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2014 ARC Calendar

IVORY COAST – 14-16 March 2014  Rallye Bandama Cote D’Ivoire
SOUTH AFRICA – 11-12 April 2014  Sasol Rally South Africa
ZAMBIA - 16-18 May 2014  Zambia International Rally
TANZANIA- 13-15 June 2014  Rally of Tanzania
RWANDA - 18-20 July 2014  Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally
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UGANDA - 15 - 17 August 2014  Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally
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KENYA - 12-14 September 2014  KCB Safari Rally Kenya 
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MADAGASCAR - 07-09 November 2014  Madagascar International Rally

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2014 FIA African Rally Champions Gary Chaynes and Romain Comas de Miranda from Ivory Coast
received their award at the FIA Prize Giving Gala in Doha Qatar on Friday 5th December 2014.
Here pictured with F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton and with their trophies.




GARY CHAYNES AND ROMAIN COMAS de MIRANDA ARE 2014 FIA AFRICAN RALLY CHAMPIONS
Madagascar Rally Sunday 9th November 2014 - 14h30

Gary Chaynes and Romain Comas from Ivory Coast are the new 2014 FIA African Rally Champions.
The winning margin was only one point after a full year of eight ARC rallies from Zambian Mohammed
Essa and Zimbabwean Gareth Dawe who finished second overall in the just concluded Madagascar
Rally.
Gary finished only in 11th overall position in Madagascar but as the only other ARC registered driver
scored the 18points for second place in the ARC.
Overall winner of the event was Patrick Solofonirina and Berthin Randriamihaingo driving a Mitsubishi
Evo X. Essa from Zambia recovered from a misfire in his car and briefly took the lead today but then
slide off road in a muddy place losing five minute and managed to claw back to second position.
Gary Chaynes meanwhile took it easy with the Championship in mind.
Results of the rally:

1. Partick Solofonirina 3:00:03
2. Mohammed Essa 3:05:43
3. Rivo Randrianarivony 3:05:55
4. Thierry Rabekoto 3:14:01
5. Sitraka Rakotomalala 3:14:11
............. 11. Gary Chaynes 3:29:09

Gary Chaynes and Mohammed Essa at the finish parc ferme in Madagascar.



Madagascar Rally - End Day 1B - Saturday 8th November 2014 - 20h00
Results:
1. Patrick Solofonirina Mitsubishi Evo10 - 1:51:40
2. Mohammed Essa Subaru N16 - 1:53:20
3. Oliver Ramiandrisoa Subaru Impreza - 1:54:35
4. Rivo Randrianarivony Subaru Impreza - 1:56:51
5. Mamy Rajoelison Mitsubishi Evo6 6 - 1:59:29
............15. Gary Chaynes Mitsubishi Evo10 - 2:09:21
Mohammed Essa had a misfire but they have found the problem and will have full power on Sunday.
Gary Chaynes just going slowly to secure the Championship.

More action photos from Madagascar...........................






MADAGASCAR : RALLYE INTERNATIONAL DE MADAGASCAR (NOV 7-8-9)
ARC8/8 NRC UNOFFICIAL CLASS AFTER DAY 1/3 (SS)
1. Mathieu Andrianjafy - Tsiresy Ramiarinjaona (Evo9) 3:03
=. Gary Chaynes - Romain Comas de Miranda (EvoX) 3:03
3. Gérard Louvel - Teddy Rahamefy (Evo6) +0:04
=. Olivier Ramiandrisoa - Haingo (Subaru) +0:04
5. Mamy Kely - Mamy (Evo6) +0:06
=. Iannis - Taloumis (saxo T4) +0:06
7. Essa Mohammed - Gareth Dawe (Subaru) +0:07
8. Hery Be - Lalà Wims (Subaru) +0:09
9. Tiana - Tsiory (Subaru) +0:10
=. Mamy Patrick - Teamberthin Rally (EvoX) +0:10
11. Rivo Aina Randrianarivony - Ando Randrianarivony (subaru) +0:11
12. Ndrianja Rajemison - Fanja (Subaru) +0:12


Gary Chaynes at speed in the Super special stage yesterday in Madagascar

Mohammed Essa in action. Proper rally starts tomorrow Saturday 8th Nov.
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ROUTE MAP FOR RALLY MADAGASCAR - 7/8 NOVEMBER 2014


KCB SAFARI RALLY KENYA - 12-14th September 2014

Podium ceremony after the 2014 KCB Safari Rally with ARC winners Manvir Baryan and
Drew Sturrock, overall rally winners Baldev Chager and Ravi Soni and second placed Carl
Tundo and Tim Jessop.


FULL RESULTS KCB SAFARI RALLY 2014
1. Baldev Chager/Ravi Soni (EVOX) 02:47.13
2. Carl Tundo/Tim Jessop (Proton) 2:48.24
3. Manvir Baryan/Drew Sturrock (Subaru N16) 2:52.06
4. Quentin Mitchell/Nicholas Camara (Scoda Fabia S2000) 2:52.23
5. Azar Anwar/Julius Ngigi (EVO8) 2:57.27
6. Tejvir Rai/Zahir Shah (EVOX) 3:01.59
7. Duncan Mubiru/Musa Nsubuga (Subaru) 3:02.10
8. Jasmeet Chana/Ravi Chana (EVO9) 3:02.50
9. Karan Patel/Tauseef Khan (Subaru GC8) 3:05.29
10. Ronak Shah/Riyaz Ismail (Subaru N12B) 3:05.49
11. Steven Mwangi/Steve Nyorri (Subaru N10) 3:07.47
12. Mahesh Halai/Ketan Halai (Subaru N12) 3:08.11
13. Imran Mogul/Adnan Din (Subaru N10) 3:09.07
14. Alasdair Keith/Tariq Maliq (Subaru GC8) 3:10.07
15. Amaanraj Rai/Imran Khan (Subaru) 3:10.17
16. Raaji Bharij/Jasneil Ghataure (EVO9) 3:11.23
17. Ghalib Hajee/Bharat Pattni (EVOX) 3:12.08
18. Steve Gacheru/Absalom Aswani (Subaru N10) 3:13.57
19. Hussein Malik/George Mwangi (EVO6) 3:18.14
20. Jonathan Somen/Richard Hechle (Ford Escort MK2) 3:18.31
21. David Kioni/Mwangi Kioni (Subaru GC8) 3:20.07
22. Khalfan Athman/Abdulaziz Athaman (EVO9) 3:23.26
23. Aslam Khan/Keith Henrie (Porsche 911) 3:23.33
24. Eric Bengi/Tony Gikuhi (Toyota RunX) 3:23.33
25. Rob Hellier/Mike Huth (Datsun 160J) 3:25.55
26. Hapz Sagoo/Gurveer Pandhal (Subaru EVOX) 3:26.34
27. Don Smith/Bob Kaugi (Subaru) 3:31.09
28. Ranjeet Sehmi/ Iain Freestone (Ford Escort MK1) 3:35.08
29. Nikhil Sachania/C. Singh (Mitsubishi Challenger) 3:37.51
30. Rashid Kabi/Allan Muhindi (Subaru) 3:37.59
31. Rupesh Chouhan/Dhanraj Matharu (Land Rover Tomcat) 3:38.39
32. Mohammed Noor/Hassan Saleh (Subaru) 3:38.46
33. Chandu Chandrakant/Jonathan Kosgey (Subaru GC8) 3:43.19
34. Ramesh Vishram/Rohit Budhia (Ford Escort) 4:07.30
35. Jonathan Jessel/Linet Ayuko (Land Rover) 4.21.38

CHAGER MAINTAINS LEAD AS LOLDAIGA HILLS CLAIMS TOP DRIVERS

By Samson Ateka - Saturday 13th September 2014 - 20h45 

Defending KNRC Champion Baldev Chager maintained his dogged campaign in search of a second straight KCB Safari Rally diadem when he led leg 1 B from start to finish.

Chager, who set the fastest times in all the three stages run on day 1, drove cautiously in the first two stages and had his day 2 campaign gifted by Tundo’s puncture in the long 53km stage at Loldaiga.

