Pearl of Africa Champion for KCB Eldoret Rally
The 2016 Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally winner Hassan Alwi becomes the second Ugandan driver to confirm his participation in the forthcoming KCB Eldoret Rally.
Alwi navigated by Enock Olinga in a Subaru Impreza N14 is among the foreign drivers enlisted for the Rally which will traverse Uasin Gishu and Elgeyo Marakwet counties on October 8th.
“I will not be under pressure to perform. I just wanna come to Kenya to have some fun,” said Alwi.
Ugandan speed merchant Duncan Mubiru aka Kikankane has already signed up for the rally t and will be navigated by George Ssemakula in a Mitsubishi Evolution X.
Mubiru, better known as “Kikankane” in Ugandan rallying circles, last competed in Kenya two years back during the KCB Safari Rally.
Mubiru has been a household name in the game of Motorsport for some good time but has yet to lay his hands on the coveted Ugandan NRC title.
Among top drivers expected to feature in the Western Kenya Motor Club organised rally are six times champion Ian Duncan, Carl Tundo in his new Ford Fiesta Proto, Onkar Rai, Flying Singh Baldev Chager and Rajbir Rai who finished second last year.
The two wheel drive class has its usual suspects in Eric Bengi, champion Leonardo Varese, Sammy Nyorri and fast rising Alex Lairangi.
2016 kenya National Rally Championship standings
After 5 of 8 rounds
- Tapio Laukkanen 104
- Jaspreet Chatthe 100
- Ian Duncan 72
- Rajbir Rai 61
- Carl Tundo 51