Quentin Mitchell in a Skoda Fabia S2000 will be the first off the ramp on Saturday when the third round of the Kenya National Rally Championship gets underway in Kajiado.
The event, which will take place East of Nairobi and feature over 250km of rallying action, promises lots of adventure. With the region experiencing heavy rains, the roads will no doubt be slippery and challenging.
The rally starts at 7am outside KCB Kitengela branch in Kajiado County on Saturday. Current KNRC and FIA African Rally Championship leader Jaspreet Singh Chatthe in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X will be next on the ramp with Rajbir Rai in a Ford Fiesta R5 third.
Ian Duncan (EvoX), Carl ‘Flash’ Tundo (Proton Neo Satria S2000), Onkar Rai (EvoX) and his Kabras team-mate Baldev Chager (EvoX) follow in that order.
Onkar, who is among the fastest rising youngsters, returns to the turf where he made his debut in 2010.
“Kajiado will be the same approach for me. I really have to be clean and quick and I’m looking forward to it. Having Boldy as the team leader is a great motivator especially now that he is starting behind me because it’s pressure that I am thoroughly enjoying,” Onkar said.
Meanwhile, Quentin will have 21-year-old rally debutant Tom Taylor as his navigator and he is confident of a solid result as he looks to get his championship attack on track.
Quentin still holds the record for being the youngest driver to have tackled the grueling East African Safari Rally.
“Skoda have been fantastic and are working closely with us on improving the already world famous Fabia S2000. We have had specific components checked to ensure the integral strength is still there. We are confident we can attack the Kajiado Rally at full speed,” said Quentin.
Courtesy of the-star.co.ke