The Flying Singh was all smiles at Sportsman’s Arms in Nanyuki where cars proceeded for the overnight perc ferme .

“Yesterday was actually a good day, the stages were nice. Today, Turaco stage was very tricky and I drove a bit cautiously –so Tundo beat us on that stage. Considering that I retired at Loldaiga last time round, I had to treat this stage with lots of respect. It’s a very notorious stage so to say. It doesn’t forgive you-so we went through it  really cautious,” said Chager.

 Trailing Chager by a 2.38 minutes margin was Tundo whose spirited campaign was stymied by an excruciating puncture on the long Loldaiga stage.

Third overall was MRT driver Manvir Baryan who trailed the leader by a 5.01minutes margin.

Fourth overall was Quentin Mitchell whose new Scoda Fabia S2000 treated spectators to some exhilarating displays at the designated Batian View spectator stage.

Day 2 of the Safari was laden with drama, excitement and anticipation.

The early morning run was indeed a scary affair  for Chager with some of the top drivers plotting to make up time for their day 1 woes.

With Ian Duncan gone, Tundo gave Chager a good chase in the early morning run after he cut Chager’s lead to 21 seconds at the 12km Turaco section where he set the quickest time. But Tundo's comeback was short-lived with his puncture gremlins.

 Duncan was Day 2’s first casualty on the 12km Turaco stage where his car stalled with electrical problems.

Other notable casualties of the day were Rajbir Rai (gearbox), Issa Amwari (electrical), Farhaaz Khan, Onkar Rai with diff failure and defending two wheel drive champion Dennis Mwenda whose Toyota Sprinter GT suffered serious overheating problems.

 The two wheel drive class has few survivors after Dennis Mwenda  and Gurmit Thethy retired. Gurmit was out with a broken wheel hub. 

Mwenda was left to rue his woes at Batian service “The safari hasn’t been very kind on me this time. We started off well on Turaco then got into Loldaiga and 1km to the finish the cars started overheating and it took us so long to get to the next stage at Turaco so we decided to retire,” said Mwenda Ronak Shah savoured 10th overall position. "We had a good run except for Loldaiga where we broke a drive shaft. We are looking forward to continuing with the same pace tomorrow," said Ronak's co-driver Riyaz Ismail.

A total of 16 cars failed to master the demanding 800km course on day 2. Out of the 53 cars which started Leg1B, only 37 survived the demanding course.

 PROV. RESULTS-END OF DAY 2

1. Baldev Chager/Ravi Soni (Mitsubishi EVOX) 1:58.17 2. Carl Tundo/Tim Jessop (Proton S2000) 2:00.55 3. Manvir Baryan/Drew Sturrock (Subaru Impreza) 2:03.18 4. Quentin Mitchell (Skoda Fabia S2000) 2:04.36 5. Azar Anwar/Julius Ngiugi (Mitsubishi EVO8) 2:06.17 6. Imran Mogul/Adnan Din (Subaru N10) 2:08.57 7. Tejveer Rai/Zahir Shah (EVOX) 2:10.10 8. Jasmeet Chana/Ravi Chana (EVO9) 2:10.14 9. Gary Chaynes/Romain Comas (Mitsubishi EVOX) 2:10.28 10. Ronak Shah/Riyaz Ismail (Subaru N12) 2:12.12 11. Karan Patel/ (Subaru GC8) 2:12.36 12. Amaanraj Rai/Imran Khan (EVOX) 2:13.20 13. Raaji Bharij/Jasneil Ghataure (EVO9) 2:13.23 14.  Mahesh Halai (Subaru N12) 2:13.46 15. Steve Mwangi/Steven Nyorri (Subaru N10) 2:14.00 16. Alasdair Keith/Tariq Maliq (Subaru) 2:15.28 17. Ghalib Hajee (EVOX) 2:15.49 18. Duncan Mubiru (Subaru N16)  2:18.42 19. Steve Gacheru (Subaru N10) 2:18.46 20. Jonathan Somen (Ford Escort MK2) 2:21.12 21. Hussein Malik/George Mwangi (EVO6) 2: 21.30 22. David Kioni/Mwangi Waithaka (Subaru)2:22.56 23. Khalfan Athman/Abdulaziz Athman (EVOX) 2:23.29 24. Eric Bengi (Toyota RunX) 2:23.30 25. Aslam Khan (Porsche 911)  2:23.52 26. Hapz Sagoo/Gurveer Pandhal (Subaru N10) 2:26.11 27. Rob Hellier/Mike Huth (Ford Escort) 2:26.35 28. Ranjit Sehmi (Ford ) 2:30.43 29. Rashid Kabi/Alln Muhundi (Subaru) 2:30.50 30. Ramesh Vishram/Rohit Bhudia (Ford Escort) 2:33.25 31. Chouhan (Land Rover) 2:35.11 32. Don Smith (Subaru) 2:35.16 33. Nikhil Sachania (Mitsubishi Challenger) 2:35.31 34. Noor Mohammed/Hassan Saleh (Subaru) 2:35.50 35. Chandu Chandrakant/Jonathan Kosgey (Subaru gc8) 2:38.05 36. Nadeem Kana/ James mwangi(Subaru) 2:49.08 37. Jonathan Jessel/Linet Ayuko (Land Rover) 3.03.43


Update from Sylvia King - Saturday 13th September 2014 15h00
Safari retirements. Funny how they are all falling out!
Retired today Ian Duncan, Rajbir Rai, Jas Mangat, Onkar Rai, Farhez Khan, Asad Anwar,Eric Njougu,
Results after SS9
1. Baldev Chager 1:58:17
2. Carl Tundo 2:00:55
3. Manvir Baryan 2:03:18
4. Quientien Mitchell 2:04:36
5. Azar Anwar 2:06:17
6. Imran Mogul 2:08:57
7. Jasmeet Chana 2:10:14
8. Gary Chaynes 2:10:28
Raaji Bharij 2:13:23

 

Results end of Day 1 - Friday 12th September 2014 - 19h30
1. Baldev Chager / Ravi Soni Mitsubishi Evo10 - 29:35
2. Ian Duncan / Amaar Slatch Mitsubishi Evo9 - 30:07
3. Carl Tundo / Tim Jessop Proton Satira S2000 - 30:07
4. Raaji Bharij / Jasneil Ghataure Mitsubishi Evo9 - 30:08
5. Rajbir Rai / Tim Challen Mitsubishi Evo10 - 30:17
6. Manvir Baryan / Drew Sturrock Subaru Impreza -30:17
7. Jas Mangat / Tasha Di Cangio Mitsubishi Evo10 - 31:07
8. Onkar Rai / Des Page-Morris Mitsubishi Evo10 -31:13
9. Gary Chaynes / Roman Comas Mitsubishi Evo9 -31:25
10. Azar Anwar / Julius Ngigi Mitsubishi Evo8 -31:43
11. Jasmeet Chana / Ravi Chana Mitsubishi Evo 9 -32:16
12. Farhaaz Khan / Bhatti Mitsubishi Evo9 -32:45
13. Quentin Mitchell / -33:42
more......


The 2014 KCB Safari Rally started this morning Friday 12th September 2014 at 10 am in Nairobi,
Kenya and the event was flagged off by HE President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya. Here seen with
the Chairman of the Kenya Motor Sport Federation flagging off the first car of last years Safari
Rally winner Baldev Chager and Ravi Soni.

Statement from Mohammed Essa

"Mohammed Essa Racing Team has pulled out of this year's Africa Rally Championship
due to financial constraints. I would like to greatly thank Madison General Insurance as
they have given us great support throughout the year and for the many years the support
they have given our team, without them we would have not have made it this far.

It is unfortunate that our team had to pull out of this year. We knew from the beginning that
we will have financial issues when Puma Energy pulled out of the team without any notice. 
We will, however, continue in the national championship. See you all in Kitwe."

Background
Essa, the 2012 African champion, is currently placed second on the FIA African Rally
Championship (ARC) standings with 93 points going into the final two rallies of the
season scheduled for Kenya and Madagascar.

Gary Chaynes is leading the championship after gathering 101 points from the last
eight rallies held in his country Ivory Coast, South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda.

