Flying Finnish takes overnight lead

Flying Finnish takes overnight lead

Flying Finnish takes overnight lead

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Finnish Tapio Laukkanen navigated by Pasi Torma took an overnight lead on Friday having clocked the fastest time on day one of the 2015 Safari Rally.

Driving a Subaru Impreza, Laukkanen led in all the three stages posting 00:46:37 and was placed ahead of Raaji Bharij / Jasneil Ghataure in an RC2-N4Mitsubishi Evolution (00:48:02).

Safari Rally defending Champion Baldev Chagger  who was first off the ramp at KICC on Friday struggled to regain balance after his navigator had a hitch with his notes thus dropping to 12th in the opening stages. He however struggled to finish in 7th spot.

Ian Duncan driving a new machine Evolution 10 finished among the top ten coming in 7th but he is expected to give a fine run in the next two days.

KCB SAFARI RALLY 2015

PROVISIONAL RESULTS DAY 1

1 Tapio Laukkanen / Pasi Torma (Subaru Impreza) 00:46:37

2. Raaji Bharij / Jasneil GhataureRC2-N4Mitsubishi Evolution) 00:48:02

3. Carl Tundo / Tim Jessop (S2000 Proton Neo Satria) 00:48:36

4. Jaspreet Chatthe / Gurdeep Panesar (Mitsubishi Evolution) 00:49:02

5. Manvir Baryan / Drew Sturrock (Ford Fiesta) 00:49:05

6. Onkar Rai / Gareth Dawe (Mitsubishi Evolution 10) 00:49:21

7. Baldev Chager / Ravi Soni (Mitsubishi Evolution 10) 00:49:45

8. Ian Duncan / Amaar Slatc (Mitsubishi Evolution) 00:49:56

9. Karan Patel / Tauseef Khan (Mitsubishi Evolution 10) 00:50:01

10. Jas Mangat / Cedric Buzabo (Mitsubishi Evolution 10) 00:50:07

11. Quentin Mitchell / Tom Woodburn ( Skoda Fabia S2000) 00:50:36

12. Rajbir Rai / Dale Furniss (Ford Fiesta) 00:50:45

13. Tejveer Rai / Zahir Shah (Mitsubishi Evolution 10) 00:51:00

14. Azar Anwar / Julius Ngige (Mitsubishi Evolution 8) 00:52:47

15 Jasmeet Chana / Ravinder Chana (Mitsubishi Evolution 9) 00:53:14

16 Frank Tundo / Mike Borissow (Mitsubishi Evolution 9) 00:53:16

17. Izhar Mirza / Kavit Dave (Mitsubishi Evolution 9) 00:53:41

18. Dennis Mwenda / Job Njiru (Mitsubishi Evolution 9) 00:53:52

19. Steve Mwangi / Steve Nyorri (Subaru Impreza) 00:54:17


20. Alastair Cavenagh/Gavin Laurence (Porsche) 00:54,34

21. Amaanraj Rai / Gregory Stead (Mitsubishi Evolution 10). 00:54:35

22. Pavit Kenth / Raju Sehmi (Mitsubishi Evolution 9) 00:54:51

23. Asad Khan / Mwangi Kioni (Subaru Impreza N10) 00:55:28

24. Mahesh Halai / Ketan Halai (Subaru Impreza) 00:55:34

25. Farhaaz Khan / Riyaz Ismail (Mitsubishi Evolution 9) 00:55:53

26. Alfir Khan/ Tinu Khan) (Subaru Impreza N10) 00:57:39

27. Steve Gacheru / Linet Ayuko (Subaru Impreza) 00:57:49

28. Taiti Wachira/Mutuma M'marimba (EVO6) 00:57.52

29. Ron Oakley / John Martin (Subaru Impreza) 00:58:01

30. Stephano Roca/Piers Daykin (Datsun 280z) 00:58.04

31.G. Njoroge/John Ngugi (Subaru) 00:58.16

32. Piero Canobbio / Michele Ferrara (Mitsubishi Evolution 10) 00:58:26

33. Hussein Malik/Absalom Aswani (EVO6) 00:58.34

34. Jansher Sandhu / Shameer Yusuf (Mitsubishi Evolution 9)
00:58:52

35. Murage Waigwa/Tuta Mionki (GC8) 00:58.59

36. James Kirimi/Evans Mwenda (GC8) 00: 59.09

37. Eric Bengi/ Tony Gichohi (RunX) 00:59:.28

38. Eric Njogu/Tonny Kimondo (Subaru N8) 00:59.51

39. Sammy Nyorri/Esward Njoroge (RunX) 01:00.09

40. Paras Pandya / Falgun Bhojak (Subaru Impreza) 01:00:50

40= David Kioni/James Mwangi (Subaru) 01:00:50

42. Ranjeet Sehmi/Feisal Khan (Ford Escort MK1) 01:01.11

43. Alex Lairang'I / Anthony Gichohi (Toyota Sprinter) 01:02:22

44. Chandu Devji/Julius Mwachuya (GC8) 01:02.37

45. Nishit Shah / Devan Bhundia (Subaru Impreza N10) 01:03:20

46. Gurmit Thethy / Harshil Limbani (VW Golf Mark 111) 01:04:57

47. Natasha Tundo/Chantal Young (Subaru N10) 01:05.08

48. Leonardo Varese / Kigondu Kareithi (Toyota Corolla RSI) 01:05:48

49. Bhupinder Sagoo / Imran Khan (Toyota Ceres) 01:06:32

50. Nikhil Sachania/Salim Khan (Mitsubishi Challenge) 01:06.59

51. Geoff Mayes / Jamie Mactavish (Toyota Levin) 01:09:47

52. Nzioka Waita/Laban Cliff (Subaru N12) 01:18.57

53. Helen Shiri/Gerald Maina (Subaru Inpreza GC8) 01:36.46

RETIREMENTS
1. Hapz Sagoo (rolled)
2. Imran Mogui/Adnan Din
3. Rupesh Chauhan
4. Imran A. Khan
5. Rob Hellier

Photo of Baldev Charger courtesy of Attex.

 

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