Baldev Singh Chager navigated by Ravi Soni in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 10 R4 won the KCB Kajiado Rally taking the lead in the Kenya National Rally Championship log.
The Flying Singh won four out of the five stages leading the rally from start to finish!
KCB Bank Kenya Kajiado Branch Manager Mr.Dickson alongside rally fans witnessed the full action saying this year’s competition was at its highest.
“The level of competition in this year’s KCB rally series seems to be at its finest. The drivers showcased their skills and have a fantastic second round of the series. As a Bank we are really impressed not only by the drivers’ but also by the growth and impact of Motorsports in the country.”said Mr.Dickson
Chager savored a cumulative total of 1:30.44 hours to win the KNRC 2 event by a margin of 32 seconds over two times reigning African Champions Manvir Baryan and Drew Sturrock who came in second in a Skoda Fabia R5.
Defending champion Carl “Flash” Tundo completed the podium dash in a time of 1:31.44 and candidly admitted he was thoroughly beaten by Chager and Manvir.
Chager was all smiles after victory saying “I’m very happy that the Evolution had beaten the Skoda. The car was faultless and its one of those days when everything goes as planned.”
The event was flagged off by Kajiado Country Governor Joseph Ole Lenku outside KCB Kajiado branch and KCB Bank Kenya Regional Business Manager Dorothy Rono
Out of 27 starters, only 14 survived the demanding course.
The 33km Andy’s corner stage proved quite unforgiving to many of the crews. Among those who went out on this stage included Aakif Virani (broken suspension arm), Dinesh Sachania (engine), Rajay Sehmi and Edward Maina.
Eldoret’s Western Kenya Motor Club will host the third round of the KNRC in early April.