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KENYA : 62ND KCB SAFARI RALLY (SEPT 12-13-14)
TOT DIST: 831.01KM
COMP DIST : 231.21KM (13 SS) (Bold means ARC 2014 registered drivers)

ENTRY LIST
1. #601 Essa Mohammed- Gareth Dawe (ZAM- ZIM Subaru Impreza N16 N)
2. #602 Jas Mangat- Tash Di Cangio (EAK Mitsubishi Evolution 10 N )
3. #603 Christakis Fitidis- Eric Nzamwita (EAU- RWASubaru Impreza N12B N )
4. #604 Gary Chaynes- Romain Comas de Miranda (CIV Mitsubishi Evolution 10 N)
5. #605 Mubiru Duncan- Musa Nsubuga (EAU Subaru Impreza N16 N)
6. #1 Baldev Chager- Ravi Soni (EAK Mitsubishi Evolution 10 N)
7. #2 Ian Duncan- Amaar Slatch (EAK Mitsubishi Evolution 9 N)
8. #3 Carl 'Flash' Tundo - Tim Jessop( EAK Proton Satria S2000 N)
9. #4 Azar Anwar- Julius Ngigi (EAK Mitsubishi Evolution 8 N)
10. #5 Quentin Mitchell- TBA (EAK- TBA N)
11. #6 Jassi Chatthe - Dave Sihoka (EAK- ZAM Mitsubishi Evolution 10 N)
12. #7 Rajbir Rai - Timothy Challen (EAK Mitsubishi Evolution 10 N)
13. #9 Jasmeet Chana- Ravi Chana (EAK Mitsubishi Evolution 9 N)
14. #10 Manvir Baryan- Drew Sturrock( EAK- UK Subaru GVB13 N)
15. #12 Issa Amwari- Job Njiru (EAK Mitsubishi Evolution 9 N)
16. #15 Tejveer Rai- Zahir Shah (EAK Mitsubishi Evolution 10 N)
17. #16 Alasdair Keith- Tariq Malik (EAK Subaru Impreza GC8 S)
18. #17 Onkar Rai- Dez Page Morris (EAK Mitsubishi Evolution 10 N)
19. #18 Farhaaz Khan- Azhar Bhatti EAK Subaru Impreza N10 N)
20. #21 Mahesh Halai- Ketan Halai (EAK Subaru Impreza N12B N)
21. #23 Aslam Khan- Keith Henrie (EAK Porsche Carrera 911 Classic)
22. #24 Don Smith- Bob Kaugi (EAK Subaru Impreza N16 N)
23. #32 Stanley Thuo- TBA (EAK Subaru SPV)
24. #33 Asad Anwar- Kashif Shiekh (EAK Mitsubishi Evolution 10 N)
25. #35 Steve Gacheru- Gerald Maina (EAK Subaru Impreza N10 N)
26. #38 Ramesh Vishram - Rohit Bhudia (EAK Ford Escort MK11 Classic)
27. #41 Raaji Bharij - Jasneil Ghataure (EAK Mitsubishi Evolution 9 N)
28. #43 Harpreet Sagoo- Gurveer Pandhal (EAK Subaru Impreza N10 N)
29. #46 Ghalib Hajee- Bharat Pattni (EAK Mitsubishi Evolution 10 N)
30. # 47 Ronak Shah- Riyaz Ismail (EAK Subaru Impreza N12B N)
31. #48 Imran Mogul- Adnan Din (EAK Subaru Impreza N10 N)
32. #50 Steven Mwangi- Steven Nyorri (EAK Subaru Impreza N10 N)
33. #52 Rob Hellier- Mike Huth (EAK Datsun 160J Classic )
34. #55 Rashid Kabi- Allan Muhindi (EAK Subaru Impreza N8 S)
35. #58 Khalfan Athman- Abdulaziz Athman (EAK Mitsubishi Evolution 9 N)
36. #59 Rupesh Chouhan- Dhanraj Matharu (EAK Land Rover Tomcat SPV)
37. #61 Hussein Malik- George Mwangi (EAK Mitsubishi Evolution 6 S)
38. #67 Jonathan Somen- Richard Hechle (EAK Ford Escort MK11 Classic)
39. #70 Eric Njogu- Tony Kimondo (EAK Subaru Impreza N8 S)
40. #77 Alastair Cavenagh- Gavin Laurence (EAK Proton Satria S2000 N)
41. #78 Maxwell Masinde- Eric Nzuva (EAK Subaru Impreza GC8 S)
42. #80 Chandrakant C.- Jonathan Kosgei (EAK Subaru Impreza GC8 S)
43. #81 David Kioni- Mwangi Kioni (EAK Subaru Impreza GC8 S)
44. #82 Taiti Wachira- Mutuma Marimba (EAK Mitsubishi Evolution 6 S)
45. #83 Evans Kamau - Julius Mwanchuya (EAK Subaru Impreza GC8 S)
46. #84 Murage Wa Waigwa- Tuta Mionki (EAK Subaru Impreza GC8 S)
47. #85 Karan Patel- Tauseef Khan (EAK Subaru Impreza GC8 S)
48. #87 Nikhil Sachania - Charanjeev Singh (EAK Mitsubishi Challenger SPV)
49. #88 Mohammed Noor- Hassan Saleh (EAK Subaru Impreza N10 N)
50. #30. 91 Amaanraj Rai- Imran Khan (EAK Mitsubishi Evolution 10 N)
51. #95 Sham Wason - Samir Wason (EAK Subaru Legacy SPV)
52. #96 Moez Malik - Steven Njenga (EAK Subaru Legacy S)
53. #97 Jonathan Jessel- TBA (EAK Land Rover SPV)
54. #98 Ranjeet Sehmi - Iain Freestone (EAK Ford Escort MK1 Classic)
55. #101 Dennis Mwenda- Edward Njoroge (EAK Toyota Sprinter GT 2WD)
56. #106 Gurmit Thethy- Depinder Kalsi (EAK Volkswagen Golf MK3 2WD)
57. #108 Nadeem Kana - James Mwangi EAK Subaru Impreza GC8 2WD
58. #110 Leonardo Varese Kigondu Kareithi (EAK Toyota Corolla RSI 2WD)
59. #110 Alex Lairangi- Tony Gichohi (EAK Volkswagen Golf MK2 2WD)
60. #113 Nishal Shah- Avhit Bij (EAK Volkswagen Golf MK2 2WD)
61. #117 Eric Bengi- Tony Gikuhi (EAK Toyota RunX 2WD)
62. #119 Geoff Mayes- Jamie Mactavish (UK Toyota Levin 2WD)
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All the delegates at the 2014 FIA - CACMS Motorsport conference held in Johannesburg from 28-30th August 2014. We had representatives from 20 countries around Africa and also FIA President Jean Todt with senior FIA staff like Mr. Jarmo Mahonen - FIA Rally Director, Carlos Abella -FIA Development Department Director and Ms. Kate Robson - FIA Institute.


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ROUND 7 – KCB SAFARI RALLY KENYA

TITANIC ARC BATTLE AT SAFARI RALLY  by SAMSON ATEKA

A high pitched battle looms large in the forthcoming 62nd KCB Safari Rally which is the seventh round of the FIA Africa Rally Championships and Safari Rally debutant Gary Chaynes of Ivory Coast and 2012 African Rally Champion Mohamed Essa of Zambia will battle for the top honours. 
Chaynes is currently on the driving seat in the ARC standings with 101 points followed by Mohammed Essa (93) and Jaspreet Chatthe (58). Other ARC registered drivers like Jas Mangat. Manvir Baryran could spoil the points scoring party by taking points away from the top ARC contenders.

