× Sports Football Rugby Olympics Volleyball and Handball Cricket Boxing Golf Hockey Tennis Gossip & Rumours World Cup 2018 Basketball Athletics Sports Premier League Eliud Kipchoge Women in Sports Unique Sports Opinion Motorsport Videos Podcasts E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

Malik gives his Evolution 10 a facelift

UNIQUE SPORTS By Ochieng Oyugi | June 6th 2021
Hussein Malik in action in his Mitsubishi Evolution 10 machine in a past event. [Courtesy]

Speedster Hussein Malik has given his Mitsubishi Evolution 10 machine a face lift ahead of the WRC Safari Rally to be staged this month.

The car he imported from Canada in 2018 was almost written off when he crashed out of the Equator Rally held in Naivasha in April.

“I felt disappointed for not making it to the day two of the Equator Rally which we were using to gauge ourselves ahead of the Safari,” Malik told Standard Sports.

“We rolled and our hopes were dashed by the crash that destroyed almost everything on the vehicle. I’m glad we have rebuild the car from scratch, it’s now ready for the Safari Rally.”

 Malik has changed the cars panels, doors, windscreen and repainted the vehicle to his satisfaction.

“I’m glad our FIA approved fuel tank remained intact after the crash,” he said.

The 40-year old driver, who is attending gym sessions to keep fit, now plans to test the car in the rough terrains of Lukenya today to weigh its effectiveness.

It appears his commitment in the gym is paying off as he has shed over 20 kilograms ahead of the global event slated for June 24-27. The Safari Rally is returning to Kenya after a 19-year hiatus.

He revealed that his navigator Linet Ayuko has already overcome the shock of the crash and the disappointment that came with it.

 “I believe we will be a force to reckon with in the Safari. Our primary aim is to finish the Safari,” Malik said on Friday at Nyayo Stadium.

Share this story
Officials plant trees ahead of today's Eldoret City Marathon
The Eldoret City marathon taking place in the North Rift’s biggest town was yesterday celebrated by a tree planting exercise in line with its theme; C
Kenyans: Spare our Olympians from Internet trolling
It’s so big, the Olympic Games. You have to be there 100 per cent. The past few days has been a roller coaster of emotions for Kenyan Olympians.