On behalf of Zambia Motorsports Association – ZMSA we would like to inform you of what happened during the pembe milling rally.
As jassy finished the last stage the marshal had given jassy 5 seconds more compared to the time jassys nav (sajid) had recorded.. (most of you know in rally that 5 seconds is a lot. You could lose a position) so jassy and sajid showed the marshal thier time and the marshal had corrected it.. so for example the marshal had given jassy 15hrs.30min.00sec the marshal then saw he had given jassy 5 seconds more so he corrected it to 15 hrs 30min and 55 seconds… soo since he corrected the seconds he forgot to correct the minute to 29.. meaning he gave jassy an extra minute added to his time which showed he finished second..
so jassy and sajid protested and since there was so much chaos that night the stewards relooked at the gps tracking and the time card to make the decision very fair. The proof was there and showed that jassy had won the stage.
(Now say jassy left the time card how the Marshall had initially done without changing the seconds. It still shows that jassy had beaten chulu by 12 seconds)
We are sorry for the misunderstanding and we are looking into a better future. We will handle the situation differently next time. We all make mistakes and we learn from them…
We wish Jassy and Muna jnr all the best in the sasol rally held next weekend.