The rally which is organized by Kenya Motor Sports Federation (KMSF) on the weekend on September 12-4 will deviate from the tradition in which Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) has been the start and finish-off points for as long as early 70's. The country's landmark building will only serve as the start point on September 12 with Nanyuki designated as the finish on September 14 thus giving drivers something different to sample in not only a picturesque setting but a tourist destination.
As part of the strategy to regain the World Rally Championships (WRC) status, KMSF is deviating from open public road stages to the serene private farm closed roads where safety is guaranteed. Cars will romp off at the KICC on Day 1 and will tackle a section through Migaa farm where they will do a 7.5 km stage.There will be a second service at Solio after the drivers have covered a painstaking transport section on tarmac total distance of 175 km. This will be followed by a 29.75 km stretch at Lengetia after which action will shift to Nanyuki's  Batian View located at the foothills of Mount Kenya where they will have short stages totalling 3.02 km. Migaa and Batian Stages will both be spectator stages on Leg 1A in which drivers will cover a total of 310 kilometres.

Cars will then head for Parc Ferme at Sportsman Arms Hotel and will restart for Leg1B on Day 2 then head to service at Batian view where they will tackle another short 12.17km stage at Turaco. Afterwards, it will be a test of endurance and skills when the drivers take on a massive 54Kkm stretch at Loldaiga which is easily the longest stage of the rally. For the second time, they will partake the Batian View before repeating Lengetai, Turacco and Batian with 338 km completing the second day.
On the final day (Leg2), cars will restart at Parc Ferme then head straight into service at Batian before repeating the gruelling Loldaiga section which is typical of the Safari identity. Loldaiga has been described as a real test of man and machine and is not for the faint-hearted. Pundits allude that this is where the rally will be won or lost. Drivers will then head to the expansive wheat farms in Kisima where two stages are lined up, the Airstrip (7.87 kms) and Wheatlands (10.91 kms). Curtains will then come down with a flat-out 3km of spectator stage at Batian view which will be the fourth time that the stage will be revisited. The finish-off at Batian will be presided over by Laikipia County Governor Joshua Irungu.

Amongst the locals, eyes will be on among others last year’s winner Baldev Chager, Ian Duncan who will be making a comeback after skipping the Nanyuki Rally.  Carl "Flash" Tundo is also in the groove and it will be interesting to see whether the Menengai Racing man who has four titles to his name will equal legendary Shekhar Mehta's feat of five diadems. Rajbir Rai, son of another icon Sarbi Rai, is still basking in the pride of clinching the Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally crown and will be out to claim another in a trot.
Also in the fray is Kisumu-based Jaspreet Chatthe who is leading the KNRC series and who will be seeking to protect his reputation as the ARC Tanzania rally winner. Another foreigner to watch is Jas Mangat from Uganda who will be making a comeback.

The ARC Manufacturer's Cup is bumper to bumper with a three point gap separating leaders Mitsubishi (129 points) and second placed Subaru (126 points).
The Classic Cup which will feature yester-year machines has Jonathan Somen, Ramesh Vishram, and veteran Aslam Khan, an experienced driver in his own right. Khan will both be steering a Porsche 911 while Ramesh and Somen will be in a Ford Escort Mark 2.
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The Sasol Rally South Africa receiving the Best ARC Rally Award for 2013 from FIA President Jean Todt in Johannesburg during the Africa CACMS Meeting yesterday. From left to right is: Mr. Zolile Ntakwana - Sasol Brand Promotion senior Manager, FIA President Mr. Jean Todt, Mr. Ed Cameron-Senior Vice President Sasol SA Energy, Mr. Richard Leeke - MSA Rally Commission, Mr. Dean Somerset - Sponsorship Manager Sasol, Mr. Willie Du Plessis - Clerk of Course Sasol Rally and Mrs. Henriette Jooste - Secretary Sasol Rally.



24 year old Rajbir Singh Rai from Kenya navigated by Tim Challen narrowly piped Gary Chaynes of Ivory Coast by only 2 seconds in the last stage of the Rally to win the Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally - Photos Simon Mulumba



Kenya’s Rajbir Singh Rai and Tim Challen win Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally –ARC Round 6 – Full Results

 

1.     Rajbir Singh Rai/Tim Challen  (Ken, Evo X) - 3:02:45

       Gary Chaynes/Romain Comas (Ivory Coast, Evo X) - 3:02:47

3.     Mohammed Essa/Gareth Dawe (Zambia, Subaru N16)- 3:03:18

4.     Manvir Baryan/Drew Sturrok  (Ken, Subaru N17) - 3:18:33

5.     Omar Mayanja (Evo V)-  3:19:24

6.     Arthur Blick  Jr. (Subaru N12) -  3:20:43

7.     Christakis Fitidis (Rwanda, Subaru) - 3:31:39

8.     Giancarlo Davite/Sylvia Vindevogel (Rwanda, Evo X) - 3:36:22

2014 ARC standings

Gary Chaynes (Ivory Coast)   -      101

Mohamed Essa (Zambia) -             93

Jaspreet Singh Chatthe -                 58

 

Rajbir Singh Rai and Tim Challen joined the list of foreign drivers to win the Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally yesterday.

Rai is the 24-year-old son of the son of legendary two- times former Kenya champion Sarbi Rai. He went in the final section Semuto 2 (29.75km) trailing Ivorian Gary Chaynes by 26 seconds but pulled off unlikely win beating the ARC leader by 28 seconds to win the event by a margin of two seconds.

“The whole day it was a good fight between the three Rai, Gary and Essa. I just gave it a final push,” Rai who was making his debut in the Pearl said.

Rai described the two day event route as very challenging in different ways. “Yesterday (Friday) it was very slippery and today it was very fast.”

Gary Chaynes remained positive in defeat. “My first task was to finish ahead of my ARC rivals and that I did, next stop is the Kenya Safari and the strategy will be the same.”

The Ivorian increased his advantage over Mohamed Essa of Zambia in the race for ARC title to eight points with two events to go. In the NRC, Omar Mayanja/ Leon Ssenyange (Evo V) emerged the best local crew finishing fifth overall ahead of Arthur Blick Jr/ Unisan Bakunda in Subaru N12. 



End Day 1 - Friday 15th August 2014 18h00

1. Jaspreet Chatthe / David Sihoka - Mitsubishi X - 24:43
2. Mohamed Essa / Gareth Dawe - Subaru N15 - 24:49
3. Roland Sebuguzi / Cederic Bubazo - Subaru - 24:58
4. Garry Chaynes / Romain Comas - Mitsubishi - 25:30
5. Rajbir Rai / Tim Challen - Mitsubishi - 25:36
6. Giancarlo Davite / Sylvia Vindevogel - Mitsubishi - 26:01
7. Manvir Baryan / Drew Sturrok - Subaru N17 - 26:4

Jas Mangat / Natsha Di Cangi - Out Gearbox

Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally – 2014 ARC Round 6

Rally There is a lot at stake in the Pearl Rally- Essa always has twists and turns and this time round won’t be exception according Zambia ace Mohammed Essa winner of the 2012 edition. “Last year I was on course to record a back to back victory until I broke the suspension and Jas (Mangat) won,” the former Africa Rally champion said. However, the 24 year- old Zambian thinks this year event might be different because there is a lot at stake for the ARC title. “Any slight mistake and the chance of winning the title evaporate. The championship is at a critical stage. It is very different now than two months ago when I was 25 pts behind. Now one point separates the top two.”  The title is going all the way.”
David Sihoka is a navigator associated with champions having helped Zambia’s Muna Singh (2004, 2005) to two ARC title and his son Jassy Singh to last’s year continental title. His mission this year is to guide Kenyan driver Jaspreet Chatthe to victory. The Kenyan lie third, 18 pts behind the leader Gary Chaynes but Sihoka thinks it will have to take a turn around to land the title. “We are outsiders but anything can happen,” he said.
Driver will hit the road this morning at 6.45am to tackle eight competitive sections (CS) spread over 242.08km in Semuto and Masulita in Luwero district. The first car is expected to the finishing ramp at Silver Springs Hotel at around 4.30 pm after completing a total of 557.60km of which 271.76km was competitive.

Start List
1. Roland Sebuguzi
2. Jas Mangat
3. Gary Chaynes
4. Mohamed Essa
5. Jaspreet Chatthe
6. Giancarlo Davite
7. Manvir Baryan
8. Rajbir Rai
9. Duncan Mubiru
10. John Consta

 


Mohammed Essa from Zambia and Gareth Dawe from Zimbabwe on their way to victory in the 2014 Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally.



