Chager in a back to back wins

Baldev Chager registered a back to back wins after winning the 2019 Top Fry Classic Rally title, the third leg of Kenya Rally championships.

After winning last month’s KCB Safari rally title, Chager will be chasing his third title in next month’s Kilifi encounter.

He won in his Porsche finishing 14 minutes and 37.2 seconds ahead of Onkar Rai similar Porsche.

Geoff Bell of South Africa claimed third place in his Datsun 240Z with Tim Challen of Kenya as his navigator.

Carl Tundo, who was in the top three for most of the competition, dropped to the seventh in a Triumph TR7. Navigated by Tim Jessop, he suffered mechanical problems on the penultimate day before rejoining the final day after repairs.

Tanzania’s Jayant Shah and his Kenyan navigator Arshard Khan finished in the 10th position driving a Porsche 911, just a second ahead of the 11th placed Rob Hellier and Dougy Rundgren in a Datsun 180B at the end of the four-day competition that covered 1,310 kilometres of which 845 were competitive.

Twice winner of the East African Safari Classic Rally, Ian Duncan was finished eighth after earlier problems which had slowed his Ford Mustang.

Rules for the classic rallies are not as tough as those in the Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) events.

In the classic rally, any crew missing a time control faces a penalty of 30 minutes. The crew is allowed to rejoin the event later.

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