25 drivers will compete in 2018 edition of Nanyuki Rally that
starts in Laikipia County on Saturday morning.
of cars will take place Friday at Nanyuki town’s Cedar
Mall from 09:00Hrs to 14:00Hrs, with the Rally proper
The stewards meeting
will also be held at Cedar Mall at 17:30Hrs on Friday.
Publication of start
order will be done at Cedar at 17:30 on Friday.
will be held at Cedar Mall Nanyuki just few minutes to flag off
which is scheduled for 08:00 at the same venue.
provisional results will be at 16:00Hrs Batian View which has
been synonymous with Nanyuki’s spectator stage over the years.
Prize giving will
held at Batian on Saturday at 17:00Hrs.
The 1994 WRC Safari
Rally winner Ian Duncan will be the star attraction in Nanyuki.
The former 6 times
Kenya champion is making a comeback months after tackling the
2018 season-opening rally in Nanyuki in his crowd pulling Nissan
Onkar Rai, a leading
local driver who won Nakuru rally 2018, will also be among the
top drivers in his Kabras Sugar Racing Skoda Fabia R5 machine.
Rai will be joined
by his younger brother Tejvir Rai as well as team mates and
former Kenya National Rally Championship winners Baldev Chager
and Carl Tundo - in the one-day competition which will revisit
closed private ranch terrain in Loldaiga area.
After the start from
Cedar in town, the cars will head for Loldaiga and finish at
Batian View on the foothills of Mount Kenya.
Drivers will be
fighting for points in various categories of KNRC.
Team ace Ramesh Vishram, who has previously won the Classic Car
championship will also be making a comeback in his traditional
Ford Escort Mark2 hoping to shake off the cobwebs.
Also making a
comeback after a long break are the Halais-Mahesh and Ketan in
Ramesh will be
navigated by Riyaz Ismail, who also participates in the Tanzania
Rally Championship series.
back-to-back African Rally Champion Manvir Baryan who skipped
Mombasa is back in action after winning last weekend’s Oryx
Rally of Tanzania.
The entry list of 28
cars includes Two Wheel Drive contenders Daren Miranda and Sarit
The Two wheel Drive
category will nonetheless be without Hamra Anwar who has since
upgraded from the ex-Dennis Mwenda Toyota Sprinter to Imran
Khan’s Subaru Impreza N10.
will be driven by Daren Miranda.
Carlo “Flash” Tundo,
a multiple Kenya champion, will drive his Evolution 10,
sponsored by Menengai Oil Refineries.
Tundo will be
navigated by multiple Kenya champion and Safari Rally navigators
champion Tim Jessop. Tundo currently leads the KNRC log ahead of
Rally 2018 Entries So Far
1. Tejveer Rai/Zahir Shah (EVOX), 2. Onkar Rai/TBA (Skoda
Fabia R5), 3. Baldev Chager/Ravi Soni (EVOX), m4. Manvir Baryan/Drew
Sturrock (Skoda Fabia R5),
5. Carl Tundo/Tim
Jessop (EVOX), 6. Izah Mirza/Kavit Dave (EVOX), 7. Eric Bengi/Tuta
Mionki (Subaru N12), 8. Jasmeet Chana/ravi Chana (EVOX),
Khan/Keith Henrie (EVOX), 10. Pierro Cannobio/Palitta Masina (EVOX),
11. Ian Duncan/Anthony Nielsen (Nissan Pickup), m12. Amaanraj
Rai/Tauseef Khan (Ford Fiesta),
13. Ammar Haq/Victor
Okundi (EVOX), 14. Aakif Viraji/Azhar Bhatti (Subaru Impreza),
15. Sohanjeet Puue/Adnan Din (Subaru Impreza N10), m16. Mahesh
Halai/Ketan Halai (Subaru Impreza),
17. Asad Khan/Murage
Waigwa (Subaru Impreza), 18. John Ng’ang’a/George Njoroge
(Subaru Impreza), 19. Nihkil Sachania/Alfir Khan (EVOX), m20.
Ben Woodhams/Richard Hechle (Ford Capri),
21. Hamza Anwar/Imran
Khan (Subaru N10), 22. Edward Maina/John Ngugi (Subaru Impreza),
23. Ramesh Vishram/Riyaz Ismail (Ford Escort MK2), m24. Ken
Nteere/Edward Ndukui (Subaru Impreza),
Miranda/Ian Fenandez (Toyota Sprinter), 26. Sarit Shah/Kigo
Kareithi (Toyota Corolla RSI), 27. Frank Tundo /Chantal Young
(Subaru N10), 28. G Captain Maina/Kioni Mwangi (Subaru Impreza