Second placed Ivorian drivers Gary Chaynes and Romain Comas in a spectacular jump which they survived !! during the 2014 Rwanda Rally

Jaspreet Singh Chatthe and Dave Sihoka at speed during the Oryx Rally of Tanzania to claim his maiden win in the ARC. (CMONCY IMAGES)

Oryx Rally of Tanzania winner on the podium. (CMONCY IMAGES)

Abdu Sempebwa and Francis Wamala from Uganda who clinched second overall in the ARC Oryx Rally of Tanzania. (CMONCY IMAGES)

 

ORYX RALLY OF TANZANIA –FINAL REPORT By ABDUL SIDI

JASPREET CHATTHE WINS HIS FIRST EVER RALLY BY CLINCHING VICTORY IN TANZANIA

Jaspreet Chatthe becomes the first Kenyan driver to win an event in Tanzania since 2002, after clinching victory in the home round of the 2014 African Rally Championship in Dar-es-salaam. Twelve out of the original 19 starters finished the Oryx Energies Rally of Tanzania of 2014.

By doing so, the 34-year-old also scores his first-ever victory in any kind of event since stepping into the sport hardly two seasons ago. Jamil Khan and Arshard Khan was the last Kenyan crew to win an event in Tanzania driving a Subaru Impreza STi.


“It is a great feeling winning a rally of the African Rally Championship as my first ever victory in my short career. It makes it even more satisfying to register victory outside my home,’’ said the Kibos Sugar-sponsored driver.
The Mitsubishi Lancer EVOX driver, who was navigated by David of Zambia, was fastest in 10 out of the 15 stages of the rally that kicked off from Tazara Railway station on Friday

In contrast his navigator would not remember the number of rallies he had won to=date, but was sure he won four ARC titles in his career beginning with compatriot Muna Singh on three occasions and later with Jessie son of Muna once.“It has been a good career at the top of the sport. I have won many events across the nation but most important is to have fun. I enjoyed this one very much. Now looking at Rwanda,’’ said Sihoka.

The win takes Chatthe to the joint lead in the overall standings of the 2014 ARC with 58 points, same as Gary Chanyes Ivory Coast, who was at the top of the series with 58 points.


Chanyes said he had numerous problems but wasdisqualified by the Stewards at the finish for outside assistance.


The championship remains wide open at the half way stage. Essa Mohamed of Zambia, who was aiming for his third consecutive victory in his attempt to close the gap at the top of the table, got a shock after his Subaru Impreza stopped with a damaged rear arm at the end of the first stage of Day Two. He still maintains his joint second place in the championship with 50 points despite the retirement.


Rwanda’s Giancarlo Davite’s woes continue as his Mitsubishi Lancer EVOX suffers yet again with series of mechanical problems that have hindered his progress in the ARC contest. By the time of going to Press, Stewards of the Meeting were looking into report that his car was spotted receiving outside assistance yards away from the finish at Tazara Station. His car was apparently pushed into the final parc ferme and later disqualified by the Stewards.


Local interest will have to wait for another a year before it can produce a winner in the home event since Omar Bakressa won the rally in 2004 driving a Subaru Impreza STi.
Rajpal Dhani was the best-placed Tanzanian driver in the third place driving a Subaru Impreza with his Kenya navigator, Sinder Sudle. Sadly Ralpal’s brother, who is leading the local championship, was forced out of the rally with a radiator problem.Favorites among the local drivers, Gerard Miller and Dharam Pandya were also knocked out of the rally while at the top of the leader. Miller faced fuel pump failure, while Pandya in the Puma-sponsored Mitsubishi Lancer abruptly stopped with rear broken differential while on the way to the Service Park while laying a commendable second place.

One of the most respected rally drivers in the region, Jayant Shah finished in the ninth position in the sole Porsche 911 with leading Kenyan navigator, Ravi Channa. Shah is a veteran of many rallies in the East African region and also great support of the Tanzanian Rally.


Two out of the original three Ugandan drivers failed to finish the rally. Shafik Ssemujju bowed out on Day Two of the while Duncan Mubiru ended his hopes in the penultimate stage of the rally. Abbu Sempebwa finished in the seventh place. The Uganda also scored ARC points by finishing second in class.


With a fourth place, Rajpal Dhani and his Kenyan navigator Sunder Sudle also won the round of the 2014 National Rally Championship followed by Kirit Pandya and Veer Darbar (8th overall) and Gurpal Singh and Absolom Aswani of Kenya with 6th overall.


Ten cars finished out of the original 19 starters.


ORYX ENERGY RALLY OF TANZANIA 2014 – 13/15 June 2014

 

End Leg 1 Results - Saturday 14th June 2014 -20h00

1. Jaspreet Singh Chatthe / David Sihoka Mitsubishi Evo X - 1:20:57
2. Dharam Pandya /Sanjeev Pandya Mitsubishi Evo 9 - 1:23:11
3. Gary Chanes / Romain Comas Mitsubishi Evo X - 1:23:35
4. Giancarlo Davite / Sylvia Vindevogel Mitsubishi Evo X - 1:27:56
5. Rajpal Singh Dhani / Sinder Sudle Subaru Impreza - 1:28:09

13 cars of the 19 starters still running. Leg 2 starts 07h30 Sundy and finishes at 14h00.
ends.....

Full Entry List:
1) Mohammed Essa / Gareth Dawe
2) Gary Chanyes / Romain Comas
3) Giancarlo Davite / Sylvia Vindevogel
4) Jaspreet Singh Chatthe / Dave Sihoka
5) Shafik Ssemujju / Hussien Mukuye
6) Abdu Sempebwa / Francis Wamala
7) Duncan Mubiru / Paul Musaazi
8) Gerard Miller / Peter Fox
9) Gurjit Singh Dhani / Shameer Yusuf
10) Gurpal Singh Sandhu / Absolam Aswani
11) Rajpal Singh Dhani / Sinder Sudle
12) Dharam Pandya / Sanjeev Pandya
13) Harinder Singh Deere / Zubayr Piredina
14) Ahmed Huwel / Misam Fazal
15) Jamil Khan / Fathey Saleh
16) Kirit Pandya / Awadh Bafadhil
17) Salvatory Mcharo / Victor Jackson
18) Tufail Tufail / TBA
19) Mohammed Suleman / John Aaron
20) Vishal B Solanki / Marcel Rajgopaul
21) Jayant Shah / Ravi Chana


 

 

Zambian Mohamed Essa and Zimbabwean Gareth Dawe power their Subaru Impreza N16 to victory in the Airtel Zambia International Rally.   Zambian Mohamed Essa and Zimbabwean Gareth Dawe power their Subaru Impreza N16 to victory in the Airtel Zambia International Rally.

The top tree position podium ceremony in Lusaka at the finish of the Airtel Zambia International Rally with winners Zambian Mohamed Essa and Gareth Dawe, second overall Kenyan Jaspreet Singh Chatthe and David Sihoka and Ivory Coast’s Gary Chaynes and Romain Comas.

 

MOHAMED ESSA AND GARETH DAWE WIN AGAIN IN ZAMBIA ARC
By Ignatius Mazeko

ZAMBIA's Mohammed Essa  and Gareth Dawe from Zimbabwe has scooped the the Airtel Money Rally Zambia by two minutes 38 seconds to slash Ivory Coast’s Gary Chaynes' FIA African Rally Championship (ARC) lead to only eight points.
Essa, who dominated the rally from start to finish to move to 50 points, secured his third successive ARC home title after bringing his Madison General Subaru Impreza N16 home in three hours three minutes.
Kenya's Jaspreet Singh Chatthe and Zambian David Sihoka grabbed second place in a Kibos Mitsubishi EvoX ahead of Ivory Coast's Gary Chaynes and Romain Comas driving an identical car which finished the rally four minutes 47 seconds slower than the winning time.
Rwanda's Giancarlo Davite, also in an EvoX, shrugged off an array of problems that included two tyre punctures in the last three stages to finish fifth overall and fourth in the ARC race.
African champion Jassy Singh's younger brother Muna Singh jr finished in a remarkable fourth place overall behind the wheels of a Subaru N10.

