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Autocross round 2 set for Nairobi’s Waterfront Mall

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 21 – The second round of the KCB Autocross will be hosted at the Nairobi County’s new racetrack Waterfront Mall.

Expected to spice up the Sikh Union round are Izmir Racing stablemates comprising of former 2WD Turbo Champions Imran Hakada and Shalien Mughal, last year’s 2WD Non-Turbo challenger Sahir “Sarry” Mughal, his son Iliyun Mughal and Round One’s 2WD Turbo winner Shaz Esmail aka “Coach”.

Having made aggressive additions to their championship roster, Izmir now boasts of desirable prowess with youngster Azaad Manji, his brother Zuber and Lovejyot Singh in the mix.

Lovejyot launched a double championship assault at Jamhuri’s season opener behind the wheels of an Attacker 1 Buggy and a Subaru N10.

Having already eclipsed former champion Rehan Shah in 4WD turbo, Lovejyot hopes to end the 2020 season on a high.

“I will be in the same cars in the same classes. I need to check up the 2WD Turbo buggy after the first round. I have replaced the turbo on the buggy, and I am very excited about the new venue at Waterfront Mall. Simba Club always comes up with exciting new tracks,” said Lovejyot.

The Mughals are set to make a resurgence for round 2 after skipping the first race.

Team Decko Racing and Safaricom Home Fibre has defending Bambino Class Champion Yuvraj Rajput “Yuvi” in a Magi Bug 500cc, Kiana Rajput in a “Pee Wee” Polaris 170cc and lead driver Kirit Rajput who will be piloting a Subaru GC8.

Kirit will be angling at scoring valuable points towards the championship after a winning start at Jamhuri.

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Like Kirit, former KNRC 2WD contender Sam Karangatha will return in the 2WD Non-Turbo Car class hoping to make it two out of two.

“Organizers have planned a new venue at the Waterfront Mall in Karen which is very exciting. It should be an interesting challenge as we don’t know what type of track conditions to expect. We’ll nevertheless take a cautious approach and build on that with each heat, and hopefully aim for a podium. It should be an exciting day out as it’s an accessible venue and that many are bound to turn up. I’m looking forward to it and can’t wait to attack,” said Karangatha.

Studio A-Z Racing ace driver Zameer Verjee who posted the Fastest Overall Time of the Day on the last meeting will renew his rivalry with Sarry Mughal of Izmir in what is anticipated to be a scintillating war for Two Drive Non-Turbo points.

Whatever’s up the sleeves of the drivers will be known this weekend after the practice lap which will precede official four heats. The best of three will, however, count towards final classification with the Fastest Time of The Day (FTD) at every heat culminating into two bonus championship points.

EVENT PROGRAMME:

Entries Open               Immediately

Entries Close               16:00Hrs, 21st February 2020

Late Entries                 07.45Hrs Close, 23rd February 2020

Signing on                   08:00Hrs, 23rd February 2020

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Drivers Briefing                      08:30Hrs 23rd February 2020

Official Practice                      08:45Hrs

Official Heats              Immediately after Official Practice

Posting of results                    After Last Heat

Prize Giving                 After Confirmation of results.

KCB KENYA NATIONAL AUTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP 2020 STANDINGS AS AT KMSC ROUND 1

CLASS 1 – 2WD NON-TURBO – BUGGY

1.Zameer Verjee 22

2 Rajveer Thethy 17

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3   Zuber Manji 15 15

4   Shajad Khan 14

CLASS 2 – 2WD NON-TURBO – CAR

1.Sam Karangatha 22

2 Rajveer Thethy 17

3 Albert Kigen 15

4 Rio Smith DNF 0

5 Adil Khan DNF 0

CLASS 3 – 2WD TURBO SUPERCHARGED

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1. Shaz Ismail 22

2 Azaad Manji 17

3 Lovejot Singh DNF  0

CLASS 4 – 4WD TURBO

1 Lovejot Singh 22

2 Rehan Shah 17

CLASS 5 – OPEN

1. Kirit Rajput 20

CLASS 7 – BAMBINO

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1 Yuvraj Rajput 20

CLASS 9- PEEWEE

1 Kiana Rajput 20

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