Pastor Ngigi: Road safety comes ahead of winning

Pastor Ngigi: Road safety comes ahead of winning

Pastor Ngigi: Road safety comes ahead of winning

The Oli Libya team of Pastor Ngigi and Azar Anwar

Navigator Julius Ngigi of Oil Libya racing team has urged Kenyans to adhere to road safety rules and be on the look out without trying to emulate rally drivers in the sport.

 Ngigi, a pastor at the International Christian centre (ICC), navigates former Kenya rally champion Azar Anwar in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8. The two have been great campaigners against recklessness and drunk driving in the country.

 “Just like in the past seasons, I have been calling for increased spectator control efforts, there is need to take care of one’s life while minding that of your neighbor. There is need to curb avoidable road accidents on our roads.” He says.

 Ngigi was keen to remind the spectators that rally cars are specially designed for rallying purposes and that they should not try to do what they see ,'' In rally we use different kinds of machines which I can say are more sophisticated. There are also protective gears and helmets we do use in case of accidents, that doesn't mean we are safe, however we are little bit safer. Kenyans must learn that to be a rally driver one is taught on a number of issues not just speeding. You have to control your car.” Ngigi adds.

 Ngigi and Anwar have had two podium finishes in the last two seasons in Kenya national rally championships intend to improve on that this season, “We want to enjoy rallying in the coming season. We will do our best and give the likes of national champion Carl Tundo a run for their money. Above all we want to have fun in our hobby.”

 Round one of the Kenya National Rally Championship will be held in Konza and Kajiado on January 27.


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