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Halai looks to build lead in Kenya 4x4 national championships

Halai has 210 points in the Expert class division, 20 ahead of Gurashuish Singh while Bartoz Mohammed has 12o points after five rounds. Pitman Rospra is fourth with 50.

In Summary

•In the beginners' category, Wilson Gitau leads with 220 points followed by Ben Waiyaki (160) and Dhnarai Matharu  (100).

•Njoroge expects a competitive end to the championship with two rounds remaining.

Participants battle the mud during a past Nandi 4x4 Challenge
Participants battle the mud during a past Nandi 4x4 Challenge
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Ramesh Halai will be seeking to extend his advantage in the sixth round of the Kenya national 4x 4 championships at Oloosirkon Motorsports Park in Kajiado this weekend.

Halai has 210 points in the Expert class division, 20 ahead of  Gurashuish Singh while Bartoz Mohammed has 120 points after five rounds. Pitman Rospra is fourth with 50 points.

In the intermediate division, Prabjot Saimbi has 160 points, Nikhil Helai is second with 126 while Thomas Annum has 110 points for third.

In the beginners' category, Wilson Gitau leads with 220 points followed by Ben Waiyaki (160) and Dhnarai Matharu  (100).

The entry fee for Super Expert category is Sh8500, Expert drivers will fork out Sh8,000, Intermediate fee is pegged at Sh6,000 while beginners will pay Sh4,000.

Event organiser George Njoroge said he expects a big turnout of drivers owing to the rising popularity of the event.

"We have had six legs of the championship and the interest continues to grow and this weekend we expect to see more drivers coming,” added Njoroge.

He expects a competitive end to the championship with two rounds remaining.

However, Njoroge warned that with the intermittent rain falling in parts of the country, it could make the conditions very tricky for the drivers.

“There is a bit of rain on the course and if it remains the same, we could have an interesting two days of action," he said.

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