19-Year-Old Ali Wins FIA Rally Star Uganda Digital Challenge

Mohammed Ali Ahmed, 19, is the winner of the FIA Rally Star Uganda Digital Challenge.

Ali beat seven other candidates in the digital motorsport talent search program.

He posted the best time of 4 minutes and 40 seconds in the simulator competition held at the X-Drive Motorsport Simulator Parlour, Kampala.

The teenager will represent Uganda at the African finals scheduled to be held from 27th – 29th May, 2022 at the Zwartkops raceway in South Africa.

Mohammed Ali with his parents; 2008 Uganda Rally Champion Dr. Ahmed Ashraf.

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile – FIA Rally Star program was launched as a global detection of talented rally drivers aged 17 to 26 years.

The Federation of Motorsports Clubs of Uganda (FMU) is one of fifty-five (55) associations involved in the selection program.

The ultimate objective of program is to detect, train and develop drivers who have the potential to become future stars of the World Rally Championship.

The second phase consists of having the best representatives of each country compete in six Continental Finals (Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Africa, Asia-Pacific, South America and North America).

The best qualifying candidate will follow through three more stages of coaching, training (2023), Two seasons in the Junior WRC (2024-2025) and a fully funded season in the WRC2 (2026).


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