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2009 Kenya Rally Results


JAMES WHYTE FROM ZIMBABWE SCORES ANOTHER FIRST IN KENYA
Carl Tundo of Kenya wins the IRC Safari Rally

Despite the Kenyan ‘stage flyers’ Zimbabwean veteran Jamie Whyte and Phil Archneoul won the African Rally Championship category for the second straight event in 2009. Whyte was the top placed ARC driver in 4th overall position. Whyte extended his lead in the African series to 20 points with two time Africa Champion Muna Singh (6th overall) being the second driver among the ARC registered drivers. Whyte’s navigator Phil Archenoul was quite enthusiastic on their second straight ARC win but not without a praise of Kenya drivers who didn’t score ARC points by virtue of not registering for the competition. “Kenyans are hotshots, they drive like men possessed,” said Archenoul.

Muna Singh of Zambia ended his Safari jinx when he realized his second finish in five attempts. Muna reckoned that Safari has really been a bad hunting ground." I am excited with my second position in the ARC. But I must admit Jamie drove exceptionally well at this event. I wish him all the best but as a competitor I would want to give him a run for his money. I look forward to the KCB Pearl of Africa Rally next month. Muna’s Subaru N10 was problematic all through the second leg.“We had no clutch at one stage and raced without a centre diff the whole day and had to run on rear wheel,” said Muna.

Carl ‘Flash’ Tundo’s second KCB Safari Rally title in fives years invigorated his 2009 KCB Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) title chase. He also leads the KCB East African Rally Challenge.Tundo won the 2004 edition of KCB Safari Rally in South Coast, the KCB KNRC title in 2007, the 2006 Motor Personality of the Year award and is now seeking to recapture the KNRC title he lost to Baldev ‘Boldy’ Chager in 2008.Tundo was quite enthusiastic upon learning of his Safari victory at the regroup in Athi River service. After Rose’s suffered two punctures on Day Two in Elementaita, Tundo backed off and played it safe on Sunday enjoying a 1.20minutes cushion.

Kenyans ran away with podium slots with Tundo’s Dalbit Rally Team ace, Alastair Cavenagh (EVO 9) taking second 1.17 minutes behind and Lee Rose completing the podium in third overall place. Zimbabwean Jamie Whyte (Subaru N10) came home 4th , Chager 5th and Muna 6th.

Out of 43 cars that entered the main ARC class only 30 survived the demanding dry and very dusty conditions in Athi River and Elementaita.

In the Pirelli Star Driver Africa qualifing there were six entrants and the surprise winner was Raaji Bharij and Raja Sehmi in their Subaru N10 who for the first time drove a Group N car and surprised all by setting six fastest times of the 13 stages. Second qualifer in this event to go to the shoot-out in Rwanda is Tanzanian Navraj Hans and Frank Gitau in a Mitsubishi Evo 9. The north region quaifing events are now over and the four qualifiers to go to the final from this region are Raaji Bharij (Kenya), Navraj Hans (Tanzania), Randeep Birdi (Tanzania) and Mathieu Adrianjafy (Madagascar).

The full results are
1. Carl Tundo / Tim Jessop Kenya Mitsubishi Evo 9 167.25
2. Alastair Cavenagh / Saleem Haji Kenya Mitsubishi Evo 9 168.42
3. Lee Rose / Nick Patel Kenya Mitsubishi Evo 9 168.51
4. James Whyte / Phil Archenoul Zimbabwe Subaru Impreza 170.22 (ARC)
5. Baldev Chager / Farak Yusaf Subaru Impreza 174.23
6. Muna Singh / David Sihoka Zambia Subaru Impreza 176.08 (ARC)
7. Asad Anwar / Kashif Sheikh Kenya Mitsubishi Evo 9 176.22
8. Mohammed Essa / Dave Milner (Zambia/ Zim) Subaru 180.18 (ARC)
9. Valery Bukera / Nital Khetia (Burundi) Subaru 184.12 (ARC)
10. Emmanuel Katto / Moses Matovu (Uganda) Subaru 185.01 (ARC)
11. Don Smith / Sonal Smith (Kenya) Subaru 185.32 (ARC)
12. Alex Horsey / Andrew Doig (Kenya) Mitsubishi 186.05
13. Raaji Bharij / Raja Sehmi (Kenya) Subaru 186.20
14. Quentin Mitchell / Tim Challen (Kenya) Mitsubishi 187.07
15. Asad Khan / Charles Kibue (Kenya) Subaru 187.40

