Ugandan rally ace Duncan ‘Kikankane’ Mubiru could not master a podium finish at the KCB Kenya Safari Rally as he did in Rwanda in July but was amongst finishers in a tense event.
The Ugandan cruising in a Subaru N16 was seventh after clocking 3:02:00 in the 800km race.
The event won by Kenya National Rally champion Baldev in a space of two hours, forty seven minutes and thirteen seconds saw Ivorian Gary Chaynes fail to wrap up the Africa Rally Championship (ARC) title after his suspension broke on day three.
Chaynes, who leads the ARC log with 101 points would have been crowned the 2014 African champion had he completed the event given his close competitor Essa Mohammad didn’t take part in the event due to financial constraints.
The event was also unkind to other ARC title contender Jaspreet Chatthe whose car over heat.
With reports that Essa may be available for the last round of the ARC in Madagascar, Chaynes will have to wait celebrations but it all seems done.
RESULTS TOP SEVEN
1) Baldev Chager(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo10)2: 47:13
2)Carl Tundo/Tim Jessop (Proton ST2000)2:48.24
3) Manvir Baryan/Drew Sturrock(Subaru Impreza) 2:52:46
4) Quentin Mitchell/Nicholas Camara (Skoda S2000) 2:52:23
5)Azar Anwar/Julius Ngigi(Mitsubishi Evo8) 2:56:50
6) Tejveer Rai/ Zahir Shah (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo10) 3:01:01
7. Duncan Mubiru/Musa Nsubuga (Subaru Impreza N16) 3:02.00
ARC STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 7
Gary Chaynes (Ivory Coast) – 101pts
Essa Mohammad (Zambia) – 93pts
Jaspreet Chatthe (Kenya) – 58pts