•After Sunday’s win, Sahib is still lying second on the championship log behind Lovejyot as a result of missing out on Eldoret Rally.
•Nine-year-old girl driver Kiana Rajput won the Pee Wee Class which is the lowest class in the championship in terms of age.
Defending 4WD Turbo Class champion Sahib Omar believes he has rediscovered his winning form after a stellar drive last weekend.
Sahib swept the ground with all his opponents during the sixth round of the KCB Kenya National Autocross Championship which started off the second half of the 10-leg season at Jamhuri racetrack. This was Sahib’s second win of the season in five (out of six) this year.
The Nairobi-based driver is also excited with the level of competition in his 4WD Turbo Class and the overall Fastest Time of the Day (FTD) he delivered for the umpteenth time!
“Out of six events, I have managed to do five and won two. It’s always a great pleasure to encounter stiff opposition from both Eric Bengi and Lovejyot Singh. They are top drivers and having them on a track increases the excitement and adrenaline of the events through and through.”
After Sunday’s win, Sahib is still lying second on the championship log behind Lovejyot as a result of missing out on Eldoret Rally.
“It’s the price we have to pay,” quipped Sahib of his ‘no show in Eldoret in March’.
Sahib has missed the top position on sundry occasions as a result of mechanical problems.
“We have had issues with the car since Mombasa and despite thorough going over, we still had problems with power steering at Jamhuri. But even though, practice went on well and I happy to have managed the meeting’s overall FTD in the second heat clocking 1.59 minutes.”
Nine-year-old girl driver Kiana Rajput won the Pee Wee Class which is the lowest class in the championship in terms of age.
Kiana beat newcomer Eann Bengi who is son of rally driver Eric Bengi. Eann ran his first ever race incidentally in Karanveer’s old buggy. Rehan Shah emerged the winner In the Open Class while Gurraj Singh won the Quad Class.
Rajveer Thethy in a Daewoo 2WD machine emerged the winner in the 2WD Non Turbo Car Class, beating rival Sam Karangatha (Subaru) to second place. Rajveer timed 00:06:42.378minutes in his best of three heat classification.