2014 Motorsport achievers to be feted

2014 Motorsport achievers to be feted

2014 Motorsport achievers to be feted

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The Motor Sport Personality-of-the-year 2014 will be known on Saturday, May 25 during the Kenya Motor Sports Federation Annual Awards Ceremony to be held at Sarova Panafric, Nairobi. The event will fete all the 2014 KMSF champions as well as winners in the Merit Awards category.

The Merit Awards include the motorsport personality-of- the- year 2014, the most improved rally driver, the most improved Autocross competitor, the most improved rally raid competitor, the most improved motorcycle rider and the most meritorious lady competitor who will receive the “Ladies Riose Bowl”. Other awards include various category champions in motocross, autocross, rallying, Rally Raid and Enduro.

The identity of the motor sport personality is usually kept secret and only revealed on the gala night.

Among those to be acknowledged for exemplary performance during the past season include KNRC Champion Baldev Singh Chager, Rally Raid buggy class /Autocross 2WD Non Turbo champion Tejas Hirani, Kenya Nationall Enduro overall champion and Shivam Vinayak who incidentally was the Kenya motor sports personality of the year 2012.

Alasdair Keith from Kisumu and coast based Tariq Maliq will be rewarded for winning the KNRC Division Two drivers and navigators titles and so are their Division 3 counterparts Karan Patel and Tauseef Khan. 

Karan and Tauseef who partnered-up for the first time during last year's Kiambu Rally completed a rare double also winning the KNRC S Class championship titles. Karan is incidentally a former East African 85cc motocross champion.

The 2014 Motocross champions who shall be feted during the ocassion are Ivan Festo Guya (MX1), Samir Anwar (MX125), Elias Sherman (MX85), Maina Wanjigi (MX65), Tutu Maina (MX1) and Jet Takkunen (MX50).

Last year's National Motocross Championship saw the introduction of a new category namely “Veterans and Masters” for the “oldies” of Two Wheel. The inaugural "Vets" category was won by Tim Jessop who navigates Carl "Flash" Tundo in KNRC.  

The 2014 Champions:
 

1. KENYA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSIP
MX50-Jet Takkunen  
MX65-Maina Wanjigi
MX85-Elias Sherman
MX125-Samir Anwar
MX2- Apollo Mbuki
MX1-Ivan Guya. 
VETERANS AND MASTERS-Tim Jessop 

2. KENYA NATIONAL ENDURO CHAMPIONHIP
ENDURO QUAD CLASS -Shazar Anwar 
ENDURO OVERALL -Shivam Vinayak 
ENDURO 125-Shivam Vinayak
AUTOCROSS
2WD TURBO- Hardeep Rehsi
2WD NON-TURBO-Tejas Hirani
QUADS-Charles Mugo
BAMBINO-Ryan Bailey

3. KENYA NATIONAL RALLY RAID CHAMPIONSHIP:
CAR CLASS- DRIVER: Gray Cullen
CAR CLASS- NAVIGATOR:: Jon Bovard
MOTOCYCLE: Shivam Vinayak 
QUAD: Shazar Anwar
BUGGY- Tejas Hirani/Rohit Bhudia
NEW OVERALL CHAMPION:  Wangai Kimeria

4. KCB KENYA NATIONAL RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2014
KNRC 2WD navigator- Kigo Kareithi
2WD driver-Leo Varese
Classic Car Cup navigator-Richard Hechle 
Classic Car Cup driver- Jonathan Somen 
SPV Navigator- Charanjeev Singh
SPV Driver: Nikhil Sachania
Group S Navigator- Tauseef Khan
Group S Driver: Karan Patel
KNRC Div 3 driver- Karan Patel
KNRC Div 3 navigator- Tauseef Khan
KNRC Div 2 driver-Alasdair Keith,
KNRC Div 2 navigator- Tariq Malik; 
KNRC NAVIGATOR-Ravi Soni, 
KNRC DRIVER- Baldev Singh Chager.

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