Currently, Nasser holds 78 points atop the ARC leaderboard after four rounds. taking a significant step closer to the ARC title with a second-place finish at the Burundi International Rally.
Ugandan rally driver Yasin Nasser has his eyes on the prize, not just one, but three rally titles this year.
Fresh from winning the Ugandan National Rally Championship (NRC), he is shifting gears to focus on his next big challenges: the Tanzanian title and the African Rally Championship (ARC).
Nasser and co-driver Ali Katumba have collected 498 points with two races to spare on the domestic season, but he is not resting just yet.
He further asserted his dominance by powering his Ford Fiesta R5 to victory at the the Tanga Rally in Tanzania on Sunday.
The MOIL Rally team crew clocked 01:26:10, and were trailed by Randeep Singh in second and Manveer Birdi in third.
But for Nasser, these are just numbers that he aims to improve upon.
"I want to seal the Tanzanian title early as I did the Ugandan title,” Nasser said, adding; “Then I will have to put all my attention on the African title.”
With three races still to run on the Tanzanian carlendar, Nasser remains cautiously optimistic as the Tanzanian championship isn't settled yet.
"There are still three races left [in Tanzania], so we still have such a battle to push,” he explained.
“But we have the advantage, and we only have to maintain that and not complicate the situation.”
“The ARC title is still the big fight that we have, because the gap is still tight,” he noted.
Currently, he holds 78 points atop the ARC leaderboard after four rounds. taking a significant step closer to the ARC title with a second-place finish at the Burundi International Rally.
Nasser leads compatriot Jas Mangat who is second on the championship on 63 points and Kenya’s Karan Patel in third on 60 points.
The Uganda native is all too aware that time is of the essence.
"We have to try and use our advantage and close out any titles within our reach as early as possible because the calendar keeps getting tight as we get close to the end of the season," Nasser emphasized.
With the ARC series soon moving to Rwanda for the Rwanda Mountain Gorilla rally due from September 22nd to 24th, and then proceeding to Zambia and Tanzania, Nasser is far from complacent.