Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Bengi confident of a great outing in Nanyuki Rally

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 8 -Premier Class driver Eric Bengi believes he can produce a great performance on his Nanyuki Rally outing this Saturday. 

And after retiring in Ramisi last month, the Nairobi-based driver hopes the “rally gods” will spare him the jinx that he has had to content=d with time and time again.

Bengi is seeded fourth behind Issa Amwari (EVOX), Baldev Chager (VW Polo R5) and Carl Tundo (EVOX) and is looking to savour a great racing experience with his navigator Peter Mutuma this weekend.

The Nairobi-based speedster says he has taken the necessary steps to fix the incessant gremlins on his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X.

Bengi wants to go sensibly fast in Nanyuki and improve on what he did in the last two events in Machakos and Ramisi. But the first target, he says, “is to minimize the risk and get the Evo to the finish”.

“We had a few problems in Machakos as well as in Ramisi. We didn’t finish in Ramisi. But we have had a thorough going over of the car as we had a few issues with the fuel system. So that has been sorted out. We tested the car last weekend to see if it is in good nick. The car is feeling good. Just a few improvements here and there- a few touch ups so to say. We had a small dent from testing and it’s nothing to worry about,” narrated Bengi.

Bengi says he has always enjoyed the compact route setting in Nanyuki where traction control has always been great.

“Our experience in Nanyuki has been quite good. We are looking forward to that this weekend. We are looking forward to a finish, at least a good, strong finish. And so are the remaining events of the season. We would like to keep up the pace. At least pace ourselves with the top boys. I hope we will have a better season next year with more finishes,” explained Bengi.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The Nanyuki Rally Group (NRG) round of the.KCB Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC will revolve around Ole Naishu and Greystone ranches. This is a completely new route that has never been used in the KNRC events.


START (Greystones) 09:00

REMOTE REFUEL (all competitors)

SS1 Mlima Hema 1 (28.65KM) 09:33

SS2 Ole Naishu 1 (41.51KM) 10:16

SS3 Greystones 1 (7.86KM) 11:19


3B TECHNICAL ZONE OUT – Service IN 11:32

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

SERVICE A – Greystones


REMOTE REFUEL (all competitors)

SS4 Mlima Hema 2 (28.65KM) 12:35

SS5 Ole Naishu 2 (41.51km) 13:18

SS6 Greystones 2 (Power Stage-7.86KM) 14:21

6A SERVICE IN  14:31


6B SERVICE OUT – Final Parc Fermé IN * 14:41

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.


156.04KM  (Competitive Distance)

60.70KM (Transport Distance)

216.74KM (Total Competitive)

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


More on Capital Sports


NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – There is light at the end of the tunnel. After failed promises over the last three years since its...


NAIROBI, Kenya, June 8 – Olympic Champion Caster Semenya and wife Violet Raseboya have hinted that they might be expecting a baby in a...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 – Daniel Wanjiru, the 2017 London Marathon champion has been slapped with a four-year ban by the World Athletics Disciplinary...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Kenya’s history making Daniel Adongo, the first Kenyan to play in America’s National Football League (NFL), is now living...

© 2020 Capital Digital Media. Capital Group Limited. All Rights Reserved