Vivo Energy Uganda Renews Title Sponsorship for Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally, Enhancing Motorsport’s Thrill.

Vivo Energy Uganda has announced its ongoing partnership as the title sponsor of the Shell V-Power Annual Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally, set to occur from May 10th to 12th, 2024, in Jinja. The company, responsible for marketing and distributing Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda, has reiterated its commitment to Ugandan motorsport by extending a sponsorship package valued at sh300 million to the Federation of Motor Sports Uganda.

Johan Grobbelaar, the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Uganda, emphasized the significance of this contribution, stating that it underscores Vivo Energy’s dedication to talent nurturing, safety promotion, and motorsport growth in Uganda.

“We are proud to once again be the title sponsor of the Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally. Our long-standing partnership with Federation of Motorsport Uganda reflects our unwavering commitment to the motorsport community in Uganda. Through this sponsorship, we aim to support the dreams and aspirations of rally drivers and enthusiasts across the country,” he said.

Hon. Jimmy Akena, the President of the Federation of Motorsports Uganda, commended Vivo Energy Uganda’s decade-long dedication to the Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally, acknowledging their instrumental role in the sport’s success and growth in Uganda.

At the press event hosted at Vivo Energy offices, the company introduced renowned rally driver Jas Mangat as the latest addition to the Shell Uganda Rally team. Mangat, a three-time National Rally Champion and the 2022 Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally winner, brings extensive experience and skill to the team.

Additionally, Vivo Energy confirmed its continued sponsorship of rally ace, Ronald Sebuguzi, for the thirteenth year. The Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally is a significant event in the Ugandan motorsport calendar, and with Shell V-Power’s increased sponsorship, the event promises to be even more thrilling and challenging.

The Federation of Motorsports Uganda encouraged motorsport enthusiasts from Uganda and beyond to anticipate an unforgettable weekend of adrenaline-fueled action while emphasizing the importance of personal safety and adherence to rally guidelines and road safety regulations.