ABOUT THE EVENT

The Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally, known originally as the Fraternity Rally, is an international rally racing event organised by the Rwanda Automobile Club. The rally is based in the Rwandan capital of Kigali. The event is a round of the African Rally Championship and the Rwandan National Rally Championship.


The Fraternity Rally was first run in 1999 as motorsport re-established itself after the Genocide against Tutsi. It began as a cross-border rally that began in Kampala, Uganda before finishing in Kigali. The rally became part of the African championship in 2000, restoring a Rwandan presence to the African championship absent since 1988. Over time the Ugandan portion of the event faded and the rally was renamed the Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally in 2002.

List of winners

Year Winner Country Car
Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally
2019 Gakwaya Jean Claude Rwanda Subaru Impreza N10
2018 Giancarlo Davite Belgique Mitsubishi Lancer evo 10
2017 Manvir Baryan Kenya Skoda Fabia
2016 Bukera Valery Burundi Subaru Impreza N12
2015 Jaspreet Singh Chatthe Kenya Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X
2014 Mohammed Essa Zambia Subaru Impreza WRX STI
2013 Giancarlo Davite Rwanda Subaru Impreza WRX
2012 Elefter Mitraros Cyprus Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2011 Jean-Yves Ranarivelo Madagascar Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2010 Rudy Cantanhede Burundi Subaru Impreza WRX
2009 Giancarlo Davite Rwanda Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2008 Rudy Cantanhede Burundi Subaru Impreza WRX
2007 Conrad Rautenbach Zimbabwe Subaru Impreza WRX
2006 Riyaz Kurji Uganda Subaru Impreza WRX
2005 Riyaz Kurji Uganda Subaru Impreza WRX
2004 Rudy Cantanhede Burundi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III
2003 Fernando Rueda Spain Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI
2002 Johnny Gemmell South Africa Subaru Impreza WRX
Fraternity Rally
2001 Schalk Burger Sr. South Africa Subaru Impreza WRX
2000 Charles Muhanji Uganda Subaru Impreza WRX