-- WRC Candidate Safari
event winner Baldev Chager is racing against time
ahead of the forthcoming KCB Kilifi Rally slated for
Mombasa Cement and Bamba on the weekend of August
16th and 17th, writes Samson Ateka.
His closest championship
challenger Carl "Flash" Tundo will nevertheless be
the notable absentee during the Mombasa Motor Club (MMC)
organized round due to personal commitments. Also
out of Mombasa due to prior job commitments is
another KNRC Premier Class driver Eric Bengi.
Chager who recently won the Top
Fry Safari Classic Rally in Lakipia County will be
heading to the Coast with an intention to kill two
birds with one stone.
The Flying Singn will be at it to
safeguard his 2019 KCB Kenya National Rally
Championship lead over and above defending his MMC
KNRC Rally win following a stellar performance last
"Preparations are hectic as time
between Safari, Top Fry Rift Classic and Mombasa are
so tight then Nanyuki just 14 days later is really
tough for the whole team.
"Nevertheless, the boys are
burning midnight oil getting the cars ready but we
have faith in them and they will have it all sorted
"Our approach in the Coast is
like any other rally - to go out there and do the
best we can: there’s nothing else to it.
"The MMC round has always been
"From many years ago it’s always
the fun one to be in ... I guess as it’s at the
"We had never won that particular
event till last year so that was awesome.
"So we look forward to it this
weekend," said Chager.
The 2019 KNRC
has been to Nakuru, Kajiado and Niavasha which
hosted the WRC Candidate Safari Rally.
OVERALL STANDINGS AFTER SAFARI - DRIVERS:
1 Baldev Chager 81
2 Carl Tundo 71
3 Manvir Baryan 48
4 Tejveer Rai 36
5 Onkar Rai 25
6 Ian Duncan 23
7 Sohanjeet Puee 19
8 Leroy Gomes (Zam) 18
9 Karan Patel 17
9= Mahesh Halai 17