Airtel Money Rally Zambia provisional final results
Overall

1. Mohammed Essa / Gareth Dawe    3:03:00

2. Jaspreet Singh Chatthe / David Sihoka  3:05:38
3. Gary Chaynes / Romain Comas  3:07:47
4. Muna Singh jr 3:15:59
5. Giancarlo Davite / Sylvia Vindevogel  3:21:59
6. Azim Ticklay 3:51:07.
7. Chimanga Biyela 3:55:10
8. Kelvin Mhlanga 4:01:46
9. Farook Ticklay 4:09:02
10. Yazdaan Ticklay 4:20:30
11. Vyon Pinto 4:34:38
12. Jurgen Sauter 4:48:30

ARC Class
1. Mohammed Essa (Zambia) 3:03:00
2. Jaspreet Singh Chatthe (Kenya) 3:05:38
3. Gary Chaynes 3:07:47 (Ivory Coast) 3:07:47
4. Giancarlo Davite (Rwanda) 3:21:59

ARC Drivers standings
1. Gary Chaynes (Ivory Coast) 58 points
2. Mohammed Essa (Zambia) 50
3. Jaspreet Singh Chatthe (Kenya) 33
4. Giancarlo Davite (Rwanda) 27

ZAMBIA INTERNATIONAL RALLY – Leg 1A Report – Friday 16th May 2014
   -     By Ignatius Mazeko

ZAMBIA's Mohammed Essa this afternoon dominated the twice run Super Special Stage (1.52km x2) at Lusaka Motor Club to open up a four-second overnight lead after timing three minutes 27 seconds on day one of the Airtel Money Rally Zambia.

FIA African Rally Championship (ARC) leader Gary Chaynes of Ivory Coast took second place with Rwanda's Giancarlo Davite coming home a further eight seconds off the pace in third place.

Kenya's Jaspreet Singh Chatthe claimed fourth place while the other ARC entrant Kenneth Mukosa of Zambia could only manage joint 11th place after encountering power problems on his Subaru Impreza N8.

African champion Jassy Singh of Zambia, who is not defending his title, was the main casualty on the twisty Lusaka Motor Club circuit when his Subaru N10 hit an object, swung round then rammed a bank breaking a ball joint in the process.

The three-day rally tomorrow moves to Chisamba where crews will battle it out on eight selective stages covering a total distance of 248.21km of which 133.65km is selective and 114.56km liaison.

Overall
1. Mohammed Essa (Subaru N16) 00:03:27
2. Gary Chaynes (EvoX) 00:03:31
3. Giancarlo Davite (EvoX) 00:03:35
4. Jaspreet Singh Chatthe (EvoX) 00:03:37
5. Muna Singh jr (Subaru N10) 00:03:38
6. Farook Ticklay (Subaru N10) 00:03:39
7. Geoffrey Chulu (Subaru GC8) 00:03:42
8. Miles Monge (Subaru N12B) 00:03:43
9. Yazdaan Ticklay (Subaru GC8) 00:03:51
10.  Kelvin Mhlanga (RunX 1600) 00:03:55
11. Kenneth Mukosa (Subaru N8) 00:03:56
12. Toofail Dalal Taj (Subaru GC8) 00:03:56
13. Noel Masadza (Evo 5) 00:03:56
14. Chimanga Biyela (Evo 4) 00:03:58
15. Vyon Pinto (Subaru GC8) 00:04:02
16. Walter Wasamunu (Subaru GC8) 00:04:03
17. Azim Ticklay (Landcruiser) 00:04:12
18. Dani Beaini (Subaru N12) 00:04:26
19. Zubair Essa (Subaru GC8) 00:04:36
*20. Jurgen Sauter (VW Golf) 00:03:40 (SS1B Time Qn)
*21. Jassy Singh (Subaru N10) ball joint


Zambia International Rally
- 16th - 18th MAY 2014 Entry List:

1. Jassy Singh /Sajad Khan                             (Zam/Zam-Subaru Impreza)
2. Essa Mohammed/Gareth Dawe    ARC       (Zam/Zim-Subaru Impreza)
3. Gary Chaynes/Comas Romain      ARC       (CIV/CIV-Mitsu EVOX)
4. Jassi Chatthe/Dave Sihoka            ARC      (KEN/Zam-Mitsu EVOX)
5. Kenneth Mukosa/Nash Chisenga   ARC      (Zam/Zam-Subaru Impreza)
6. Giancarlo Davite/Sylvia Vindevogel
  ARC  (Rwa/Rwa-Mitsu EVOX)
7.Geoffrey Chulu/Laston Chulu                     (Zam/Zam-Subaru Impreza)
8. Miles Monge/Raymond Thornicroft           (Zam/Zam-Subaru Impreza)
9. Muna Singh Jnr./Adrian Sutherland           (Zam/Zam-Subaru Impreza)
10. Farook Ticklay/Liam Jolly                        (Zam/Zam-Subaru Impreza)
11. Danni Benani/Shital Naik                         (Zam/Zam-Subaru Impreza)
12.Yazdaan Ticklay/Afzal Essa                      (Zam/Zam-Subaru Impreza)
13. Toofail Dalal/Mali Chulu                          (Zam/Zam-Subaru Impreza)
14. Chimanga Biyela/Michale Chulu              (Zam/Zam-Mitsu EVO4)
15. Azim Ticklay/Osward Chibebe                 (Zam/Zam-Toyota Land Cruiser)
16. Kevin Mhlanga/Balveen Singh                 (Zam/Zam-Toyota RunX)
17. Noel Masandza/Landford Mushala          (Zam/Zam-Mitsu EVO5)
18. Zubair Essa/Mwendalubi Chibunga          (Zam/Zam-Subaru Impreza)
19. Walter Wasamunu/Dwyne Adolph           (Zam/Zam-Subaru Impreza)
20. Vyon Pinto/Crawford Mwiinga                (Zam/Zam-Subaru Impreza)
21. Jurgen Sauter/Rudi Sauter                        (Zam/Zam-VW Golf)


Updated on 24th April 2014

DRIVERS REGISTERED FOR THE 2014 ARC UP TO TODAY:

Drivers
1. Mohamed ESSA (Zambia)
2. Abdu SEMPEBWA (Uganda)
3. Jaspreet Singh CHATTHE (Kenya)
4. Giancarlo DAVITE  (Rwanda)
5. Shafik SSEMUJU (Uganda)
6. Manvir Singh BARYAN  (Kenya)
7. Asad ANWAR (Kenya)
8. Charles MUHANGI (Uganda)
9. Gary CHAYNES (Ivory Coast) Sent to FIA
10. Morifere SOUMAORO (Ivory Coast) Sent to FIA
11. Kenneth MUSOKA (Zambia)
12. Jas MANGAT (Uganda)

Navigators
1. Francis WAMALA (Uganda)
2. Sylvia VINDEVOGEL (Rwanda)
3. Hussein MUKUYE (Uganda)
4. Drew STURROCK  (England)
5. Romain COMAS (Ivory Coast) Sent to FIA
6. Philippe GARCIA (Ivory Coast) Sent to FIA
7. David SIHOKA (Zambia) - (Replaces GS Panesar)
8. Gareth DAWE (Zimbabwe)
9. Gihan DE SILVA (Uganda)
10. Nash CHISENGA (Zambia)


ARC ROUND 3 - ZAMBIA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR RALLY SET FOR 16th - 18th MAY 2014

 

This year’s Zambia International Motor Rally-the third round of the FIA ARC- is similar to last year’s event although some stages have been changed.
The Rally will run in the Farms of Chisamba, North of Lusaka. The course will cover a total distance of approximately 472kms of which 238kmsis made up of Competitive sections. The Rally is scheduled to run from the 16th to 18th May 2014. Conditions are expected to be dry but cool.
All facilities for Service Park and special rates for the hotel have been negotiated for intended
participants and supporters.
Rally starts with a Super Special Stage at Lusaka Motor Club on Friday 16th May 2014 at 14.30.
On Saturday 17th May, crews moves to Chisamba which is about 50kms due North of Lusaka.
The leg then ends back at Rally Hotel HQ in Lusaka and cars will be kept there overnight. The second leg
is again in Chisamba. The event finishes back in Lusaka at the Hotel Intercontinental on Sunday 18thMay2014at 15.20

 

Mohamed Essa (Zambia) and Gareth Dawe (Zimbabwe) powering their Subaru Impreza N16 to victory in the ARC section of the Sasol Rally South Africa – Round 2 of the ARC which finished on Saturday 12th April 2014.

