NAIROBI, August 12 – The KCB Kenya National Rally Championship moves to Nanyuki at the end of the month (August 29 – 30), hot on the heels of the KCB Western Union Rally that was held in Nakuru on August 2.
This will be round 5 of the already charged championship that saw Baldev Chagger scooping the Nakuru rally victory after major drama that denied top contenders Lee Rose and Carl Tundo a finish.
The Nanyuki rally, dubbed the KCB East Pay Loan Rally, will see the drivers return to last year’s closed circuits in the Ol-Pejeta Conservancy, starting their attack right outside KCB Nanyuki Branch on Friday August 29, at 1500hrs.
The cars will then head to the St Georges Spectator Stage from 1600hrs.
Rally Director Bimal Patel said the cars would restart on Saturday August 30 from 0700hrs and onward to the Service Park at Ol-Pejeta Conservancy.
There will be a Spectator Stage at Ol-Pejeta, repeated three times for KNRC cars. The 2WD cars will run the first complete loop plus two stages and then proceed to the finish to await the KNRC cars.
Patel said the Spectator Stage at Nanyuki town is a 1.8km smooth, fast and twisty run with plenty of safe places for spectators to watch the cars. The stage will be closed from 1430hrs to all non-competition traffic.
"A number of slip roads will afford easy walking access to spectators into the stage. The overnight halt is at the Sportsman’s Arms where fans may get a chance to socialize with drivers," he said.
The finish of the rally will be at the Sportsman’s Arms Hotel.