Kabras Racing seeking another sweep

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 00:00 |

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Nairobi, Monday

Kabras Sugar Racing, Menengai Lemon and Top Fry teams have dominated the Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) Premier Class over the past few years.

Their “fast and furious” cockpit ability has not only captivated the rally-sport in the country, but treated regional motorsport fans to some exhilarating displays of rallying artistry.

A perfect example was the season-opening KCB Nakuru Rally (on January 20 2021) at the expansive Soysambu Conservancy where the three-car Kabras outfit led by Baldev Chager and Rai siblings Tejveer and Onkar racked up their unprecedented podium cleansweep as a team in 10 years.

After Nakuru, Kabras drivers occupy the first three spots on the KNRC log with Chager on the summit with 33points followed by Tejveer 25 and Onkar on 23.

In Nakuru, Chager totally bossed it to doggedly resume his title hunt with zest and vigor.

The Flying Singh”, or “Boldy”, as he is better known in racing circles, was overly excited with the 1-2-3 finish for Kabras team.

“It’s the first time in 10 years that we have taken a clean-sweep as a team. We are really proud of it, I mean, it’s quite a good feeling. We are looking forward to improving on our performance in the next event in Machakos County,” Chager said.

Driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 10- R4 and navigated by Ravi Soni ,Chager also gained 3 bonus Championship points in Nakuru after winning the power stage which was a repeat run of Soysambu (CS7).

He clocked 1;29.36 hours to beat stablemate Tejveer by a 1.38 minutes margin.

In winning the Rift Valley Motor Sport Club (RVMSC) organised round, Chager completed back to back Nakuru Rally titles after his victory in Nyahururu last year as hard-charging a birthday boy.

Nyahururu Rally 2020 was the last event before Covid-19 restrictions culminated into the cancellation of the rest of the season last year.

In Nakuru, Chager won 4 out of 7 stages to take an early lead on the KCB KNRC log.

Onkar won 2 stages and his elder brother Tej 1stage.

It was a bad day at the office though for immediate former Champion ‘Flash” Tundo in a Top Fry Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 10 on his home event where he failed to win a stage in the seven-section event. The give times Safari winner retired with a broken left rear arm.

After CS6, competitors started the last stage – CS7 -which also served as the Power Stage where the fastest competitor gained an additional 3 championship points! Rai siblings Tejveer and Onkar in identical VW Polo R5 sealed the podium dash.

The result was a repeat of Nyahururu Rally (last year’s Nakuru edition) where both Chager and Tejveer occupied the first two positions. - KMSF

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