ARC DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP (Top Ten) - After Kenya Round 2
1. James WHYTE (Zimbabwe) 20 points
2. Emmanuel KATTO (Uganda) 12 points
3. Muna SINGH (Zambia) 8 points
4= Oliver COSTA (Rwanda) 7 points
4= Don SMITH (Kenya) 7 points
6. Mohammed ESSA (Zambia) 6 points
7= Valery BUKERA (Burundi) 5 points
7= Lola VERLAQUE (South Africa) 5 points
9. Peter HORSEY (Kenya) 2 points

ARC NAVIGATORS CHAMPIONSHIP (Top Ten) - After Kenya Round 2

1. Phil ARCHENOUL (Zimbabwe) 20 points
2. Moses MATOVU (Tanzania) 13 points
3. David SIHOKA (Zambia) 8 points
4= Megan VERLAQUE (South Africa) 6 points
4= Nital KHETIA (Burundi) 6 points
6. Sonal SMITH (Kenya) 4 points

MANUFACTURERS - After Kenya Round 2
1. Subaru 36 points
2. Mitsubishi 32 points

PIRELLI STAR DRIVER (PSD) AFRICA - Kenya Qualifing 2

1. Raaji Bharij (Kenya) 53 points (Qualified)
2. Navraj Hans (Tanzania) 39 points (Qualified)
3. Alex Horsey (Kenya) 35 points
4. Peter Horsey (Kenya) 33 points
5. Quentin Mitchell (Kenya) 28 points
6. Izhar Mirza (Kenya) 12 points

 

FINAL PROVISIONAL CLASSIFICATION - Sunday 5th April 2009 16.30pm

Car Driver Nat Car Class POS FIA Seed ARC Pirelli Pen Total
Times
Diff









Time Printed: 18:31
4 Carl Tundo
Tim Jessop
EAK
EAK
Mitsubishi
Evo 9
N
4
1         167:25  
7 Alastair Cavenagh
Saleem Haji
EAK
EAK
Mitsubishi
Evo 9
N
4
2         168:42 01:17
3 Lee Rose
Nick Patel
EAK
EAK
Mitsubishi
Evo 9
N
4
3         168:51 01:26
1 Jamie Whyte
Phil Archenoul
ZW
ZW
Subaru
Impreza N10
N
4
4 B Y     170:22 02:57
5 Baldev Chager
Farakh Yusuf
EAK
EAK
Subar
Impreza N12
N
4
5         174:23 06:58
2 Muna Singh
David Sihoka
Z
Z
Subaru
Impreza N10
N
4
6 B Y     176:08 08:43
10 Asad Anwar
Kashif Sheikh
EAK
EAK
Mitsubishi
Evo 9
N
4
7       0:10 176:22 08:57
15 Mohamed Essa
Dave Milner
Z
ZW
Subaru
Impreza N11
N
4
8   Y     180:18 12:53
21 Valery Bukera
Nital Khetia
BR
BR
Subaru
Impreza  N10
N
4
9   Y   1:00 184:12 16:47
9 Emmanuel Katto
Moses Matovu           
EAU
EAU         
Subaru
Impreza N14
N
4
10   Y   0:20 185:01 17:36
25 Don Smith
Sonal Smith
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza  N12
N
4
11   Y     185:32 18:07
24 Alex Horsey
Andy Doig
EAK
EAK
Mitsubishi
Evo 8
N
4
12     Y 0:30 186:05 18:40
39 Raji  Bharij
Raja Sehmi
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza N10
N
4
13     Y 7:40 186:20 18:55
36 Quentin Mitchel
Tim Challen
EAK
EAK
Mitsubishi
Evo 8
N
4
14     Y 0:50 187:07 19:42
30 Asad Khan
Charles Kibue
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza N10
N
4
15       1:20 187:40 20:15
12 Navraj Hans
Frank Gitau
EAT
EAK
Mitsubishi
Evo 9
N
4
16   Y Y   188:04 20:39
8 Azar Anwar
Julius Ngigi
EAK
EAK
Mitsubishi
Evo 8
N
4
17       2:50 188:30 21:05
17 Peter Horsey
Crispin Sassoon
EAK
EAK
Mitsubishi
Evo 9
N
4
18   Y Y 1:20 189:21 21:56
20 Olivier Costa
Paolo Paganin
RW
RW
Subaru
Impreza N11
N
4
19   Y     189:40 22:15
27 Anwar Pandya
George Mwangi
EAT
EAK
Subaru
Impreza N10
N
4
20   Y   0:20 191:18 23:53
14 Jas Mangat
David Israel
EAU
RW
Subaru
Impreza N12
N
4
21   Y   10:10 195:17 27:52
28 Dinesh Sachania
Kiran Patel
EAK
EAK
Mitsubishi
Evo 6
N
4
22         199:10 31:45
31 Naushad Kara
Ahmed Musa
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza N12
N
4
23       0:10 199:42 32:17
41 Ben Muchemi
George Njoroge
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza N11
N
4
24         205:49 38:24
37 Kunal Pattni
Bharat Pattni
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza N10
N
4
25       1:00 207:40 40:15
29 Yogesh Patel
Keith Henrie
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza N10
N
4
26       0:30 210:16 42:51
33 Imran Mogul
Atul Kochhar
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza 
N
4
27         210:49 43:24
34 Kirit Rajput
Ravi Soni
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza N10
N
4
28       1:30 231:12 03:47
46 Mital Shah
Peter Stone
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza
N
4
29       1:00 248:49 21:24
35 Robert Gow
Norris Ongalo
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza  
N
4
30       36:40 251:53 24:28
40 Richard Onyoni
Odile Kramer
EAK
GERMANY
Subaru
Impreza  
N
4
31         297:40 10:15


