KMSF BOSS OVER THE MOON

KMSF Award a milestone in my rally career, says Kimathi

Courtesy of the WRC Safari Project, a joint venture between the Kenyan Government through the Ministry Of Sports and KMSF evolved to fit the modern-day WRC requirements.

In Summary

•Katto lauded the country for its efforts towards regaining WRC status, terming it a major milestone for the East African region.

•Mwirigi confirmed that the lender will renew it’s sponsorship package for 2020.

 

Phineas Kimathi has described his presence in the roll of honour of the Kenya Motor Sports Federation best Personality as a milestone for his motorsport career.

The KMSF chairman and WRC Safari Project CEO was over the weekend named the Motor Sports Personality of the Year, 2019 at the annual awards ceremony at Nairobi’s Carnivore celebrated a strong year of sporting achievement.

Kimathi spearheaded the campaign which won back Kenya’s World Rally Championship status after an 18-year hiatus.

“This is by far my biggest achievement in my motorsprt career. It couldn’t have come at a better time when Kenya is in the middle of delivering another world class event. I am humbled by the award. It has come as a pleasant surprise and I wish to dedicate it to my family, the WRC Safari Project and the Kenya Motor Sports Federation Board for their support to ensure we got the Safari back. I have travelled to more than 30 countries trying to lobby for the event and I’m glad that the effort has come to fruition,” Kimathi said. 

Courtesy of the WRC Safari Project, a joint venture between the Kenyan Government through the Ministry Of Sports and KMSF  evolved to fit the modern-day WRC requirements. The ocassion also fêted all champions in respective categories of the sport.

Baldev Chager was crowned the 2019 Kenya National Rally Champions while Ravi Soni won the 2019 KNRC Navigators’ Award.

Isa Amwari bagged Division Two crown while Jasmeet Chana won the 2019 Group ‘N’ Award.

Sahib Omar was crowned the 2019 KCB autocross champion while Kunal Patel won the 2WD Turbo category..

CAS Hassan Noor Hassan on behalf of Sports CS Ambassador Amina Mohammed said: “The Government will continue supporting the man and machine game to ensure the sport ‘races ahead’ with global requirements.”

Ugandan rally legend Emmanuel Katto was the special guest of the event courtesy of  KMSF. Katto lauded the country for its efforts towards regaining WRC status, terming it a major milestone for the East African region.

KCB Bank Kenya who are title sponsors of the Kenya National Rally Championship and Autocross Championship were represented by marketing and communications director Angela Mwirigi who confirmed that the lender will renew it’s sponsorship package for 2020.

KCB will sponsor the 10 legs of autocross, the WRC Safari and indeed the eight round of the Kenya National Rally Championship.

 

KNRC CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Main Class

Drive Baldev Chager

Co - Driver Ravi Soni

 

Division 1

Driver Amaar Haq

Co - Driver Victor Okundi

 

Division 2

Driver Issa Amwari

Co - Driver Shameer Yusuf

 

Division 3

Driver Geoff Mayes

Co - Driver Suzanne Zwager

 

Group N

Driver Jasmeet Chana

Co - Driver Ravi Chana

 

Group S

Driver Sohanjeet Puee

Co - Driver Adnan Din

 

SPV

Driver Nikhil Sachania

Co - Driver Deep Patel

 

2WD

Driver Daren Miranda

Co - Driver Wayne Fernandes

 

KNRC RAID

 

Prototype car

Driver Ross Field

Co - Driver Robbie Calder

 

Modified car

 

Driver Joost Zuurbier

Co - Driver Rosaline Zuubier

KENYA NATIONAL KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP

Myles Imbayi (60cc Comer)

William Kim (Junior Rotax)

 

Autocross

 

Zameer Verjee (2WD NT)

Kunal Patel (2WD T)

Shahib Omar (4WD T)

Yuvraj Rajput (Bambino)

Tsorav Soni (Per Wee)

Imran Hakada (Open

Wayne Fernandes (Quad)