Carl 'Flash' Tundo wins in Nanyuki to maintain lead

Carl 'Flash' Tundo wins in Nanyuki to maintain lead

Carl 'Flash' Tundo wins in Nanyuki to maintain lead

Carl "Flash" Tundo navigated by Tim Jessop in a Mitsubishi EVO9 emerged victorious in the KCB Advantage Banking Rally in Nanyuki following cancellation of the last stage (CS11) at Batian View. Following heavy afternoon downpour, Clerk of the Course, Nazir Yakub in consultation with stewards ended proceedings at penultimate stage  only with 5 kilometers of the super special  to spare.

As heavens opened, Tundo savored his second career Nanyuki Rally victory after winning this event in 2005 in a Subaru N10.

This was his first Nanyuki victory in the Mitsubishi.  He beat teammate Alastair Cavenagh by a mere 22 seconds to claim his fourth win of the 2012 KNRC season.

"The rally was really good. I have won Nanyuki for the first time in my Mitsubishi," said Tundo.

Tundo has so far won the season opening Nyeri rally, Nakuru Rally, the diamond jubilee Safari and now Nanyuki.

He now opens a 75 points championship lead from Duncan who retired on day two but still maintained second position on 280points.

Alastair's second in Nanyuki saw him cling to third in the KNRC tussle with 250 points. Third was Baldev Chager whose Subaru was losing power. Quentin Mitchell was fourth.  With Tundo and Cavenagh untouchable, Quentin spent the whole day fighting with Chager for a podium slot which he eventually lost.

Day 1 overnight leader Raaji Bharij finished 6th after he went through the bush and lost 6minutes.

A tense showdown was manifest going into the last section of the rally. In fact, It was down to 22 seconds between Tundo and Cavanagh but when skies opened Tundo was declared the winner.

 Alastair had his run on the Loldaiga section frustrated when he drove the last 13 kilometers on a puncture and lost 6 seconds to Tundo.

Azar Anwar was fifth overall.The Nanyuki Rally had a number of casualties; Peter Horsey retired after the engine of his "Moto Moto" Datsun pick-up failed, Issa Amwari was time barred in service.

Provisional Results

1. Carl Tundo/T. Jessop  (EVO9) 1:22:11

2. A. Cavanagh/G. Laurence  (EVO9) 1:22:3

3 Baldy Chager/Raju Sehhmi  (Subaru N16) 1:26:40

4. Quentin Mitchell/Chris Davis (Subaru N16)1:27:11

5. Azar  Anwar/Julius Ngigi  (EVO8) 1:29:34

6. Raaji Bharij/Geoff Mayes (EVO9) 1:34:42

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