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KENYA'S RAI ONKAR LEADS THE RACE

New leader at the top of the Classic Rally

Baldev Chager had won the previous five stages before his Porsche stopped abruptly in the section due to gearbox problem.

In Summary

• The crews have done 546kms in total over the last two days. The total distance is 3390kms.

• Each day, the rally consists of three competitive stages, and transport or liaison sections.

Baldev Chager in action yesterday
Baldev Chager in action yesterday
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The East African Safari Classic Rally moves into Day Three action this morning with Kenya’s Onkar Rai now leading the event in his Porsche 911.

 He failed to meet the deadline to start SS6 as the car was being nursed by the mechanics.

Day Three will start at 7 am from the Mount Meru Hotel in Arusha before the crew tackle three competitive stages of the day. They will visit through Pantone/Samora (65.52kms), Manduli/Mto Wa Mbu (156.00kms) and Samora/Panone (64.52kms) before crews take a rest at the Mount Meru Hotel for the second consecutive night.

The crews have done 546kms in total over the last two days. The total distance is 3390kms. Among the other major sponsors of the event include, Vivo Energy, Sarova Hotels, DT Dobie and Bidco Africa.

Each day, the rally consists of three competitive stages, and transport or liaison sections. The crews will be covering 24 stages in both Kenya and Tanzania respectively. On any given day of the rally, crews will be expected to cover between 390–500km (a combined distance of stage and transport).

 

The remaining programme: Day Three Arusha - Arusha  30/11/19, Day Four Arusha - Tanga 1/12/19, Day Five Rest Day at Tanga 2/12/19, Day Six Tanga - Tanga  3/12/19, Day Seven Tanga - Taita  4/12/19, Day Eight Taita - Whitesands  5/12/19, Day Nine Whitesands- Whitesands  6/12/19.

 

Provisional Results End of Day Two:

  1. Onkar Singh Rai(KEN)/ Drew Sturrock(GBR) 
  2. Kris Rosenberger (AUT)/Nicola Bleicher(DEU) Porsche 
  3. Stig Blomqvist(SWE)/Jorgen Fornander(SWE)
  4. Tejveer Singh Rai(KEN)/Gavin Laurence (KEN) Porsche 
  5. Ian Duncan/Anthony Nielsen (Rover Vitesse Kenya)