END DAY 1 RESULTS AND POSITIONS
SATURDAY 5th APRIL 2009 - 23.30 PM
POS Car Driver Nat Car Class FIA Seed ARC Pirelli Total
Times
 








1 4 Carl Tundo
Tim Jessop
EAK
EAK
Mitsubishi
Evo 9
N
4
      106:20
2 1 Jamie Whyte
Phil Archenoul
ZW
ZW
Subaru
Impreza N10
N
4
B Y   107:32
3 7 Alastair Cavenagh
Saleem Haji
EAK
EAK
Mitsubishi
Evo 9
N
4
      108:03
4 3 Lee Rose
Nick Patel
EAK
EAK
Mitsubishi
Evo 9
N
4
      110:11
5 2 Muna Singh
David Sihoka
Z
Z
Subaru
Impreza N10
N
4
B Y   112:03
6 8 Azar Anwar
Julius Ngigi
EAK
EAK
Mitsubishi
Evo 8
N
4
      113:46
7 5 Baldev Chager
Farakh Yusuf
EAK
EAK
Subar
Impreza N12
N
4
      114:31
8 10 Asad Anwar
Kashif Sheikh
EAK
EAK
Mitsubishi
Evo 9
N
4
      115:01
9 9 Emmanuel Katto
Moses Matovu           
EAU
EAU         
Subaru
Impreza N14
N
4
  Y   115:39
10 39 Raji  Bharij
Raja Sehmi
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza N10
N
4
    Y 115:50
11 15 Mohamed Essa
Dave Milner
Z
ZW
Subaru
Impreza N11
N
4
  Y   115:51
12 12 Navraj Hans
Frank Gitau
EAT
EAK
Mitsubishi
Evo 9
N
4
  Y Y 116:48
13 16 Giancarlo Davite
Sylvia Vindevogel
RW
RW
Subaru
Impreza N11
N
4
  Y   116:58
14 30 Asad Khan
Charles Kibue
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza N10
N
4
      118:12
15 27 Anwar Pandya
George Mwangi
EAT
EAK
Subaru
Impreza N10
N
4
  Y   118:36
16 25 Don Smith
Sonal Smith
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza  N12
N
4
  Y   119:40
17 21 Valery Bukera
Nital Khetia
BR
BR
Subaru
Impreza  N10
N
4
  Y   120:15
18 20 Olivier Costa
Paolo Paganin
RW
RW
Subaru
Impreza N11
N
4
  Y   120:27
19 36 Quentin Mitchel
Tim Challen
EAK
EAK
Mitsubishi
Evo 8
N
4
      122:06
20 24 Alex Horsey
Andy Doig
EAK
EAK
Mitsubishi
Evo 8
N
4
    Y 122:33
21 23 Alfir Khan
Feisal Khan
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza
N
4
      123:15
22 17 Peter Horsey
Crispin Sassoon
EAK
EAK
Mitsubishi
Evo 9
N
4
  Y Y 124:39
23 22 Anthony Nielsen
Mike Ogwapit
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza  N10
N
4
      125:04
24 33 Imran Mogul
Atul Kochhar
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza 
N
4
      125:23
25 18 John Lloyd
Adrian Cavenagh
GB
GB
Mitsubishi
Evo 9
N
4
      125:56
26 28 Dinesh Sachania
Kiran Patel
EAK
EAK
Mitsubishi
Evo 6
N
4
      126:23
27 14 Jas Mangat
David Israel
EAU
RW
Subaru
Impreza N12
N
4
  Y   127:40
28 31 Naushad Kara
Ahmed Musa
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza N12
N
4
      128:31
29 19 Susheel Shah
Abdul Sidi
EAK
EAK
Mitsubishi
Evo 9
N
4
      129:41
30 26 Izhar Mirza
Arshad Khan
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza
N
4
  Y Y 131:35
31 37 Kunal Pattni
Bharat Pattni
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza N10
N
4
      132:06
32 41 Ben Muchemi
George Njoroge
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza N11
N
4
      133:20
33 29 Yogesh Patel
Keith Henrie
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza N10
N
4
      134:30
34 35 Robert Gow
Norris Ongalo
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza  
N
4
      134:43
35 40 Richard Onyoni
Mrs. Odeil Kramer
EAK
GERMANY
Subaru
Impreza  
N
4
      154:49
36 34 Kirit Rajput
Ravi Soni
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza N10
N
4
      157:23
37 46 Mital Shah
Peter Stone
EAK
EAK
Subaru
Impreza
N
4
      158:08


