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2008 Zambia Rally Results
REPORT OF THE ZAMBIA INTERNATIONAL RALLY 2008 - ARC Round 5
Lusaka, Sunday 14th September 2008

WINNER TAKES ALL  – MIYOSHI AND ICHINO WIN ZAMBIA AND ARE 2008 AFRICAN CHAMPIONS & JON WILLIAMS IS THE PIRELLI STAR DRIVER AFRICA

 

Japanese drivers Hideaki Miyoshi and Hakaru Ichino created history today when the convincingly won the Zambia International Rally and also clinched the titles of 2008 FIA African Rally Champions. They become the first Japanese crew to ever win the African Rally Championship.

 

Driving their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 maintained their lead during the four stages today  to win by only 26 seconds from Zimbabweans Jamie Whyte and Phil Archenoul in a Subaru Impreza.

South African driver Jon Williams is the FIA's first Pirelli Star Driver, an award which brings him a car sponsored by the FIA and Pirelli on six rounds of the 2009 world rally championship.  He gained the award after finishing the top qualifying driver on the Zambia Rally, the final round of the FIA's African championship, beating Peter Horsey and Alfir Khan from Kenya.  Horsey started the event the favourite for the award but firstly went off the road and lost seven minutes, then had suspension failure three stages from the end.  Khan had started the event four points behind Williams, an impossible challenge to overcome unless Williams retired.

 

Third overall and the surprise of the rally was 19 year old Mohammed Essa and Ajit Naik from Zambia who pulled thru the ranks to hold third overall position  ahead of Richard Robinson and Colin Schreiber from Zimbabwe. Rally Chicks, Lola and Megan Verlaque had a late charge to clinch 5th overall.

 

Leading retirements were title contenders Muna Singh and David Sihoka with gearbox failure, Craig Green and Mike Exton of Zimbabwe in their Mitsubishi.

 

10 cars from 11 starters are still running after 4 stages of 40 km today. The rally was run near the capital city of Lusaka around Chisamba in the North and around the airport in the East of the city.

Subaru took the ARC Manufacturers crown in 2008 with a slender 2 points win over Mitsubishi so are the Manufacturers Champions in Africa for 2008.

 

Full Results of the day were:

 

1. Hideaki Miyoshi / Hakaru Ichino *                Mitsubishi Evo 9           Japan              2:46:00
2. Jamie Whyte / Phil Archenoul   *                 Subaru Impreza           Zimbabwe       2:46:26
3. Mohammed Essa / Ajit Naik                            Subaru Impreza             Zambia             2:49:26
4. Richard Robinson / Colin Schreiber                  Mitsubishi Evo 8            Zimbabwe          2:50:46
5. Lola Verlaque / Megan Verlaque  *              Mitsubishi Evo 9          S. Africa           2:53:18
6. Jon Williams / Pierre Arries  **                     VW Polo S2000            S. Africa          2:54:00
7. Alfir Khan / Tinu Khan     **                          Subaru Impreza           Kenya              2:56:13
8. Peter Horsey / Tim Challen  **                     Mitsubishi Evo 8            Kenya              3:13:24
9. Ashish Patel / Mark Terken                             Subaru Impreza             Zambia              3:21:17
10. Kenny Mukosa / Max Malauni                       Subaru Impreza              Zambia              3:51:36

 

* ARC
** Pirelli Rally Star Drivers

DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP (Top Ten) - After Zambia Round 5 - Final
1.  Hideaki MIYOSHI (Japan)              41 points
2.  James WHYTE (Zimbabwe)           31 points
3.  Muna SINGH (Zambia)                  24 points
4.  Jon WILLIAMS (South Africa)        16 points
5.  Peter HORSEY (Kenya)                13 points
6.  Lola VERLAQUE (South Africa)      12 points
6= Alfir KHAN (Kenya)                        12 points
8.  Don SMITH (Kenya)                       9 points
9.  Jas MANGAT (Uganda)                  8 points
10. Navraj HANS (Tanzania)                 6 points
10=Azar ANWAR (Kenya)                   6 points
12. Rudy CANTANHEDE (Rwanda)      2 points
NAVIGATORS CHAMPIONSHIP (Top Ten) - After Zambia Round 5 - Final
1.  Hakaru ICHINO (Japan)                 41 points
2.  Phil ARCHENOUL (Zimbabwe)       32 points
3.  David SIHOKA (Zambia)                24 points
4.  Pierre ARRIES (South Africa)         16 points
5.  Megan VERLAQUE (South Africa)  14 points
6.  Sonal SMITH (Kenya)                    12 points
7.  Frank GITAU (Kenya)                    10 points
8.  Moses MATOVU (Tanzania)          4 points
9.  Bruno CANTANHEDE (Rwanda)     3 points
MANUFACTURERS - After Zambia Round 5 - Final
1. Subaru          44 points
2. Mitsubishi      42 points
PIRELLI RALLY STAR AFRICA - After Zambia Round 5 - Final
1.  Jon WILLIAMS (South Africa)         30 points
2.  Peter HORSEY (Kenya)                 28 points
3.  Alfir KHAN (Kenya)                        26 points
4.  Navraj HANS (Tanzania)                   6 points




