NAIROBI, Kenya, April 19 – Getting a new rally car seemed to have done the trick for veteran driver Ian Duncan because after two round and two emphatic wins he is still marching on.
The 3rd round approaches and Duncan has now turned his focus to Eldoret, the location for the the KCB SME Banking Rally that zooms off this Easter weekend.
Flying the National Oil flag who have stuck by his side so far, Duncan will be expected to steer his Mitsubishi Evo 9 and extend is lead at the top of the KNRC 2011 table which he currently tops with 130 points.
Closely behind 10 points adrift is Dalbit sponsored Carl Tundo who after torrid season last year is aiming to make sure he do’s not give Duncan room to breath at all in his Evo 9.
Also at the heels of the championship leader is current national champion Alastair Cavengah from the Dalbit stable. He sits third with 80 points followed by Ugandan Jas Mangat on same points.
In Athi River last time out Duncan must have driven a rally of his life and it only begs for more time as it seems he is improving with every round he takes to the drivers seat.
Charles Hinga has come through the ranks quiet quickly and seems to have mustered the confidence to produce positive results.
He comes out to Eldoret to continue his defence of the division to lead after finishing 7th overall in Athi River with his biggest challenger being Onkar Rai and Jasmeet Chana who were placed 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Onkar driving an ex-Baldev Subaru N12 will be looking to improve on his recent good performance in Athi River. In division 3 Ramesh Vishram leads the class.
This is what Duncan and the rest of the crews will have in his itinerary come the weekend, as the rally is set to run a spectator stage at Eldoret showground from 2pm, followed by an overnight parc ferme at Sikh Union before restarting on Sunday morning with nine competitive sections and finish at 4pm.
The 2WDs will tackle six stages.