Friday, 03 April 2009 18:56

CHAGER, CAVENAGH LEAD

Thousands of spectators were treated to a display of rallying artistry as Kenyan drivers dominated Day one’s Leg 1A of the KCB Safari Rally 2009 at Uhuru Park. Kenya’s Baldev Chager and Alastair Cavenagh were joint overnight leaders clocking 1.08minutes at the 0.94Km spectator stage at Uhuru park. Joint third in 1.09minutes were 2007 Kenya Champion Carl Tundo, Riyaz Kurji of Uganda, Emma Katto also from Uganda, Tanzania Pirelli star driver Navraj Hans and Rwandese Giancarlo Davite.

It was a bitter pill for series leaders , the Zimbabwean oldies Jamie Whyte and Phil Achenoul who could only manage 32nd position. Archenoul staunchly admitted they were not at home with short and tight stages. “We spun twice and lost quite some seconds. But I must admit that Kenyan boys are hot shots. Our strategy is to be near the podium and get top on the African Rally Championship list,” Archenoul said. Briton Ian Freestone in a Ford Escort RS was the overhinght leader in the supplementary class. Freestone clocked 1.13minutes beating vertarn Aslam Khan (Ford Escort RS) by four second. Jasmeet Chana led the 13 drivers in the 2WD class in 1.17minutes. 2009 KCB SAFARI RALLY

PROVISIONAL RESULTS AFTER LEG 1A

1. Baldev Chager/Farakh Yusuf (Subaru Impreza N12) 1:08, 2. Alastair Cavenagh/Saleem Haji (Mitsubishi EVO 9) 1:08, 3. Carl Tundo/Tim Jessop (Mitsubishi EVO 9) 1:09, 4. Riyaz Kurji/Sayed Kadri (Subaru Impreza N8) 1:09, 5. Emmanuel Katto/Moses Matovu (Subaru Impreza N14) 1:09, 6. Navraj Hans/Frank Gitau (Mitsubishi EVO 9) 1:09, 7. Giancarlo Davite/Sylvia Videnvogel (Subaru Impreza N11) 1:09, 8. Jas Mangat/David Israel (Subaru Impreza N12) 1:10, 9. Olivier Costa/Paolo Paganin (Subaru Impreza N11) 1:10, 10 Muna Singh/David Sioka (Subaru Impreza N10) 1:11, 11 Lee Rose/Nick Patel (Mitsubishi EVO 9), 12. Asad Anwar/Kashif Sheikh (Mitsubishi EVO 9) 1:11, 13. Lola Verlaque/Megan Verlaque (VW Polo S2000) 1:11, 14. Susheel Shah/Abdul Sidi (Mitsubishi EVO 9) 1:11, 15. Asad Khan/Charles Kibue (Subaru Impreza) 1:11, 16. Raji Bharij/Raja Sehmi (Subaru Impreza) 1:11, 17. Valery Bukera/Nital Khetia (Subaru Impreza) 1:12, 18. Anthony Nielsen/Mike Ogwapit (Subaru Impreza) 1:12, 19. Don Smith/Sonal Smith (Subaru Impreza) 1:12, 20. Anwar Pandya/George Mwangi (Subaru Impreza) 1:12.

 
 
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