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Duncan leads as Classic rally enters final day

29 November 2013, 09:38

Nairobi - Ian Duncan profited from lapses by leader Bjorn Blomqvist to take the overall lead in the East African Classic Safari Rally with just a day to go.

Blomqvist left Naivasha Thursday morning in his Tuthill Porsche 911 with a scanty lead of fifty-nine seconds over Ian Duncan in his Ford Capri V8 and promptly made his mark by setting a fastest time on the first competitive section that was three minutes and three seconds faster than his pursuer who suffered a puncture.

But then Blomqvist’s luck took a downturn and he sustained a puncture and lost four minutes and eight seconds to Duncan who promptly moved back into the front with a lead of six seconds over the Swedish, ex-World Rally Champion. On the third and last competitive section of the day, it was Duncan who again had the advantage and extended his lead by another three seconds to a total of nine seconds.

Behind them as far as Kenyan hopes lie, David Horsey is placed fifth with Baldev Chager sixth.

The final day of action on Friday will see three sections totaling one hundred and ninety kilometers as the crews head to the Whitesands Hotel outside Mombasa.

- News24


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