Tapio Credit: Africa Rally Archives
[/media-credit] Tapio Laukkanen Credit: Africa Rally Archives

The 2017 Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) resumes this weekend after a three months break.

Over 30 crews will head to Naivasha for the season’s fifth event on Sunday.

The Guru Nanak Rally; originally the seventh round on the calendar comes up as the fifth event of the championship after cancellation of Nanyuki Rally (round five) which was due in August and the postponement of Nakuru Rally (round six) to December.

But only twelve points separate the top five crews going into the weekend race.

Current leader Ian Duncan stands at 72 points; only four points ahead of closely chasing Manvir Baryan. Tapio Laukkanen is only nine points behind.

Guru Nanak Rally is therefore anticipated to pull out some amazing drives from the top crews all aiming for maximum points.

Multiple Rally Team crews remain favourites. Baryan won the season opener in Mombasa and the Fly540 Rally while Laukkanen topped in the Safari and Eldoret rallies.

Sponsored by Multiple Hauliers, Guru Nanak Rally consists of six stages covering a total competitive distance of 158.00 kilometres.

Top five KNRC standings

1. Ian Duncan 72points
2. Manvir Baryan 68
3. Tapio Laukannen 63
4. Carl Tundo 60
5. Karan Patel 59

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