By Feverpitch Reporter
This weekend is anticipated to be a hectic one for motorsports teams and spectators.
The KCB Advantage Banking Rally — the sixth round of the Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) — gets underway in Nanyuki and Mount Kenya region on Friday.
On Sunday, Kenyan motocross riders led by Tutu Maina Apollo Mbuki and Shivam Vinayak, will be at the Uganda Motorsports Arena (UMA) in Busiika to challenge for the 2012 FIM Africa Motocross Cup of Nations.
The rally sport will see several drivers and navigators fight to enhance their championship point tallies at various divisions of the KNRC.
Fly 540 Chief Executive Don Smith hopes to take the fight to Izhar Mirza of Mombasa’s Coast Pekee Rally Team and fast rising Manvir Singh Baryan in the battle for Division Two honours.
Smith, the KNRC Division Two runaway leader with 315 points, will be charging to ensure his adversaries stumble in Nanyuki.
Baryan has led the Division Two series for the first half of the series but playing second fiddle to Smith in Safari and Mombasa Rallies has since seen his fortunes dwindle.
While Smith claimed 10th in Safari and sixth in Mombasa, Manvir finished 10th and 13th respectively.
Smith enjoys a 30-point lead ahead of Izhar and 35 from from Manvir.
Division Three class also promises thrills and spills and Kisumu-based Jaspreet Chathe plots to call the shots on this front. Chathe, who will be navigated by Gugu Panesar in an ex-Lee Rose Mitsubishi EVO9, leads with 353, while Mahesh Halai has 203 and Eldoret’s Ghalib Haji 140.