By Nation Reporter
Thehillsaround Mount Kenya Forest will reverberate with the roar of turbo-charged machines when the KCB Nyeri Rally revs off in Nyeri County between April 6-7. After the Kajiado tour in January, Nyeri hosts the second round of the Kenya NationalRally Championships (KNRC) which will traverse parts of the Mt Kenya Forest, Muiga and Mathira regions. The rally will feature 10 competitive stages totalling188km, according to the Kenya Motor Sports Federation (KMSF) General Manager, Mwaura Njuguna. As is the tradition with the organisers to bring the rallying sport closer to the public, a spectator stage will be held at the Kabiruini ASK Showground to treat Nyeri residents to exhilarating display of rallying artistry.
Scrutineering will take place at the Green Hills Hotel on April 6 from 6.30am till midday. Reconnaissance is programme from Friday April 2 from 6am to 6pm. However, those who will not have completed the exercise will be permitted, at the discretion of the clerk of the course, to race on Saturday April 6 from 6am to 10.30am. Mwaura said the overnight Parc Ferme is plannedfor Green Hills Hotel. The Parc Ferme on Saturday will be at the White Rhino which is situated next to the KCB Nyeri Branch.
The rally will be flagged-off outside KCB Branch in Nyeri at 1.00pm on April 6. After flag-off, cars will head to the ASK Showground for the spectator stage, before tackling two stages, and then return to the overnight Parc Ferme. The spectator stage will be repeated the following Sunday. Prize giving will take place at the showground form 4pm onwards. ALS – safety sponsors of the KNRC – will provide free safety and evacuation helicopter services in case of emergencies. ALS spokesman confirmed that anyone requiring medical assistant should contact the clerk of the course or the race headquarters immediately, and service will be provided upon request. This is a free service by ALS for all the competitors. Other co-sponsors are iWay Africa, DT Dobie and ICEA Lion. Baldev Chager leads the KNRC series with 80points followed by Ian Duncan 60.
Courtesy of the Daily Nation