Former Coast Champion and series leader Naushad Kara Lota is
leaving nothing to chance ahead of the season ending Mombasa
Motor Club Rally slated for Mombasa Cement Limited’s new track
in North Coast on December 15 at 07:15.
Naushad, a diehard
Subaru stalwart will reunite with recently crowned KNRC Division
2 and S Class champion Adnan Din.
Sohanjeet Singh Puee to their fairytale double KNRC success.
Sohanjeet will not
be entering the MMC event though.
“I would have loved
to enter in the last MMC round as it is always a well organised
and fun event but unfortunately I have other commitments.
“However, I would
like to wish the entrants the best of luck and I’m sure they
will enjoy the event and drive flat out as always,” said Sohan,
one of the fastest rising KNRC youngsters from the ever green
Naushad, who is
seeking to recuperate the MMC title had this to say: “It will be
quite exciting to recapture the title on homestretch, and a
great pleasure reuniting with Adnan.
and Paras Patel are seeking to end the season on a high.
“Our Subaru project
has indeed come to fruition and I wish to thank the team for
their dedication and levelheadedness.”
Also in the MMC
night rally mix is the Subaru GC8 Team DnA duo.
DnA duo of Arjun and
Dinesh are currently working round the clock to complete the
double Subaru N10 project well in time for the 2019 season.
Arjun Pattni: Yes,
we are looking forward to more action on the KNRC front next
year as we are building two new N10s for the season. We started
this project last month, hopefully they’ll be ready by end
Yalfa team KNRC
Division 2 duo of Ammar Haq and Victor Okundu as well as Coast
Pekee’s Izzy Mirza is undecided on the event.
Kamlesh Panya who is
also out of town is also skipping the season ender.
Varsani will be aiming to finish the year on a high when the
season-ending Mombasa Motor Club Night Rally brings the 2018
Coast Rally Championship to its conclusion.
The final round of
the 2018 MMC event will take place on December 15 at Mombasa
Cement Limited track in North Coast.
“We all love coming back to the MCL track and it will of course
be extra special this time round as it is the last rally event
on the calendar and indeed a night sprint.
“Compared to the
usual daylight rallies, the situation here will be very
different. It is a really nice area for rallying and a great
place to finish the Championship.
“The year 2018 has
been an eventful one for us, as we had a couple of MMC club
rallies to gauge our preparedness for a national autocross and a
“We took part in all
these events and managed to finish all of them, thanks to the
team’s unswerving support.
“We were excited to
finish KNRC Mombasa Rally in position 10. Our aim for the season
was to enjoy and complete all rallies, since we were not going
for championship points.
season in 2019 we hope to take our campaign to the next level as
our team is preparing two new N10 Subaru cars. MMC Rallies have
really helped us up our ante.
“The home series has
not only enhanced cohesion but also helped me and my navigator
understand our pacenotes better.”
Updated list of entries - MMC
season-closing night rally
1. Naushad Kara/ Adnan Din (Subaru Hybrid-Lota Motorsports)
2. Amit Vaja
3. Dinesh Varsani /Paras Patel (Subaru GC8-Team DnA)
4. Arjun Pattni/Mitul Patel (Subaru GC8-Team DnA)
5. Paras Pandya/Falgun ‘fally Fal’ Bhojak (Evolution X-Synergy
6. Coast Pekee 1/TBA
7. Coast Pekee 2/TBA
8. Akbar Khan/David Kago (Nissan Bluebird non turbo 2WD).
9. Hamza Anwar (Evolution 7)
10. Yusuf Pasta/ Ahmed Rashid (Subaru, Roadtainers Racing Team)