Three time national rally champion Carl “Flash” Tundo navigated by Tim Jessop in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X will be chasing a fourth title when 2018 Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) drives off in Kilifi County today tomorrow.
Tundo will be the first driver on the ramp in the 6th leg of sixth leg of the KNRC
Accumulating a total of 100 points Tundo leads table standing followed by former national champion Baldev Chager who despite retiring on the belated third round at Lisa Farm retained the second spot on 71 points.
The championships will be flagged off at Mombasa Cement Limited farm in Vipingo with drivers navigating Coast terrains in remote parts of Kilifi before traversing Bamba and Ganze regions which have from time immemorial been synonymous with the Mombasa Motor Club (MMC) Rally.
Onkar Singh Rai will be the second driver on the ramp. Navigated by Gavin Laurence, they will be driving in a Skoda Fabia R5 as Coast fans will not witness the second R5 Skoda after reigning African champion Manvir Baryan decided to give the Coast tour a wide berth because he will a family function in London.
Chager who retired on the KMSC leg last month with a 1.30minutes lead has been seeded third ahead of Subaru’s Eric Bengi, Tejveer Rai, Jasmeet Ghana and Farhaaz Khan. Bengi currently tops Group N infont of Farhaaz.