By Oscar Pilipili
Defending Group S Champion Jasmeet Chana is ready to attack following his maiden S Class victory of the season during KCB Mobile Banking Rally in Kisumu.
Jasmeet finished 13th overall in Kisumu to win the Group S class. And the two times former Two Wheel Drive Champion admits he has no choice but to take full advantage of the forthcoming KCB Safari Rally which comes with double points and lots of anticipation.
Jasmeet is also looking forward to a big fight with the likes of Mahesh Halai, Hussein Malik, Joe Muchiri and John Muigai (who finished third in Kisumu) who will be fighting to ensure they rack up more points in the S class.
He will also take the fight to his elder brother, Jazzy Chana, who is driving a similar make to his elegant CRS\Identisys Toyota Celica GT4.
"Kisumu was good fast and rocky. I wish it was a longer event. Nyeri was disaster as our car stopped for almost 12 minutes and we lost a lot of time. Bogoria was a good feeling, trying to catch my rhythm back. Safari will be interesting," remarked Jasmeet.
Asked what is truly up his sleeves in the run up to Safari preparations, Jasmeet continued: "Only time will tell. We are driving at 70percent until Safari Rally. We will then push harder after Mombasa and if my brother (Jazzy) is ahead, I will support his championship and drive to secure his first place."
Hussein Malik finished second overall in Kisumuâs S Class and was excited with the win.
"We finished 15th overall and second in Group S. We also passed two cars in the stage including an N10. But all in all, I must admit we had a great rally with no problems. We are now preparing for Safari and our aim is the group S championship," said Malik who will be navigated Steven Njenga.
Jasmeet also talked of his prospects and problems in Kisumu where he finished in a career best third overall last year.
"Kisumu was fine till the last stage where the car stopped for 14 minutes with fuel pump problem which took me so long to change. I must have been lying either ninth or 10th before the problem," said Jasmeet.
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