Vivo Energy Rwanda, Engen Licensee, one of Rwanda’s leading fuel marketers has sponsored Rwanda Sprint Rally 2019. Its main sponsored car emerged winner of the rally organized by Women in Motor Sports.
It was the second of its kind organized since 2018.
The participating aces in the one-day rally which took place in Bugesera district, Eastern Province on Saturday 24th August 2019 were flagged off in Bugesera following the track Gako-Gasenyi-Nemba.
Seven teams of which 3 participants were women competed in the rally that was also in line with preparations for the upcoming African Rally scheduled for Oct 2019.
Engen Rwanda sponsored all drivers with fuel, engine oils, tyres and servicing the car of Giancardo Davite rally team that participated in the race.
Engen Sponsored Team comprising Giancardo Davite and co-driver Rutabingwa Fernand maintained lead during all stages and won the rally using 55min and 4 seconds.
They were followed by the team of Claude Gakwaya and Claudine Batamuliza using 1hour and 14 seconds.
After receiving the trophy in a colorful ceremony that took place at Golden Tulip Hotel in Nyamata town of Bugesera district, Giancardo expressed delight over the victory and thanked Vivo Energy Rwanda for all the support including maintenance, refueling, among other technical assistance that gave him a competitive edge during the race.
Shema Amani, the Commercial Manager at Vivo Energy Rwanda said that the victory of sponsored drivers induces pride and reflects on the company’s ambition of maintaining lead positions in all services rendered to clients.
“We are the winning team. Our efforts have really paid off and the victory gave us courage to keep up the momentum sponsoring sports events. It is neither the first nor the last time sponsoring such events and we look forward to continued partnerships in promoting sports,” he promised.
Last year, Vivo Energy Rwanda partnered with the Rwanda AutoMobile Club (RAC) for the fourth year to sponsor the 13th edition of the Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally.
The sponsorship of the rally involved $15,000 under a one-year renewable contract.