondale this afternoon with old-timer Muna Singh Snr among the drivers to entertain spectators with his dare devil driving skills.
This stage will cover a total distance of 2.2 kilometres while the main race shifts to Barn Motel tomorrow.
The main event is divided into three stages which include Chartonel which will be a closed race while the Bull and Water Falls will be open to spectators.
ZMSA vice-president Sam Chingámbu said the second round rally national championship will be used as a dummy for the international competition next month.
“All is in place for the two-day event that starts tomorrow (today). This event is a dummy for the international championship. We want to ensure the drivers are well equipped ahead of the international championship,” he said.
And Chingámbu thanked Alliance Motors for pumping K60,000 into the race as main sponsors of today’s event.
Alliance Motors general manager Anore Bonthuys said they were happy to support the association in hosting the event.
“We take pride in supporting this discipline of sport as it is the core of what we are, which is cars. This is the birth of a wonderful relationship with the association.
‘‘Our total sponsorship package is K60,000 comprising of K45,000 in cash and a further K15,000 in the form of advertising materials,” he said.
Alliance Motors are sole authorised distributors of Jaguar and Land Rover in Zambia.
Veteran Muna Snr is favourite to win this race following his victorious comeback in the last Madmax-sponsored first round national championship held in February.
He faces competition from his son, defending national champion Muna Singh Jnr.
Other notable drivers include Miles Monge, Kelvin Mhlanga, Azim and Farook Ticklay.