By ABDUL SIDI
The organisers of the KCB Safari Rally will have new control boards in this year’s event as part of Kenya Motor Sports Federation’s efforts to improve standards in the Kenya National Rally Championship series.
New white boards will be placed at all flying finish controls to show times of the last 10 cars. Similar boards will be placed at the service park to display immediate results and latest updates during the rally. The media will also be provided with new badges and media kits.
In Kisumu, the Equator Motor Club will this morning host a round Training Rally. The event, which will be centered on the outskirts of the Nandi Hills Sugar Plantations, has attracted seven drivers in cars ranging from Mitsubishi Lancers to VW Golf.
One of the spectator stages at Chemase, next to the Kibos Sugar Weigh bridge, will be repeated three times. The other main section will be Kabonyo/Mberere a fast, twisty and slightly bumpy 31 km stretch.
Elsewhere, Jaspreet Chatthe, the sole Kenyan driver competing in the 2014 African Rally Championship, will take part in the next event in Uganda after missing the last one in Rwanda due to family commitments.
By opting out of the last rally, Chatte also lost the overall lead which he shared with Gary Chanyes of the Cote d’Ivoire.
Courtesy of nation.co.ke