THE Pembe Milling national rally championship, which is the fourth round of the 2016 Zambia Motor Sport Association (ZMSA) national series, is set for July 23 to 24 in Lusaka.
At a media briefing in Lusaka yesterday, Pembe Milling unveiled a K70, 000 sponsorship package towards the staging of the rally next weekend.
Pembe Milling human resources manager Wesley Musukwa said the company was glad to partner with ZMSA in 2016 and will ensure the successful hosting of the event.
“We are happy once more to be part of this growing sport. This is one sport that continues to give a platform to the young drivers to compete at national and international level. We are putting in K35, 000 in kind and another K35,000 in cash,” he said.
ZMSA vice-president Sam Chi’gambu said the association was humbled by Pembe’s support to the association and the donation of bags of mealie meal to the under-privileged in various communities.
“The association is thankful for Pembe’s continued support and more especially the donation of foodstuffs to the under-privileged. This sport cannot exist without the support of the community. I call on other corporate entities to emulate Pembe and provide assistance to the communities,” he said.
Meanwhile, Jassy Singh sent warning shots to his opponents, saying he was ready for the race and targeting the title.
Jassy said the championship title was still in contention and will therefore work hard to clutch good points in the fourthcoming event.
“I am ready for the event and certainly target the top position. I will not be in a hurry to say I am winning the 2016 championship because the race is still open; we have four more rounds,” he said.
ZMSA clerk Paul Monge said the event had so far attracted 26 drivers but was expecting more entries and probably some withdrawals. Monge said the 1.3 kilometres qualifying stage will be held at Lusaka Show Grounds while the main race with a total distance of 150 kilometres is set for Fringila Farms in Chisamba.