More foreign drivers attracted by 2019 WRC Candidate Event Safari Rally

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7th Jun, 2019 04:06:57

    Nairobi June 7, 2019---Entries for 2019 WRC Candidate Event/Africa Rally Championship Safari Rally have increased to 26 with Belgian Giancarlo Davite navigated by Sylvia Vinevogel of Burundi joining the race in a Mitsubishi EVO X.

    Ugandan ace Duncan Mubiru better known as ‘Kikankane’ in Ugandan rallying circles who rolled spectacularly at Kedong spectator stage last year less than a kilometre to the finish but went on to finish sixth overall leads the regional challenge.

    Other Ugandans in contention for the Safari are Kepher Walubi/Anthony Mugambwa (Mitsubishi EVOX), Ronald Ssebaguzi/Leon Ssenyange (Mitsubishi EVO X) and Yasin Nasser/Ali Katumba (Mitsubishi EVO X).

    This will be Mubiru’s sixth Safari attempt having finished 7th in 2014. Mubiru is a household name in Ugandan motorsport’s scene but is yet to win the national title.

    Davite has also participated in the Safari Rally five times with his best results being 9th overall in 2004. He was 11th three years later and finished 15th in 2010.

    All top Kenyans who are in Zambia leg of the ARC have confirmed their participation led by current and former Safari champions Carlo Tundo and Baldev Chager. They will drive Mitsubishi Evolutions X. To spice up competition in the top order will be Onkar Rai in a Skoda Fabia R5 and Karan Patel in another Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X.

    One of the youngest drivers in the line-up is McRae Kimathi, 24 in a Mitsubishi EVO X. He made his Safari debut in 2016 before his car succumbed to mechanical problems. He is also a consistent auto cross participant.

    The Safari will be flagged off outside the Presidential pavilion at Kasarani Stadium on July 5th. Competitors will then head to the super special stage in the open field behind Kasarani overlooking Lucky Summer estate.



























    PARAS PANDYA - KENFALGUN BHOJAK -  KENKENEVO XN
    MAHESH HALAI -KENKETAN HALAI - KENKENSUBARU IMPREZA NN
    LLOYD JOHN - UKCAVENAGH ADRIAN - KENUKFORD ESCORTCLASSIC
    SOMEN JONATHAN - KENHECHLE RICHARD -KENKENFORD ESCORT MK IICLASSIC
    EDWARD MAINAEDWARD NJOROGEKENSUBARU IMPREZA N10N
    JASMEET CHANA - KENRAVI CHANA - KEN KENEVO XN
    GIANCARLO DAVITE- BELSYLVIA VINDEVOGEL- BURBEL/BUREVO XR4
    KARAN PATEL - KENJAMES MWANGI - KENKENEVO XN
    DAREN MIRANDA - KENFERNANDES WAYNE - KENKENTOYOTA SPRINTER2WD
    WALUBI KEPHER - UGMUGAMBWA ANTHONY UGEVO XN
    SSEBAGUZI RONALDSSENYANGE LEON-UGUGEVO XN
    PUEE SOHANJEET- KENDIN ADNAN - KENKENSUBARU IMPREZA N10N
    GEOFF MAYES - KENSUZANNE ZWAGER - KENKENLANDROVER SPV
    RAI ONKAR - KENDAWE GARETH - KENKENSCODA FABIARC2-R5
    CHAGER BALDEV- KENRAVI SONI - KEN KENEVO XRC2-R4
    KAHLON LOVEJYOT SINGH - KENLIMBANI HARSHIL - KENKENSUBARU IMPREZA N10S
    GOMES LEROY - ZAMGOMES URSHLLA - ZAMZAMFORD FIESTAR5
    SACHANIA NIKHIL - KENDEEP PATEL - KENKENEVO XSPV
    CARL TUNDO - KENTIM JESSOP - KENKENEVO XRC2-R4
    SIRA HARDEV - KENTBAKENFORD ESCORTCLASSIC
    NASSER YASIN - UGKATUMBA ALI - UGUGSUBARU IMPREZARC 2
    AAKIF VIRANI - KENAZHAR BHATTI - KENKENSUBARU IMPREZA - VABSPV
    MCRAE KIMATHI - KENTBAKENSUBARU IMPREZA - N12N
    MINESH RATHOD- KENSHAMEER YUSUF- KENKENEVO XN
    DUNCAN MUBIRU - UGMUSA NSUBUGA - UGUGEVO XS




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