Drivers gear up for KCB Autocross challenge


Drivers gear up for KCB Autocross challenge

In Summary

  • Dozens of speed stars are fine tuning their machines for this weekend’s KCB Autocross Championship outing. The fifth round will be run by the Kenya Motor Sports Club this Sunday at the Jamhuri track.
  • KCB Group Marketing and Communications Director Angela Mwirigi heralded the event as the region’s bedrock of rallying talent.

Dozens of speed stars are fine tuning their machines for this weekend’s KCB Autocross Championship outing. The fifth round will be run by the Kenya Motor Sports Club this Sunday at the Jamhuri track.

KCB Group Marketing and Communications Director Angela Mwirigi heralded the event as the region’s bedrock of rallying talent.

“The KCB Autocross championship has grown by leaps since we took over as the tile sponsors; we are keen on growing the sport to higher levels “said Angela.

The 2018 4WD Turbo champion Rehan Shah will battle it out with the current series leader Sahib Omar. Rehan makes a return confident of posting positive results powering a N10 Subaru while Sahib will be driving a Subaru G68 with a restrictor in the 4wheel drive turbo category.

“I was out of the country for some time and I am glad to be back in full force, am looking forward to a fun event,” said Rehan.

The 46-year-old driver won the 2017 championship against veteran Azar Anwar and will be hoping to use the remaining rounds of the autocross to test his skills and tenacity.

Other contenders for the Sunday’s action includes Zameer Verjee Sameer Nanji and Rajveer Thethy and Safina Khan in the 2wd non Turbo.

“I have made a number of changes to my car, including the engine the braking system and hopefully I will be able to defend my title this year,” said Safina.

The drivers will compete in four heats ahead of the prize giving later at the same venue. Action will begin at 8 am and entry is free to all.

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