Yalfa Rally Team of Mombasa were all smiles after
the season opening Top Fry Nakuru Rally last weekend,
reports SAMSON ATEKA.
Mombasa crew of
Ammar “Bushy” Haq and Victor Olundi ran the ex-Rajbir Rai
Evolution 10 and wrapped up their Great Rift Valley drive in top
“First and foremost
we thank Allah for the amazing top ten finish with a new car in
the 2018 season opener.
“We also thank our
mechanics, our manager, family and fans for the spirited drive.
“Big up to Neil for
the pre-rally assistance. Looking forward for Safari,” said
Mombasa based driver Ammar.
The rally was won
for the second straight year by Onkar Singh Rai of Kabras Sugar
Kenya National Rally
Championship division one honors went to Jasmeet Singh Chana of
Racing’s Onkar Singh Rai and Gareth Dawe in a Skoda Fabia R5
emerged the winners claiming their second win in the Kenya
National Rally Championship. Baldev Singh Chager and Ravi Soni
came in a close second with Menengai Oil Racing’s Carl Tundo and
Tim Jessop finishing 5th Overall followed by Tejveer
Singh Rai and Zahir Shah in 6th position.
Eric Bengi and Tuta
Mionki in their Menengai Cream branded Subaru Impreza N12
finished in the 11th position to round off the team’s
performances in the Nakuru county held rally.
Ammar ‘Bushy’ Haq
acquired ex-Rajbir Rai Evo10 for the weekend’s Top Fry Nakuru
Rally and never disappointed.
Asked what it really
feels to pilot the ex speedster’s machine, Ammar had this to
“It’s the first time
we’re driving the Evolution X competitively and we are overly
excited about it.
“We have a rough
idea of how superior and powerful the Evolution X is as opposed
to our previous Subaru car.
“We have tested it
just once so we intend to approach this season with caution as
we learn the new car while also adjusting my driving to suit its
“It’s too early to
predict anything for now.
“But all I know is
it will take some few events to come grips with the car as I
learnt quite a lot in testing; so I reckon there’s quite a heap
“This season will be
about bringing the car home as we find our level in the
“We are hoping to
settle in the division once we are done with the first quarter
of the season.
“Our team will
always be leaving nothing to chance, that should help us explore
the new monster’s potential,” Ammar said.