Rajveer, Karangatha renew rivalry in KCB autocross


Rajveer, Karangatha renew rivalry in KCB autocross
Rajveer Tethy preparing for 4th Round of the KCB National Autocross championship.

In Summary

  • Rajveer will lock horns with round one winner Sam Karangatha in the Kenya Motor Sports Club organized leg.

Two Wheel Drive Non Turbo leader Rajveer Thethy is confident he can boost his title bid with victory at Sunday’s KCB Kenya National Autocross Championship Round 4 event at Jamhuri Park racetrack.

Rajveer will lock horns with round one winner Sam Karangatha in the Kenya Motor Sports Club organized leg.

Third placed Sameer Nanji is also expected to put up a brave fight in his VW Golf GTI.

The Class also welcomes Azfar Malik who will be making his debut behind the wheel of a Toyota Levin 2WD NT.

Safina Khan of Tams Racing is also in mix in her championship-winning Toyota Vitz better known as Peprta

Safina will be sharing the Vitz with his son Ahil Khan.

Rajveer will be steering a Daewoo 1500cc 2WD NT car. Here’s what he had to say about Sunday’s race meeting:

“We are now into our final touches of the car. We anticipate a stiff challenge from Karangatha and the fact that I have beaten him twice he will come hard at me.”

Karangatha said: “We are preparing the Subaru Leone for the Jamhuri Autocross. Hoping for a good result in the class. Competition is quite tight at the moment with Rajveer driving a Daweoo and Sameer driving a VW Golf GTI. We have 1 win from Waterfront, while Rajveer took the win at Kasarani and Eldoret.

“Let’s see how the championship battle evolves at Jamhuri. We have taken some advice from Azar Anwar Motorsport to setup the car better. We are also hoping to get additional sponsors on board as the season progresses.”

Lovejyot Singh: “I am happy the season is restarting, final preparations are going on both the buggy and rally car. We did few tests over the weekend to clear the webs off. I hope the organisers will Grade the Track because its so Rough especially the Brigde.”

2WD Turbo Class leader Zameer Verjee will face stiff opposition from Ankush Manoj Shah, Qahir Rahim and Noor Rehman.

Verjee: “I haven’t driven in a while, looking forward to a full season with lots of fun and quick pace.”

The star driver in 4WD Turbo class is Lovejyot Singh who has scored 55 points on his Subaru Impreza. His rivals are Eric Bengi with 35 and Sahib Omar who is a close third with 32 points.

KCB Bank Kenya are the title sponsors of the 10 leg Kenya National Autocross Championship. The 2021 Autocross started at The Waterfront in Nairobi’s Karen, Kasarani WRC Safari Harton Grange racetrack Eldoret.

 

Standings

CLASS 1 – 2WD NON-TURBO BUGGY

1 Zameer Verjee 64

2 Ankush Manoj Shah 43

5 Qahir Rahim 40

4 Noor Rehman 32

CLASS 1 – 2WD NON-TURBO CAR

1 Rajveer Thethy 59

2 Sam Karangatha 56

3 Sameer Nanji 32

4 Safina Khan 29

5 Ahil Khan 13

CLASS 3 – 2WD TURBO BUGGY

1 Azaad Manji 61

2 Pabhjeet Sagoo 47

3 Shaz Ismail 40

4 Kunal Patel Bimal 35

5 Zuber Manji 35

CLASS 4 – 2WD TURBO CAR

1 Paresh Patel 20

CLASS 5 – 2WD TURBO CAR

1 Navdeep Sandhu 20

CLASS 6- 4WD TURBO

1 Loveyjot Singh  55

2 Eric Bengi 35

3 Sahib Omar 32

4 Salim Dodi 24

5 Karan Patel 19

6 Rehan Shah 14

CLASS 7 – OPEN

1 Kirit Rajput 54

2 Hamza Anwar 51

3 Asad Khan 43

4 Maxine Wahome 39

5 Rehan Shah 22

6 Baldev Chager 17

7 Anish Chouhan 14

CLASS 8 – QUAD

1 Gurraj Singh 66

2 Wayne Fernandes 51

CLASS 9 – BAMBINO

1 Yuvraj Rajput 59

2 Karamveer Singh Rooprai 56

3 Jairaj Jutley 17

CLASS 10- JUNIOR 2WD NON-TURBO

1 Neel Gohil 54

2 Brandon Ng’ang’a 44

3 Amaraj Malle 15

CLASS 11- PEEWEE

1 Kiana Rajput 60

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