The early bird catches the worm, so goes the saying, but whether the proverb becomes a reality is subject to discussion.

Already seven drivers led by Ambrose Byona of Desh Rally Team ( DRT), Timothy Gawaya (Golf GTI), Edward Kirumira ( Subaru) WO1 Ismail Lule (Ibizi), Christopher Kasozi, Hassan Alwi ( Subaru N14) and Gilberto Balondemu (Corolla) have registered for the Gorillas in the Mist Rally,2017 set for March 3-5 in Kabale. The event will be launched today morning at Panamera Bar & Restaurant Naguru.

Byona navigated by Derrick Lubambula in a Hima Cement-sponsored Mitsubishi Evo IX finished fifth, 9min 39 secs behind winner Omar Mayanja, in the Mbarara rally.

Meanwhile, Odeon Tumwebaze, the spokesperson of DRT has confirmed that Desh Kananura who missed the Mbarara Rally will drive in Kabale.

Katende Mukiibi, the clerk of course, likewise confirmed that they are putting final touches to the route which has over 200km of competitive sections.