Much as Every competitor’s nightmare came to pass for the crew of Yusuf “Dusty” Bukenya /Frank Serugo when their EVO IX caught fire and burnt to ashes.
The crew escaped but was treated for minor injuries.
“We sensed the fire peeping from the back on a stretch of about 400 meters at top speed and as we tried to stop we hit a jump that flipped us onto the bank and that flamed the fire,” said Frank Serugo.
“By the time we took the jump, our focus was on the fire,” he added as he explained circumstance that led to the fire.
Earlier control Marshals had to quickly put out a flame on Adam Rauf front tyres when the car arrived at the FF with both front tyre disks red hot and flaming. Of the 34 starters, only 17 managed to complete the race.