Rally drivers and their co-drivers will now get specialized and well research first aid skills training at Victoria University, Vice-Chancellor Assoc. Prof. Krishna N Sharma has said.
The pledge to support the rally fraternity was made when officials visited the university to discuss the details of the growing working relationship.
Dr. Sharma said a 4 hours free short course training will be offered to drivers they will be equipped with first aid skills as they prepare for the forthcoming rally in Hoima.
Victoria University under its faculty of health sciences is making leaps in the field of science, research and offering practical health solutions through publications.
The partnership with motorsport is not an act of isolation, the university has in the recent past signed MoUs with Uganda Cricket Association and basketball association.
Uganda Cricket players, both girls and boy, now have an opportunity to further their education at no cost after Victoria University.
The university will help with the psychological performance assessment and analysis of the senior men national team.
“As a research university, we have resources that can allow us to add value to sports institutions through research on modern performance-enhancing techniques.
Our relationship is also being extended to the top cricketers as well as their immediate family members so that we can have a positive impact on the lives of these players’ Dr. Sharma said.
Dr. Sharma said the university is well connected with motorsport because the university promoter Rajiv Ruparelia recently kick-started his rallying career and is doing well.
Rajiv recently graduated to the Club Man Rally Championship (CRC) category in the National Rally Championship (NRC) events.
“I have always felt ripe to take on the big competition, but am glad I can finally join. If the rules allow, then we shall be able to take on the Fort Portal event,” Rajiv said after getting the news of the promotion.