Zambian Mohammed Essa and Gareth Dawe win Sasol Rally – ARC Round 2

Winners of the second round of the FIA African Rally Championship, which was run in conjunction with the Sasol Rally, were 2012 drivers’ champion Mohammed Essa of Zambia and Gareth Dawe of Zimbabwe (Subaru Impreza). Second, 2 min 9 sec in arrears, were Gary Chaynes and Comas Romain of the Ivory Coast (Mitsubishi Evo 10), winners of the opening round in Ivory Coast. Third (+3 min 47sec) were 2013 African Rally champions Jassy Singh of Kenya and David Sihoka of Zambia (Subaru Impreza), ahead of Zambian Kenneth Mukosa and Nash Chisenga in a Subaru Impreza (+1 hr 15 min 7 sec).

Giancarlo Davite and Sylvia Vindevogel of Rwanda in a Mitsubishi Evo 10, who were second at Friday’s overnight stop in Nelspruit, were non-finishers after experiencing mechanical problems on Saturday.

In an event that saw several of their main rivals drop out of contention with punctures and mechanical problems, the Toyota pair, who won the Sasol Rally in 2011, had a relatively trouble-free run and their pace and consistency was such that they led the event from special stage four on Friday through to the finish. Even a puncture towards the end of today’s stage 12 was not enough to slow them down too much as they completed the last eight kilometres on a flat wheel and lost about 10 seconds.

Second, 1 min 46 sec in arrears, were former national champion Enzo Kuun and Rikus Fourie who were making their first appearance in a New Africa Developments Ford Fiesta and also enjoyed a trouble-free run. Hergen Fekken and Carolyn Swan continued their good early season form by bringing the second Castrol Team Toyota Yaris home in third place, a distant 7 min 57 sec behind their team-mates after experiencing clutch and diff problems on stage 10 and 11. They were second in the Tour Natal Rally in KwaZulu-Natal in March.

Gugu Zulu and Carl Peskin (Volkswagen Sasolracing Polo) did well to finish fourth (+ 11 min 32 sec) in only their second outing in an S2000 car despite two punctures and a damaged diff on Friday and a broken gear lever on today’s stage 11.

Fifth overall (+13 min 32sec) and first in the S2000 Challenge for older specification four-wheel drive cars were Thilo Himmel of Namibia and Armand du Toit (VW Polo).

Henk Lategan and Barry White (VW Sasolracing Polo) were sixth overall, 13 min 44 sec in arrears. They lost time on Friday with a loose steering rack on stages two and three while lying third and dropped further back with punctures on stages four and five. Seventh (+16 min 30 sec) were Giniel de Villiers/Greg Godrich (Imperial Toyota Yaris). Although they had a relatively clean run on Saturday, they lost over 10 minutes on Friday’s stage four after struggling through the first three stages with only two-wheel drive.

Defending champions Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton (Ford Dealer Team Fiesta) were classified eighth under Super Rally rules after retiring with suspension problems on stage 12. They had been third overnight behind Poulter and Kuun after losing two and a half minutes with a puncture on stage four while leading Poulter and Kuun – they won each of the first three stages. They lost further time on stage 10 with another puncture.
Joos Stassen and Gert Nienaber were ninth overall and second in the S2000 Challenge in a Subaru Impreza.

The Dutch/Belgian combination of Hans Weijs Jnr and Bjorn Degandt (VW Sasolracing Polo), who competed on Saturday under Super Rally rules after dropping out after Friday’s opening stage with an engine misfire, rounded out the top 10. An impressive drive today saw them win four of the last five of the day’s seven stages.

Sasol Rally -ARC Round 2 - Pre-event

Reigning national champions Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton (Ford Dealer Team Fiesta) are in line to score a hat-trick of victories in the Sasol Rally in Mpumalanga on April 11 and 12 after their successes in 2012 and 2013. But they might be more interested in simply finishing the second round of the SA National Rally Championship and scoring as many points as possible after their failure to finish the opening round, the Tour Natal, in KwaZulu-Natal in March.

Leeroy Poulter and Elvéne Coetzee (Castrol Team Toyota Yaris) lead the championship after their dominant win in KZN and enjoy an early 25-point lead over the defending champions. Cronje and Houghton crashed out of the season-opener on the first stage, depriving the fans of what could have been a memorable battle between the Ford and the Toyota.

This presents an intriguing scenario for the 23rd running of the season’s longest and arguably toughest round, which this year will include 14 special stages (four on tarmac and 10 on gravel) covering over 200 kilometres. Between them, Cronje (2012 and 2013) and Poulter (2011) have won the last three Sasol Rallies.

They can expect stiff competition both from regular national championship rivals and also from the five international crews who will be contesting the second round of the FIA African Rally Championship, traditionally hosted by South Africa in conjunction with the Sasol Rally.

The visiting crews, who are all contesting the FIA class N, include the Zambia/Zimbabwe combination of Mohammed Essa/Gareth Dawe (Subaru Impreza WRX), Giancarlo Davite/Sylvia Vindevogel of Rwanda (Mitsubishi Evo 10), Kenya//Zambia pair Chatthe Jaspreet Singh/David Sihoka (Mitsubishi Evo 10) Gary Chaynes and Comas Romain of the Ivory Coast (Mitsubishi Evo 10) and Zimbabwe’s Kenneth Mukosa/TBA (Subaru Impreza).

Heading the South African challenge to Cronje and Poulter are Hergen Fekken/Carolyn Swan in the second Castrol Team Toyota Yaris, who are currently second in the championship after finishing second in the Tour Natal Rally, the visiting Dutch/Belgian combination of Hans Weijs Jnr and Bjorn Degandt (Volkswagen Sasolracing Polo), who were third in the season opener, and Giniel de Villiers/Greg Godrich (Imperial Toyota Yaris), who finished fourth in KZN.

There is a strong 14-car entry of S2000 four-wheel drive and older specification S2000 Challenge cars and with only five of these having completed both days of the Tour Natal Rally many of the top contenders will, like Cronje and Houghton, be looking to make up for a poor start to the new season.

Henk Lategan, who went off the road on the penultimate stage in KZN while lying third, will be reunited with 2013 co-driver Barry White in the second of the three VW Sasolracing Polos. Gugu Zulu/Carl Peskin will have their second outing in the third factory Polo after stepping up from the S2000 Challenge in 2013.

Cronje and Houghton’s dealer-supported Ford will be backed by the privateer New Africa Developments Fiesta of Japie van Niekerk/Gerhard Snyman and Enzo Kuun/Rikus Fourie. Van Niekerk also rolled his car on the opening stage of the Tour Natal Rally and finished the event under Super Rally rules. Kuun, twice a South African champion and a five-time winner of the Sasol Rally, makes a surprise appearance after retiring at the end of last year.

Heading up the S2000 Challenge will be Piet Bakkes and Shaun Visser (Toyota RunX), who lead after the first round by virtue of the fact that they were the only one of four Challenge entries to complete the Tour Natal Rally. Namibia’s Wilro Dippenaar and South African co-driver Kes Naidoo (PZN Panelbeaters Toyota Auris) will be looking to make up for the disappointment of technical problems that saw them finish the opening round under Super Rally rules.

Similarly, Nic van der Westhuizen and Stefan Cilliers (SA Earthworks Toyota Auris), who also rolled out of contention in the opening stage of the Tour Natal Rally, will be hoping for better luck in Mpumalanga.

Mpumalanga’s Joos Stassen and co-driver Gert Nienaber will be making their first appearance of the season in a Subaru Impreza, while the five-car S2000 Challenge entry is completed by Namibia’s Thilo Himmel and co-driver Armand du Toit (VW Polo), who scored two consolation championship points after finishing the opening round under Super Rally rules as a result of a roll on the second day.


