x Sports Olympics Volleyball and Handball Cricket Hockey Gossip & Rumours World Cup 2018 Sports Premier League Eliud Kipchoge videos TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Digital News Opinions E-Paper Videos Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog Enterprise VAS E-Learning E-Paper The Standard Group Corporate RSS
Login x Sections Football Rugby Boxing Golf Tennis Basketball Athletics Olympics Volleyball and Handball Cricket Hockey Gossip & Rumours World Cup 2018 Sports Premier League Eliud Kipchoge videos E-Paper @Ksh.20

Facing mount kenya: Rally returns to Nanyuki with KCB M-Benki Mtaani contest

Last updated 6 years ago | By OSCAR PILIPILI

Ian Duncan (left) and Amaar Slatch celebrate after finishing third during the KCB Eldama Ravine rally.

Rally enthusiasts in Mount Kenya region should brace themselves for spectacular displays as the KCB M-Benki Mtaani Rally returns to Nanyuki on June 27-28.

The Mount Kenya region is known to be home to thousands of passionate fans who throng spectator stages and rally routes to witness the battle between man and machine, and the M-Benki Mtaani Rally will be no exception.

SEE ALSO: Carole is not only a player, but a doctor who attends to teammates and rivals

The Nanyuki Rally was last held in 2012, the same year it was voted Best Organised Rally during the then Kenya Motor Sports Foundation Annual Awards.

Batian View, which is located on the foothills of Mount Kenya, will be the venue for the spectator stage, service park and ceremonial finish of the KCB rally.

SEE ALSO: 10 transfers that could happen this summer

Event director Bimal Patel said the spectator stage would be run once on June 27 and twice on June 28.

Organised by Nanyuki Rally Group (NRG), the event crisscrosses closed private farm stages around Batian View (3km), Loldaiga (54km), Ol-Donyo (15km), Kisima (15km) and Equinox (10km).

SEE ALSO: Arsenal captain Aubameyang drops fresh contract hint

enjoyable route

This year’s rally will be flagged off by Laikipia Governor Joshua Irungu assisted by Laikipia East MP Anthony Mutahi.

Co-sponsors for the event are iWay Africa (official communication facilitators), ALS (safety and evacuation chopper providers) and ICEA Lion (official insurance providers).

Reconnaissance starts on the morning of June 26 from 6am to 6pm through to Friday June 27 at 11:30am.

The KCB KNRC series has been to Malindi, Machakos, Kiambu, Nakuru and now Nanyuki.

Mr Patel said scrutineering and documentation would be done at Sportsman Hotel, on June 27 from 7am to 11.30am.  The spectator stage will start at 3pm.

Patel,  who is also the chairman of NRG and a director at KMSF, said this year’s route was quite technical and enjoyable.

“Rains have been pounding this region for the better part of May but the roads are passable,” said Patel.

1. Baldev Chager   200
2. Rajbir Rai   170
3. Carl Tundo   160
4. Jaspreet Chatthe  130
5. Jasmeet Chana   116
1. Leonardo Varese   51
2. Nadeem Kana   45
2. Gurmit Thethy   45
4. Dennis Mwenda   40
5. Eric Bengi   29
1. Alisdair Keith   275
2. Mahesh Halai   150
3. Tejveer Rai   140
4. Naushad Kara   60
5. Anwar Pandya   50
1. Don Smith   120
1. Karan Patel   120
3. Ronak Shah   110
4. Aslam Khan   85
5. Hussien Malik   80
1. Alisdair Keith   270
2. Eric Njogu   140
3. Karan Patel   110
4. Hussien Malik   80
4. Asad Khan   80
1. Jonathan Somen   20
2. Aslam Khan   16
3. Iain Freestone   13
4. Rob Hellier   11