Rajiv a son to the City tycoon Dr. Sudhir Ruparalia turned a budding rally driver, on Sunday May 26 came second, in the National Autocross, Enduro and 4×4 Challenge championship after clocking a record time 10:44 minutes in a speedy and thunderous racing at Sisa Zion estates greater Entebbe.
Over fifteen crews signed up for the weekend Autocross do and race at Zion Estate, Sisa that was won by Ronald Ssebuguzi, in 10:04 minutes. Whereas Round one winner Jonas Kasiime came third on 10:54 minutes.
This year’s Autocross race marks an impressive debut for Rajiv; who is rallying under his ‘RR – Rally Team Sometimes known as Team “DOUBLE TROUBLE’ and driving his newly launched VW POLO PROTO, Sport Car imported from Poland.
Rajiv Ruparelia revealed to the media that, he loved racing right child hood and what he is doing now it’s a dream come true and Ugandans must expect the best racing skills from his RR Double Trouble Team.
“I decided to join rallying just to feed my strong passion for Motorsport to make people happy and also I wanted to have fun, rallying is not something you just wake up and take on. I decided to join a rally school in South Africa to get myself equipped with some knowledge and experience,” Rajiv revealed recently.
Rajiv Ruparelia says he decided to go to South Africa to study and understand more techniques and skills about racing and making it impactful to community and see how to improve the motor sport game with vigor and professionalism it requires to make it boom. Sports of any kind has always been in me and i am competitive and will be compete to inspire more people of my generation to love this game and give it momentum it requires.
“I joined Rallystar Academy in South Africa last month for specialized rally training and was trained by Africa’s number one trainer Leone Botha”Rajiv Ruparelia revealed.
He said that, “the Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team (RR) is a brand that is not just about rallying but also supporting the community.
The team will leverage on its connection with Ruparelia Foundation and Rajiv Ruparelia Scholarship at Victoria University to give back to community.” By supporting needy people get the best in sports, education, entertainment and health.
Navigated by Ronnie Walia, Rajiv’s ‘RR – Double Trouble’ Team is managed by veteran rally driver Dipu Ruparelia, while Mike Mwangi is the Chief Mechanic. Rajiv’s ‘RR – Double Trouble’ will now focus attention to the upcoming Pearl of Africa rally under the Federation of Motor Sport in Uganda (FMU).