Spurred on by his sons, Akbar Khan possesses an insatiable
craving for success!
children Fayyaz, Anwarali and Zahir bought me this car and paid
for all the modifications to rebuild it,” said Akbar,
reports SAMSON ATEKA.
As if to prove
his unquenchable thirst for success in a Nissan Bluebird,
Akbar and his partner David Kago were crowned the 2017 Two
Wheel MMC Coast champions on their very first year of
The duo will
be entering the MMC KNRC 6 Rally which starts at Mombasa
Cement Vipingo on August 11.
worked together with Kago in many aspects. We built our
rally car together in 2016 then started rallying together
in the 2017 KNRC at Mombasa Cement.
“Sadly we were
out of our debut rally due to wiring issues.
enjoy rallying together and the fun of it is having push
as hard as we can to finish and secure a good position,”
said Akbar, adding: “Our expectations for the 2018 MMC
Rally is to chalk up positions one in two wheel drive
third overall position on the KCB MMC Autocross which
wasn’t that bad for a national event.
Nissan Bluebird David Kago and Akbar Khan 2017 Two Wheel
MMC Coast champions.
“All in all, I was
the MMC two wheel drive champion which wasn’t a mean achievement
“The essence going
forward is to always win in two wheel drive non turbo when the
big action comes to the coast.”
Meanwhile, Amit Vaja
- one of the newest rally drivers from the evergreen MMC ranks -
believes he can carry forward the momentum from his club racing
experience as he finally makes his maiden KNRC appearance on the
home rally on august 11 during the MMC KNRC Round 6.
Amit was all smiles
in an interview.
“I feel as
though we’re getting better all the time and learning more
about the car every time we get behind the wheel.
“We had a
great set-up in Vipingo last time round, the best we’ve
had all year, and with a thorough going-over of the car,
we go into our fairytale KNRC debut in a positive mood,”
Limited track in Vipingo, the venue for the 2018 MMC Rally
ceremonial start and rally HQs holds special memories for
the Team Carmex pilot who realized his racing potential
there in August 2017 in a Subaru Impreza 4WD machine.
aiming to bring the car back in one piece. We’ll also need
to be fully focused from the first control as there are so
many things to consider in front of home fans.”
road sections will obviously be longer than our home
rallies and competitive stages somewhat technical, given
the logistical setting of the KNRC type.”
“We’ll also be
experiencing firsthand the grueling nature of the KNRC
adventure which could mean more tyre wear, attrition and a
need to manage such situations.
Amit Vaja - one of the newest rally drivers from the
evergreen MMC ranks.
“We got no idea of
what to expect when we tackle the stages, but we hope to be in a
position to push to the very end,” said Amit.
Amit, a career
mechanic was inspired by Kishan Rathod who drove a Datsun pickup
in the 1980s.