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2012 Zimbabwe Press Releases

 

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First ever husband/wife team to ever win an ARC rally Jess and Sasha Watson on the finish podium with their trophy. They were driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10 rally car. Photo by: Dean Mac

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 Jess Watson navigated by his wife Sasha driving a Mitsubishi Evo 10 are leading the Zimbabwe Rally after the Day 2 on Saturday by 2 minute 20seconds from Craig Green and Michael Exton.

 

JESS & SASHA WATSON WIN THE 2012 TOYOTA ZIMBABWE CHALLENGE RALLY

Jess and Sasha Watson from Zimbabwe made history yesterday when they became the first ever husband and wife team winners of an FIA African Rally Championship event when they drove their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10 over the finish ramp at the Cresta Lodge in Harare Zimbabwe.

The Watson’s lead the rally from start to finish and finished with an overall time of 2:40:17 with a large margin of 7:15 ahead of the second place. Second was also Zimbabwean drivers Craig Green and Mike Exton in a Mitsubishi Evo 8.

Third and ARC title contenders Zambian Mohammed Essa and Zimbabwean Greg Stead in a Subaru Impreza N10. Forth place was Rwandan entry of Giancarlo Davite and Burundian Sylvia Vindevogel also in a Subaru Impreza. There were also 3 finishers in Group S to make it 7 finishers from the 16 starters on Friday afternoon.

Notable retirements were 2011 ARC Champions Jammie Whyte and Dawe Gareth with an engine failure. Also suffering engine problems were Richard Robinson and Big Chitma. The only Ugandan entry Jas Mangat retired when his car did not start in the morning of Day 2 and this was frustrating traced to a small fuse link that had blown.  

Final Results:

1.  Jess Watson / Sasha Watson – ZIM / ZIM (Mitsubishi Evo 10)    02:40:17
2.  Craig Green / Michael Exton – ZIM / ZIM  (Mitsubishi Evo 8)     02:47:32
3.  Mohammed Essa / Craig Stead – ZAM / ZIM (Subaru)               02:51:02
4.  Giancarlo Davite / Sylvia Vindevogel – RWA / RWA  (Subaru) 02:51:54
5   Tyronne Carr / Clint Ashdown – ZIM / ZIM  (Toyota)                        03:18:57
6.  Roland Parsell / Bronwyn Ebrahim ZIM / ZIM (Mitsubishi)               03:35:25
7.  Pieter Pilusa / George Chipeto  ZIM / ZIM (Nissan)                        03:45:15

ARC DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP 2012- After Zimbabwe - Round 1
1.  Jess WATSON (Zimbabwe)               25 points
2.  Craig GREEN  (Zimbabwe)                18 points
3. Mohammed ESSA (Zambia)               15 points
4.  Giancarlo DAVITE (Rwanda)              12 points

ARC NAVIGATORS CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 - After Zimbabwe Round 1

1.  Sasha WATSON  (Zimbabwe)            25 points
2.  Michael EXTON (Zimbabwe)              18 points
3.  Greg STEAD (Zimbabwe)                  15 points
4.  Sylvia VINDEVOGEL (Rwanda)          12 points

MANUFACTURERS CUP 2012 – After Zimbabwe - Round 1
1.  Mitsubishi                25 points
4.  Subaru                    15 points

 

Saturday 17th March 2012 -19h50

JESS AND SASHA WATSON LEAD DAY 2 OF THE 50TH TOYOTA ZIMBABWE CHALLENGE RALLY

Husband and wife team of Jess and Sasha Watson from Zimbabwe driving a Mitsubishi Evo10 are leading the 2012 Toyota Zimbabwe Challenge Rally by 2:30 from Craig Green and Mike Exton in Mitsubishi Evo8.

Zambian Mohammed Essa navigated by Zimbabwean Greg Stead are in 3rd place a further 1:50 behind. In forth is Rwanda crews Giancarlo Davite and Sylvia Vindevogel.

Leading retirements were current Champions Jammie Whyte and Gareth Dawe and Ugandan Crews Jas Mangat and Gihan DeSilva whose car did not restart in the morning.

Results End of Day 2 on Saturday:
1. Jess Watson / Sasha Watson ZIM Mitsubishi Evo10 - 1:27:31
2. Craig Green / Michael Exton ZIM Mitsubishi Evo8  - 1: 33:47
3. Mohammed Essa / Greg Stead ZAM/ZIM Subaru N10- 1:38:55
4. Giancarlo Davite / Sylvia Vindevogel RWA Subaru N10 - 1:39:56
5. Rowan Whyte / Craig Archenoul ZIM Subaru - 1:44:45

16th - 18th March, 2012


2012 Toyota Zimbabwe Challenge Rally - 50th Edition

JESS & SASHA WATSON WIN THE 2012 TOYOTA ZIMBABWE CHALLENGE RALLY

Jess and Sasha Watson from Zimbabwe made history yesterday when they became the first ever husband and wife team winners of an FIA African Rally Championship event when they drove their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10 over the finish ramp at the Cresta Lodge in Harare Zimbabwe.

The Watson’s lead the rally from start to finish and finished with an overall time of 2:40:17 with a large margin of 7:15 ahead of the second place. Second was also Zimbabwean drivers Craig Green and Mike Exton in a Mitsubishi Evo 8.

Third and ARC title contenders Zambian Mohammed Essa and Zimbabwean Greg Stead in a Subaru Impreza N10. Forth place was Rwandan entry of Giancarlo Davite and Burundian Sylvia Vindevogel also in a Subaru Impreza. There were also 3 finishers in Group S to make it 7 finishers from the 16 starters on Friday afternoon.

Notable retirements were 2011 ARC Champions Jammie Whyte and Dawe Gareth with an engine failure. Also suffering engine problems were Richard Robinson and Big Chitma. The only Ugandan entry Jas Mangat retired when his car did not start in the morning of Day 2 and this was frustrating traced to a small fuse link that had blown.  

Final Results:

1.  Jess Watson / Sasha Watson – ZIM / ZIM (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10)     02:40:17
2.  Craig Green / Michael Exton – ZIM / ZIM  (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8)       02:47:32
3.  Mohammed Essa / Craig Stead – ZAM / ZIM (Subaru Impreza)                02:51:02
4.  Giancarlo Davite / Sylvia Vindevogel – RWA / RWA  (Subaru Impreza)    02:51:54
5   Tyronne Carr / Clint Ashdown – ZIM / ZIM  (Toyota)                                    03:18:57
6.  Roland Parsell / Bronwyn Ebrahim ZIM / ZIM (Mitsubishi)                           03:35:25
7.  Pieter Pilusa / George Chipeto  ZIM / ZIM (Nissan)                                     03:45:15

ARC DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP 2012- After Zimbabwe - Round 1
1.  Jess WATSON (Zimbabwe)               25 points
2.  Craig GREEN  (Zimbabwe)                18 points
3. Mohammed ESSA (Zambia)               15 points
4.  Giancarlo DAVITE (Rwanda)              12 points

ARC NAVIGATORS CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 - After Zimbabwe Round 1

1.  Sasha WATSON  (Zimbabwe)            25 points
2.  Michael EXTON (Zimbabwe)              18 points
3.  Greg STEAD (Zimbabwe)                  15 points
4.  Sylvia VINDEVOGEL (Rwanda)          12 points

MANUFACTURERS CUP 2012 – After Zimbabwe - Round 1
1.  Mitsubishi                25 points
4.  Subaru                    18 points

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