Vroom! Race cars battle at KCB Guru Nanak showdown

By Standard Sports: Sunday, February 9th 2020 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Sports
Carl Tundo's Evo10 goes through the scrutineers at Sikh Union Nairobi. [Courtesy]

It's all systems go as KCB Guru Nanak 2020 Kenya National Rally Championship starts today.

Yesterday, 26 drivers underwent pre-event documentation and scrutineering at Nairobi Sikh Union for the event that traverse Kajiado and Machakos counties.

The rally will be flagged off this morning at KCB Kitengela Branch, with the first car off the ramp at 8am.

The crews will make their way to the Stoni Athi Resort where action begins at 8.43am. Crews will then tackle four competitive stages at Standard Gauge Railway (14.86km), the Spectator Stage  (2.68km) at 9am, the 27km Stoney Athi  from 09.29am and Kifaru (27.79 km) at 10am.

Crews are expected back in service from 10.30am then repeat the four stage loop in the same sequence through to the repeat run of Spectator Stage from 12.26pm.

The first car is expected to finish the rally at 2pm. This will be followed by prize giving from 3pm.

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Raju Chaggar, the clerk of the course, said the route has been muddy, but manageable.

"The Weekend and forecasts shows a relative period of good weather so we are hopeful the conditions will dry.

This year's Guru Nanak event welcomes the introduction of inaugural East African Rally in Yasin Nasser and Christakis Fitidis.

Top drivers in the event include defending KNRC champion Baldev Chager, immediate former Champion Carl "Flash" Tundo, Onkar Rai, top seeded Karan Patel and Tejveer Rai who has upgraded to R5.

Others are two-wheel drive defending champions Daren Miranda and Wayne Fernandes, SPV class champions Geoff Mayes and Group N Champions Jasmeet and Ravi Chana.

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