East Africa Safari Classic Rally will be hosting a Mini Classic rally in honour of the late JS Vohra (pink) set for August 16-19.
Safaricom ltd has paired up with East African Safari Rally Ltd to run the event the rally will start from Sarova Panafric hotel in Nairobi and will be concluded at Sarova Woodlands hotel, Nakuru.
EASR Limited Director Raju Kishinani said the entry fee is kshs 21,000 per car and all the proceeds of the entry fee will be presented to the family of JS Vohra to donate to a charity organization of their choice.
Safaricom Director –Consumer Business Sylvia Mulinge said: “Safaricom co-sponosred the 8th Edition of the East Africa Safari Classic Rally, which ended on 1st December after 9 intense days. The success of the 8th Edition was however blighted by the sad news that one of East Africa’s Safari Classic rally’s greatest icons, Jaideep Singh Vohra had passed away on his way to watch the Marathon Rally.Losing an iconic rally director was heartbreaking. The team thought of how he would have liked to be remembered and to him the success of the eighth edition of East Africa Safari Classic rally was important. It is through the spirit of greatness and toughness that he led the team with that the organisers were able to resume the race in his honour.”
Mulinge continued: “This year, the team continues to celebrate him and will organize a mini classic rally in memory of the late JS. We are happy to be part of the team. We are glad that the rally fraternity invited us to be part of the mini classic rally and we are counting on everyone in this room to make it a success.JS was passionate about Kenyan drivers and the fact that the mini classic is affordable to local drivers is a great way to celebrate the milestones he made to ensure the East Africa Safari Classic rally is what it is today. In that respect, Safaricom has sponsored Sh.4million towards the mini classic event, which will take place between 16th and 19th of August in his memory.We are proud to be part of this great event in honour of JS who made the East Africa Safari Classic rally a part of our sports heritage as a country.”