Azar calls time on rally career


NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 3 – Sunset beckons for one of Kenya’s most experienced rally drivers.AZAR_ANWARRally legend Azar Anwar has announced he is contemplating leaving the sport bringing to an end a career spanning for over three decades during which he won virtually every accolade on offer.

“It is something I have been debating within me, my heart wants to continue rallying but one day I definitely will have to stop,” he said adding he feels that the time is right to focus on other ‘interests’ after a long service in the sport

Anwar who currently occupies the 4th position on the driver’s championship intimated to his desire to try out other avenues in motor sport and lately he has been involved in training of navigators and drivers.

“At the moment I am thinking of being active in motor sport next year, but honestly I don’t know what and how I will be involved next year,” Anwar explained.

Anwar says his passion is to see new talent and new leadership in the sport.

This season, Anwar is the only driver who has finished every single circuit this year, perhaps an indication of the experience and his understanding of engine.

The final showdown sponsored by KCB to be staged in Mombasa over the weekend provides the legend with one final show to his loyal fans pending his career decision in months to come.

With Carl Tundo and Tim Jesop having already won the drivers’ championship and Navigators champion respectively the North Coast rally day will be a do or die for the rest of the drivers within touching points to finish second or third.

Baldev Charger, driving a Subaru Impreza N12 will be first off the ramp on Saturday. Carl Tundo and Lee Rose following in closely.

The Ceremonial Flag-off is set for Friday outside the KCB Town Center Branch on Meru branch. Before then KCB Foundation will be donating food stuffs and health equipment to Vipingo Health Center as part of the Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) for the rally.