NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18 – The KCB Guru Nanak Rally which is the sixth round of the Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) scheduled for this weekend, has been postponed.
In accordance with National Competition Regulations, Article 66.5 of Safety of the Competing Crews, organisers canceled the 2019 rally citing inclement weather.
“Due to the heavy rains witnessed on and around the rally route, the organiser of the KCB Guru Nanak Rally 2019 has no option but to declare a ‘FORCE MAJEURE’ on the basis of competitor safety and therefore postpone the running of the Rally to a later date as to be allocated by the Motorsport Council of the KMSF,” clerk of the course Raju Chaggar said.
He added in a bulletin from Kenya Motor Sports Federation secretariat: “Road conditions witnessed at 1100 hrs today (18th Oct 2019) are not conducive to the safe running of all the Special Stages.”
Chager said ‘Safety and Medical Intervention vehicles will not be able to traverse the stages due the extremely wet and muddy conditions thus compromising the Events Safety.”
The event was scheduled to start at the KCB Kitengela branch on Sunday and traverse the Stony Athi, SGR and Kifaru stages.
The Guru Nanak Rally is Organised by Sikh Union Nairobi.