Cavenagh maintains championship lead

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NAIROBI, Kenya, May 17 – A customary second place in the just concluded KCB Visa Card Rally, keeps Alistair Cavenagh at the top of the overall standings of the 2010 Kenya National Rally Championship.

The former winner of the Kisumu Rally survived five punctures to record a second place in the third edition of the KNRC after registering a similar result in the KCB Safari Rally.

Cavenagh leads the series with 190 points while his team-mate and new KCB Visa Card Rally Champion, Carl Tundo trails in the fourth place with 160 points
Tundo was rewarded with the biggest cash prize after recording quickest stage times in four out of the eight competitive stages.

Leonardo Varese was awarded Shs.21000 for recording quickest stage times in the three of the F2 stages.

Despite a slow start, Baldev Chager recorded a commendable fourth place to help him hold on to the second place in the table with 165 points.

Former Safari Rally champion and multiple holder of the KNRC titles, Ian Duncan is lying in the third place 163 points after finishing third in the lakeside rally driving a Nissan Patrol.

Duncan replaced Safari Rally champion Lee Rose who failed to finish the rally after his Mitsubishi Lancer slid off the road. The former national champion is now placed in the fifth place with 120 points.

Uganda’s Jas Mangat was among several drivers who left a mark in Kisumu. He finished in the fifth position while Pirelli Rally Champion Peter Horsey survived an ‘off” to finish sixth, Anthony Nielson (7th) and Asad Khan (8th).

The reigning Formula Two Champion, Jasmeet Chana finished in the 10th place, his best result since moving into the upper class. A 11th place was good enough for Charles Hinga who was also driving a 4WD drive machine for the first time after several years engrossed in the F2 championship.

Varese recorded his first win of the 2010 F2 series after winning the rally in a Volkswagen Golf GTi. He put brakes on Peter Mburu’s attempt to record his second consecutive victory after the KCB Safari Rally.

Varese recorded his first win of the 2010 F2 series after winning the rally in a Volkswagen Golf GTi. He put brakes on Peter Mburu’s attempt to record his second consecutive victory after the Safari Rally.

Varese leads the overall standings of the F2 series with 42 points. Munir Khan, who failed to finish in Kisumu, is tied in the second place with Mburu on 36 points.

Aslam Khan, the sole driver in the Classic Category failed to finish the rally after his ALS-sponsored Ford Escort retired with damaged rear differential. ALS provide free helicopter to the organizers of the KNRC events for safety requirements.

The next event will be held in Meru as part of the Rallye Sport Club’s round of the KCB Kenya National Rally Championship series.

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