Miyoshi still leads in Zambia In a sporting display of driving Hideaki Miyoshi and Hakaru Ichino of Japan their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 maintained their lead in the Zambia International Rally today by holding on to a one minute lead from Zimbabweans Jamie Whyte and Phil Archenoul also in a Mitsubishi Lancer. Early pacesetter from the morning stages Muna Singh and David Sihoka of Zambia retired after SS6 with a broken Gearbox. Third overall and the surprise of the rally was 19 year old Mohammed Essa and Ajit Naik from Zambia who pulled thru the ranks to hold third overall position only one minute 38 seconds behind. Fourth overall is Pirelli Rally Star Africa contender Jon Williams and Pierre Arries from South Africa in the Cape Town sponsored VW Polo S2000 who are only 23 seconds ahead of fith placed Alfir Khan and Tinu Khan who are also Pirelli Star contenders. The best recovery of the day was from Kenyans Peter Horsey and Tim Challen who went off the road early in SS3 and lost 7 minutes in a ditch. Horsey has pulled out all the stops and has set fastest stage times today in recovering the lost time and now are only 25 seconds behind Alfir Khan. The stage is set for a thrilling finish to the Pirelli Star driver for Africa with less than one minute separating the three Pirelli drivers. 11 cars from 17 starters are still running after 13 stages of 188 km today with only 4 stages tomorrow totaling 40km for a climax finish to the 2008 African Ralli Championship and the Pirelli Rally Star Africa award. Provisional Results of the day were: 1. Hideaki Miyoshi / Hakaru Ichino Mitsubishi Evo 9 Japan 2:19:15 2. Jamie Whyte / Phil Archenoul Subaru Impreza Zimbabwe 2:20:15 3. Mohammed Essa / Ajit Naik Subaru Impreza Zambia 2:23:10 4. Richard Robinson / Colin Schreiber Mitsubishi Evo 8 Zimbabwe 2:24:48 5. Lola Verlaque / Megan Verlaque Mitsubishi Evo 9 S. Africa 2:26:53 6. Jon Williams / Pierre Arries VW Polo S2000 S. Africa 2:27:15 7. Alfir Khan / Tinu Khan Subaru Impreza Kenya 2:28:34 8. Peter Horsey / Tim Challen Mitsubishi Evo 8 Kenya 2:28:59
Miyoshi still leads in Zambia In a sporting display of driving Hideaki Miyoshi and Hakaru Ichino of Japan their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 maintained their lead in the Zambia International Rally today by holding on to a one minute lead from Zimbabweans Jamie Whyte and Phil Archenoul also in a Mitsubishi Lancer. Early pacesetter from the morning stages Muna Singh and David Sihoka of Zambia retired after SS6 with a broken Gearbox. Third overall and the surprise of the rally was 19 year old Mohammed Essa and Ajit Naik from Zambia who pulled thru the ranks to hold third overall position only one minute 38 seconds behind. Fourth overall is Pirelli Rally Star Africa contender Jon Williams and Pierre Arries from South Africa in the Cape Town sponsored VW Polo S2000 who are only 23 seconds ahead of fith placed Alfir Khan and Tinu Khan who are also Pirelli Star contenders. The best recovery of the day was from Kenyans Peter Horsey and Tim Challen who went off the road early in SS3 and lost 7 minutes in a ditch. Horsey has pulled out all the stops and has set fastest stage times today in recovering the lost time and now are only 25 seconds behind Alfir Khan. The stage is set for a thrilling finish to the Pirelli Star driver for Africa with less than one minute separating the three Pirelli drivers. 11 cars from 17 starters are still running after 13 stages of 188 km today with only 4 stages tomorrow totaling 40km for a climax finish to the 2008 African Ralli Championship and the Pirelli Rally Star Africa award. Provisional Results of the day were: 1. Hideaki Miyoshi / Hakaru Ichino Mitsubishi Evo 9 Japan 2:19:15 2. Jamie Whyte / Phil Archenoul Subaru Impreza Zimbabwe 2:20:15 3. Mohammed Essa / Ajit Naik Subaru Impreza Zambia 2:23:10 4. Richard Robinson / Colin Schreiber Mitsubishi Evo 8 Zimbabwe 2:24:48 5. Lola Verlaque / Megan Verlaque Mitsubishi Evo 9 S. Africa 2:26:53 6. Jon Williams / Pierre Arries VW Polo S2000 S. Africa 2:27:15 7. Alfir Khan / Tinu Khan Subaru Impreza Kenya 2:28:34 8. Peter Horsey / Tim Challen Mitsubishi Evo 8 Kenya 2:28:59
 
 
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