63 drivers charged up for Guru Nanak rally

63 drivers charged up for Guru Nanak rally

63 drivers charged up for Guru Nanak rally

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2008 champion Baldev Chager is in line to be crowned 2013 Kenya National Rally Champion KNRC during Sunday’s Guru Nanak Rally that has so far attracted 63 drivers.

The 458.4 km race that will go through Naivasha, Suswa and Kedong is being regarded as one of the toughest rally routes in the country.

 11-time champion Ian Duncan and 2012 KCB Safari Rally champion Carl Tundo who last month won the Kisumu rally will most definitely be the drivers to watch during this outing.

Chager, leads the drivers’ grid with 410 points and only needs a top five finish to clinch the national championship.

“ We are looking forward to having  a clean race .Nevertheless We expect tough competition, but we will give it our best shot,” Charger said.

Tundo will be seeking to improve his second place finish during the Pearl of Africa Uganda rally in July, while third-placed Duncan will be hoping to bring back memories of his four straight wins between 1986 and 1989 at the event.

The top drivers, however, face challenges from youngsters such as Rajbir Rai (son of legendary Sarbi Rai), Manvir Baryan, fast rising Kisumu driver Jaspreet Chatthe, Peter Horsey and Quentin Mitchell.

The event will be flagged off outside Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Naivasha branch on Sunday at 7:30 am. The service park will be at Naivasha Sopa Lodge while the finish off point will be at Sikh Union, Nairobi, with the first car expected at the finish ramp at 4:58 pm. The award giving ceremony will be at Sikh Union.

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