NAIROBI, Kenya- The revamped Fat Rhinos team are all systems go as they gear up for the 2018 edition of the gruelling Rhino Charge set for Saturday.
Fat Rhinos, who missed out on second place in the 2017 Charge by merely 10 minutes, will enter this year’s competition revitalized after entering into partnership with leading bookmakers, SportPesa.
Car 24, more commonly known as ‘Fat Betty’, a Toyota Land-Cruiser branded in the famous white and blue colors of the gaming platform will be driven by Jaspal Matharu with sights set on a podium finish.
This year’s event has attracted over 60 cars and has the potential to be one of the most closely contested Charge in the recent past.
The Fat Rhinos held a successful 8th annual golf tournament last Friday at the Royal Nairobi Golf Club which was won by Charles Kariuki.
The tournament is a traditional curtain raiser to the grueling Rhino Charge for Fat Rhinos that seeks to consolidate their fund raising effort for the Rhino Ark Charity Trust that was founded in 1988 to support conservation in Kenya.
‘Fat Betty’ was parked on the lawn at the tournament giving spectators a chance to see the beast that is will embark on conquering the tough terrain come June 2nd (Saturday).
“It is fantastic to see you all here, coming to support this worthy cause. My team has been excited from the first time they went to the test drive.
“The Rhino Charge is huge and an important event for a noble cause. We are very excited for this new partnership with Fat Rhinos,” Assistant Marketing Manager, Merchandising at SportPesa, Muthoni Kihanya, said during the Fat Rhinos annual golf day.
The industrious team, who won the Tiger Line at the 2016 Rhino Charge, are eager to finish strongly this time round and the team manager Deven Jadeja also known as ‘Fat Satan’ echoed his teammates goal while speaking to SportPesa News.
“Our target for the 2018 Rhino Charge is to have a top 3 (podium) finish, gain knowledge of car set ups and performance, driver/navigator/crew experience and to present a professional sportsmanship team.
“I want to thank our sponsors who always stand up for us every year. A massive mention to SportPesa for coming through this year to help out me and my team. Without you this would not be possible and I do not take it for granted that you chose to be a part of this,” Jadeja underlined.
The team in its entirety have expressed their excitement ahead of the 2018 Rhino Charge and the collective sense of hunger, passion and exertion they know they will need to display for a respectable finish in this year’s event.