Carl Tundo taking on the Jamhuri Spectator Stage Credit: Africa Rally Archives

The fifth event of the 2017 Kenya national rally championship took course over the weekend with crews going neck to neck for championship points in Naivasha.

[/media-credit] Carl Tundo taking on the Jamhuri Spectator Stage Credit: Africa Rally Archives

Carlo Tundo and co-driver Tim Jessop were the stars of the day with a glorious run in the six stages. They swept all the six stages to comfortably register the Guru Nanak rally win.

‘Flash’ as is commonly referred to collected 25 points to go second on the KNRC leader board with 85points.

He is now two points behind leader Ian Duncan with two events remaining.

Baldev Charger and Ravi Soni crossed the final finish in second; two minutes and 46 seconds behind. They move to third place in the championship.

Jaspreet Chatthe sealed off the podium places in third position overall.

Despite finishing fourth overall, Ian Duncan secured 15 vital points to keep him in the lead of the KNRC leaderboard with 87points.

Onkar Rai settled for fifth overall with Karan Patel and Jasmeet Chana in sixth and seventh overall.

Sammy Nyorri topped the Two wheel drive(2WD) category followed by Charles Hinga and Leonardo Varesa in second and third respectively.

Meanwhile, sixteen crews could not cross the final finish of the event.

The earlier winners of the previous KNRC rounds Manvir Baryan and Tapio Laukkanen both suffered misfortunes that ended their contention.

Laukkanen was unable to start the event after suddenly falling sick while Baryan’s Skoda Fabia developed electrical problems retiring him from the event.

Amaaraj Rai, Tavjeer Rai, Farhaaz Khan are among the casualties of the Guru Nanak rally.

The next KNRC event is scheduled for 11-12th November.

Top five KNRC standings
Ian Duncan 87
Carl Tundo 85
Baldev Charger 79
Karan Patel 71
Manvir Baryan 68

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