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Vivo Energy Uganda Revs Up Excitement: Extends Title Sponsorship for Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally

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  • Vivo Energy Uganda, the distributor of Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda, reaffirmed its commitment to Ugandan motorsport by announcing its continued title sponsorship of the Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally, set to take place from May 10th to 12th, 2024, in Jinja.
  • Jimmy Akena, President of the Federation of Motorsports Uganda, lauded Vivo Energy Uganda’s continued commitment to the event, remarking, “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Vivo Energy Uganda for the Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally.

Vivo Energy Uganda, the distributor of Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda, reaffirmed its commitment to Ugandan motorsport by announcing its continued title sponsorship of the Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally, set to take place from May 10th to 12th, 2024, in Jinja. Demonstrating its dedication, the company has extended a sponsorship package valued at UGX 300 million to the Federation of Motor Sports Uganda.

Johan Grobbelaar, Managing Director of Vivo Energy Uganda, expressed pride in the ongoing sponsorship, stating, “We are delighted to uphold our title sponsorship of the Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally. Our enduring collaboration with the Federation of Motorsport Uganda underscores our steadfast support for the Ugandan motorsport community. Through this sponsorship, we aim to nurture the aspirations of rally drivers and enthusiasts across the nation.”

Hon. Jimmy Akena, President of the Federation of Motorsports Uganda, lauded Vivo Energy Uganda’s continued commitment to the event, remarking, “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Vivo Energy Uganda for the Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally. Their steadfast backing has been pivotal in propelling the growth and success of motorsport in Uganda.”

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During the press conference, Vivo Energy Uganda introduced renowned rally driver Jas Mangat as the latest addition to the Shell Uganda Rally team. With three National Rally Championship titles and the 2022 Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally victory under his belt, Mangat brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the team. The company also confirmed its ongoing sponsorship of rally ace Ronald Sebuguzi for the thirteenth consecutive year.

The annual Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally holds significant importance in the Ugandan motorsport calendar, and with increased sponsorship from Shell V-Power, this year’s event in Jinja promises to be more thrilling and challenging than ever before. The Federation of Motorsports Uganda urged motorsport enthusiasts from Uganda and beyond to anticipate an unforgettable weekend filled with adrenaline-fueled action, while emphasizing the importance of personal safety and adherence to rally guidelines and road safety regulations.

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