Fan favourite Cavenagh back for Nakuru Rally

Fan favourite Cavenagh back for Nakuru Rally

Fan favourite Cavenagh back for Nakuru Rally

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Two time national Rally champion Alastair Cavenagh will be back in action for this weekend’s KCB Rally which heads to Nakuru.

Cavenagh has missed two of the Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) events this year and therefore it will be a delight for the fans to see him back.

Renowned for his fearless maximum attack approach to every stage, Cavenagh has long been a favourite of the crowds.

“We will definitely not have a chance of the championship this year,” said Cavenagh, “But we will try to win as many stages as possible and push everyone else as far as possible. Ultimately that is what makes rallying fun and improves the level of competition.”

Cavenagh’s long-standing chief mechanic Jim Heather Hayes has fully rebuilt the ageing EVO 9 since its last outing in Nyeri where wet conditions and brake failure forced the crew’s retirement.

Cavenagh skipped the Voi Rally as he was competing in the grueling Iron Man competition (swim 1.9km, cycle 90km, plus Half Marathon combined) to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis that weekend in Mallorca, Spain and had hoped that the dates would not clash. He also missed the season-opening Kajiado Rally due to a rib injury.

“It would have been particularly beneficial to participate in the Voi Rally as I was fairly certain that many of the sections will be used in the KQ Safari Classic Rally in November and obviously having cruised on them twice and driven there competitively in the rally will provide a huge advantage to all of those competitors who would have participated in both events,”

"It would be nice and it’s  actually high time that some of the younger drivers start upping their game and setting fastest stage times challenging for both stage and rally victories,” said Cavenagh, clearly throwing down the gauntlet in the process to the younger drivers.

The Rift Valley Motor Sports organized Event will revolve around Mogotio, Alfega, Kambi Moto and Gicheha farm regions.


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