BY SAMSON ATEKA
Current 2WD leader Sammy Nyorri has cited Eric Bengi as his main challenger in the 2015 KCB Safari Rally set for April 3-5.
“The driver to watch is Bengi unless there are other surprises. But we will have to push harder than we did in Kisumu then make sure we take as many stages as possible to stay ahead of competition,” said Nyorri, who racked up his maiden career F2 victory in Kisumu on his very first outing in a Toyota RunX.
Defending 2WD champion Leonardo Varese is yet to win the Safari Rally. In an interview, Leo said his strategy for 2015 Safari is to ‘go with the flow’.
“I have no pressure at all, what’s important is to see where it takes us,” quipped Leo, adding: “Of course Bengi will be a hard nut to crack con sidering the amount of investment he has put in his RunX. Not winning championship for the second year running will be a plain failure on his part.”
Not winning championship for the second year running will be a plain failure on his part.”
Bengi registered a DNF in Kisumu and will be charging to retain the Safari diadem he rst won in Nanyuki last year. Leo didn’t nish in Kisumu but belilves there is still plenty of room to regain lost ground.
“There is no cause for alarm. We retired on our rst outing in Malindi last year but went on to win the 2014 championship after 7 rounds,” said Leo.
“We got a puncture on CS1 and another one after service en-route to CS2. The gearbox ceased on CS4 so de nitely Kisumu tour was not our day.
Courtesy of the-star.co.ke