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Winners feted at the first KCB National Autocross championship of the year

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 00:00 |
Lovejyot Singh savoured his maiden 4WD Turbo win.

Audrey Miheso

NAIROBI: The first KCB National Autocross championship held on Sunday at The Karen Waterfront attracted stiff competition from a number of  drivers who have been in the competition for years and newcomers.

Lovejyot Singh savoured his maiden 4WD Turbo win as the first round of the KCB Kenya National Autocross Championship culminated at The Waterfront Karen.

The LJ Racing team driver had his campaign effectively sewn up when defending champion Sahib Omar ran into mechanical gremlins.

Sahib, who is gunning for back-to-back titles this year, broke two rear drive shafts to settle for third overall.

Rally driver Karan Patel went home with two bonus championship points after setting the Fastest Time of the Day (FTD).

He wrapped up his day’s 4WDT campaign in second overall position. Lovejyot was all smiles after a dry and dusty day on the track.

“When I came home in the morning I learnt of top drivers and felt quite nervous. So I knew I was going to attack on the way to keep up with the pack.

The track set up was a lot similar to what we did last year, so I stuck to my lines and mastered the track,” said Lovejyot Girl rider Kiana Rajput won the Pee Wee Class for the kids.

His elder brother Yuvraj Rajput won the Bambino Class. Newcomer Brandon Nganga clocked a cumulative time of 03.40.18 tio beat debutant Neel Gohil who managed 04.42.60.

Defending champion Zameer Verjee started off his campaign with victory in 2WD NT Class beating Abdul Razak Rehan and Noor Rehman to the podium dash.          

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