Glory for Kenyan rally crew in Uganda
18 August 2014, 12:49
Nairobi - Ragbir Singh and navigator Timothy Challen came from behind to beat
favourites Mohammed Essa and Gary Chaynes to the Pearl of Africa Rally
title in Uganda.
The Kenyan pair started Saturday's final section 30 seconds behind
Essa (Zambia) and Chaynes (Ivory Coast), but they put the foot down and
secured a 42-second victory.
"It’s great. We gave it our best in that last section. Thank God the effort paid off," Singh told Uganda's New Vision.
Mohammed Essa/Gareth Dawe (Zambia) completed the podium with Manvir Baryan/Drew Sturrok from Kenya fourth.
Chaynes' second-place finish means he keeps top spot in the African
Rally Championship with 101 points with Essa second on 93 and Jaspreet
Singh a distant third with 58 points.
"My first task was to finish ahead of my ARC rivals and that I did,
next stop is the Kenya Safari and the strategy will be the same,"
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