Chager retains national rally championship
24 November 2014, 14:00
Nairobi - Baldev Singh Chager has wrapped up the Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) despite having to withdraw from the Guru Nanak Rally in Naivasha on Sunday.
Baldev Singh Chager has wrapped up the Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) despite having to withdraw from the Guru Nanak Rally in Naivasha on Sunday.
Chager’s victory was confirmed during the morning stages of the race Carl "Flash" Tundo, the only driver capable of overtaking him on the standings, retired on competitive stage two.
"A few kilometres in the stage when we saw Tundo's car by the roadside we actually stopped to say sorry to him because we knew the championship was wrapped up and in the bag," Feverpitch reports Chager to have said.
Charger and navigator Ravi Soni also went on to retire from the race a little later while on the transport road section.
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"The car has been malfunctioning all this time and we were not going fast,” he said.
“We came into service and thought we had the problem sorted out but the car kept misfiring on the transport section so we opted to retire."
He wins the Championships with 360 points, with Tundo second on 326 points.
Soni added that he was happy to retain the title, but would have much preferred to finish off the season in style with a better performance in Naivasha.
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