BY SAMSON ATEKA
The stage is set for Formula Club Series (FCS) Kisumu Rally to be hosted by Equator Motor Club (EMC) this Sunday. The rally will revolve around the Sugar plantations within Nandi District. The spectator stage will be centred at Chemase next to the Kibos Sugar weigh bridge and will be repeated thrice.
The other section Kabonyo No 4 to Mberere is 31 kilometers with a mix of fast, twisty and slightly bumpy terrain. Simba stage is a 2.4km flat out stage.
Entries close on Friday at 12 noon.Drivers expected for the event are Amaanraj Rai, Chandu Chabbaddia, Raju Sagoo, Dalgeet Singh, Dilraj Bhui, Nishal Shah (Bimal Shah’s nephew) and Dilraj Chatthe. Entries close on Friday at 12noon. Amaanraj Singh Rai says he will be using this weekend’s FCS Kisumu Rally to prepare for the forthcoming 62nd KCB Safari Rally.
He will be navigated by Imran Khan of ALS in Rajbir’s old VW Golf GTI. Amaanraj made his debut at the 2012 KCB Safari Rally but only did Jamhuri Park spectator stage as his car developed an oil leak. “Its just a chance to get a feel of what rallying is, as I will be doing Safari with Imran,” said Amaanraj.
Organisers have promised Nairobi drivers free transport for Rally cars for the first 4 entries. Representing Kericho County—where the late Joginder Singh was born— is Raju Sagoo. Sagoo said it’s a steep learning curve being his second rally.
I really thank the likes of Dennis Mwenda, who has been helping me in a number of issues. We have now sorted the car from mistakes learned from the last rally,” said Sagoo who will be navigated by Salim Khan.
“Salim is a very experienced co-driver and I hope to learn quite a lot from him,” said Sagoo who wants to build more experience and get to the finish.
Dilraj Bhui will be navigated by his brother Savraj. “We have had to do a major overhaul on the car since the last event where we crashed. We have fitted new shocks, all cross members and arms replaced, chassis has been reinforced. Preparations are in the final stages and we should be testing on Thursday or Friday,” said Savraj.
Courtesy of the-star.co.ke