Nairobi set for Classic Rally action on Sunday

November 26, 2011 12:56 pm

, NAIROBI, Kenya Nov 26 – There will be action galore for rally fans in Nairobi on Sunday as the Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic visits the city and its environs.

The cars will set off from Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort Lodge in the morning, via Mai Mahiu, Suswa and Ngong.

At 8am, they are expected to pull in at Ngong town then head to Karen, Nyayo Stadium Roundabout and push onward to Athi River where “Classic entertainment will be the order of the day.”

The spectator stage (CS21) is 34 kilometers from the middle of Nairobi and 5 kilometers past Athi River.

“There will be tents and marquees and tape marking indicating where spectators can go,” the organizers said.

Kenya Airways Group Financial Director Alex Mbugua said the shortest section planned by the Company is a ‘motorsport day out’ for Nairobi residents that will be 2km section at the East Africa Portland Cement’s Blue Triangle Quarry in Athi River.

“Kenya Airways have set up a hospitality tent at the Quarry and there will be plenty of entertainment including music and comedians to electrify the atmosphere throughout the day,” he said.

Mbugua spoke at the Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge which has been the night-stop for the last two days.
“We are urging spectators to turn out in large numbers so as to view classic cars at full speed,” he said.

Top drivers this year include Ian Duncan, Patrick Njiru and Bjorn Waldegard.


6.00am: Naivasha-Mai Mahiu-Suswa-Ngong8.00am-Ngong town-Karen-Nyayo Stadium Roundabout-Athi River

9.00am: Athi River Portland cement quarry (spectator Stage)

10.30am: Athi River-Konza-Mashuru-Emali

12.00pm: Emali-Makindu-Mtito Andei-Ndi-Voi

12.30Pm: Voi-Sagala Hills-Ndara

13.00hrs: Ndara-Voi Wildlife Lodge (Night-stop)


6.00am: Voi Wildlife Lodge-Shelemba-Wuindanyi-Mwatate

7.30am: Mwatate-Kisigau-Mackiono Road

9.30am: Mackinnon Road-Samburu-Mariakani Mariakani-Matumbi-Mtaa-Majengo

12pm: Mazeras-Nyali-WHITESANDS FINISH.


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