Rajiv Ruparelia, son business mogul, Sudhir Ruparelia, on Saturday made a loud and clear statement to those in the motorsport fraternity: “Here I come.”
At a colourful ceremony at Speke Hotel’s rock bar, Rajiv unveiled his new rally car—a Volkswagen Polo Proto.
It is a hybrid type car. It has a 2.0 litre engine with a turbo charger and has four wheel drive. The car was built in Poland.
“It’s finally here. When Double Trouble becomes a triple threat. Every angle- Same astonishment. Ladies & Gentlemen, let’s welcome “Double Trouble”,” said Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team.
Present at the ceremony were journalists, members of the business community, Rajiv Ruparelia Fans team and his father, Sudhir.
It was also a meet and greet ceremony where members of the motorsport fraternity led by Ronald Sebuguzi and Dan Mubiru aka Kikankane welcomed Rajiv into motorsport.
In April this year, South African Rally Academy, RallyStar Motorsport Academy, cleared Rajiv to take part in professional motor rallying.
Rajiv has experience in other fields such as quads, motocross bikes and buggies as well as tarmac driving.