Cannobio is the 2017 Coast Rally Champion following brilliant
displays on MMC organized Mombasa Cement Limited series,
reports SAMSON ATEKA.
Navigated by Sylvia
Frigo in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, Piero did it in
bravado in a season which also comprised two night rallies, a
number of club rallies and indeed the season opening Kenya
National Rally Championship at Mombasa Cement Ltd grounds in
The Coast Rally
Championship has previously been held by Naushad Kara of Lota
After tackling some
rounds of the FIA African Rally Championship, the Kenya national
series (KNRC) and the most importantly, the now fancied Mombasa
Motor Club clubman rallies, Piero was all smiles and had this to
“First of all I want
to thank Mombasa Cement Ltd for giving us the space to race on
their company property, and Mombasa Motor Club for giving us
some hair-raising thrills.
“I’m glad that the
rallysport in the coastal region is growing in leaps and bounds
with more young drivers coming forward to prove their mettle.
“Kudos Mr. Roy
McKenzie for organising night races as it is not an easy
“I will try to
finish my bad season in the KNRC with the last race that is in
Nairobi without breaking the car. My next season will be in the
ARC.” Said Piero.
The Prize giving
ceremony for 2017 MMC championship held at Koroga Country Club
in Nyali saw several other competitors being feted for their
winners were 2WD driver Akbar Khan navigated by Kago M. of Road
Trainers rally team.
Most upcoming driver
honors went to Sohanjeet Pue of Nanak Rally team