Sunday 16th March 2014 - Rally Bandama Cote D'Ivoire - 14h00
Gary Chaynes and Romain Comas win the 40th Rallye Bandama Cote D'Ivoire with a big fighting comeback in the longest stage 61km this morning driving their Mitsubishi Evo9. They won ahead of morning leader Morifere Soumaoro and Philipe Garcia by only 33.5 seconds.
12 cars finished this grueling first round of the ARC with 11 stages totaling 250km. The rally was based in Yamoussoukro at the Hotel President and looped around the town.
the results are:
1. Gary Chaynes / Romain Comas - CIV - Mitsubishi Evo9 - 2:12:31.3
2. Morifere Soumaoro / Philipe Garcia - CIV - Mitsubishi Evo10 - 2:13:04.8
3. Marc Molinie / Christian Tribout - CIV - Mitsubishi Evo7 - 2:19:49.6
4. Thibaut Sans / Sharrif Joher - CIV - Mitsubishi Evo6 - 2:26:32.0
5. Ali Jaber / Jean-Charles Rousseau - CIV - Mitsubishi Evo8 - 2:26:50.4
6. Loic Malherbe / Thierry Brion - CIV - Subaru Impreza - 2:27:33.9
7. Pierrick Artault / Loic Artault - CIV - Mitsubishi Evo9 - 2:28:54.4
8. Giancarlo Davite / Sylvia Vindevogel - RWA - Subaru Impreza - 2:30:16.2
9. Pascal Brossier / Jean-Luc Roinet - CIV - Mitsubishi Evo9 - 2:30:23.7
10. Luc Jacquelin / Virgine Jacquelin - CIV - Mitsubishi Evo6 - 2:33:07.8
11. Thierry Pansolin / Robert Borg - CIV - Mitsubishi Evo6 - 2:34:34.4
12. Claude Ambrosino / Ibrahim Ghaddar - Peugeot 207 - 3:09:48.7
ends...

Saturday 15th March 2014 - Rally Bamdama Cote D'Ivoire - 20h00
Morifere Soumaoro takes the lead of the rally by27.5 seconds at the end of Leg 1B from Gary Chaynes both from Ivory Coast. ARC contenders Jaspreet Singh Chatthe and Gugu Panesar and Ugandan Charles Muhangi retired from the rally after Chatthe went off the road and damaged his suspension and Muhangi blew his engine. In another application to Stewards FISA submitted evidence to the Stewards that their two drivers Morifere Soumaoro and Gary Chaynes ARC registration was submitted to the FIA on 27th February 2014 which the ARC Secretariat was not aware of. Thus Stewards ruled they are ARC registered.
Results after Leg 1B on Saturday are:
1. Soumaoro / Garcia - CIV - Mitsubishi Evo10 - 1:23:38.8
2. Chaynes / Comas - CIV - Mitsubishi Evo9 - + 27.5 seconds
3. Molinie / Tribout - CIV - Mitsubishi Evo7 - +3:08.8
4. Sans / Joher - CIV - Mitsubishi Evo6 - +7:07.2
5. Brossier / Roinet - CIV - Mitsubishi Evo9 - +7:44.9
6. Malherbe / Brion - CIV - Subaru Impreza - +8:20.1
7. Jaber / Rousseau - CIV - Mitsubishi Evo8 - +8:39.6
..........
11. Giancarlo Davite - Rwanda - Subaru - +15.00

Friday 14th March 2014 - Rallye Bandama Cote D'Ivoire - 19h10
Results of Super special Stage:
1. Gary Chaynes / Romain Comas - 2:18
2. Jaspreet Chatthe / Gurdeep Panesar - 2:20
3. Morifere Soumahoro / Phillipe Garcia - 2:22
4. Marc Molinie - 2:25
5. Partick Artault - 2:26
8. Giancarlo Davite - 2:29
17. Charles Muhangi -3:10

IMPORTANT CHANGE OF DATE

All ARC competitors are advised that the date of the 2014 Rallye Bandama Cote D'Ivoire has been changed due to a force majure and will now be held on 14th-16th March 2014 and not 1/2nd March as originally planned.



Package – Outsider crew for Ivory Coast Bandama Rally 14- 16 March 2014
Package cost per crew (driver + co-driver) : 3600 € 

Registration Rally and 4 nights* on the site of the rally offered by the organization 

This package included:
Transport cars from the port of departure
France - Abidjan - Port of landing France.
The AR Flights Paris - Abidjan - Paris Marseille OR - Abidjan - Marseille.
Transit - stevedoring and transportation vehicles Abidjan - Yamoussoukro - Abidjan. 

This package does not included: 
Costs of visas for Ivory Coast. 
The cost of vaccination against yellow fever is compulsory for Ivory Coast. 
Restaurant costs (average basket meal / pers: 30 € - Breakfast / pers: 10 €). 
Fuel costs (Essence SP98 € at 1.20 per liter - AVGAS RON 100 at 3 € per liter). 
Rental charges for 4x4 vehicle type recognition / support (100 € / day). 
Housing costs Abidjan nights (Monday, Tuesday, Sunday from 84 to 138 € per night for double room). 
The cost of extra room for assistance or any accompanying at Yamoussoukro (76 € per night per double room). 
The sales charge obligatory to repatriation insurance kind Europe Assistance for the duration of your stay. 
Consumption bar & room service attached to your free nights. 
*nights Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday as a Double room per crew at Yamoussoukro on the site of the Rally. 

 

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Jassy Singh (photo) of Zambia at only 20 years of age has become the youngest ever FIA African Rally Champion when he finished fourth overall in the 2013 Madagascar Rally on Sunday 10th November 2013. His co-driver David Sihoka also from Zambia wins the Arc title for the fourth time. Subaru also clinched the Manufacturers Cup.

Click here to download Madagascar Rally Results

ZAMBIANS JASSY SINGH AND DAVID SIHOKA ARE THE 2013 FIA AFRICAN RALLY CHAMPIONS
Sunday 10th November 2013 – 17h30

Zambia's Jassy Singh, son of the former African Rally Champion, Muna Singh, is the 2013 ARC champion after finishing fourth overall in the final round of the series held in Madagascar over the weekend driving a Subaru Impreza N10.

At his only first, he becomes the youngest-ever Continental champion after disposing off Uganda's Jas Singh, who only needed to finish ahead of the Zambian driver to take the title.

Unfortunately, his car let him down on the penultimate day of the competition, denying him the chance to put his hands on the prestigious title for the first time in his career.  


Surprisingly, Zambia, which would be considered as among the weaker nations in the ARC series, has now won combined ARC titles for Drivers and Navigators respectively for a record 17 times.

Jassy has given the Sikh community unprecedented publicity in the world of African Rally Championship series by becoming the third generation of ARC champions originating from the Sikh families.


First, it was Satwant Singh then followed by Muna Singh and now, Jassy Singh, all Zambians and from the same Singh family based in Lusaka.  

His navigator, Dave Sihoka, has now secured the ARC Navigator Crown for the fourth time. His previous three titles were achieved with Jassy's dad, Muna Singh.

The only other contender for the title was Jas Mangat and Gihan Da Silva from Uganda who unfortunately got time barred when the cable from the main ECU came loose but they could find the problem in time.

MADAGASCAR RALLY - Breaking news Saturday 9th November 2013 16h30


We have just heard that Ugandans Jas Mangat and Gihan Da Silva have just retired from the Madagascar Rally so now Jassy Singh and David Sihoka of Zambia just have to finish the rally to become the new ARC Champions in 2013.

End of Day 1 results:

1. Oliver 1:43:55
2. Guillaume 1:46:42
3. Guillot 1:52:52
4. Jassy Singh 1:53:33
5. Henry 1:54:03
6. Antonio 1:55:03

20 cars still in the rally.


Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally 2013: Sunday 22nd September 2013

Final Provisional Results

1. Davite G / Sylvia V 3:02:07 (1st ARC)
2. Mitraros E / Paolo P 3:26:41
3. Fitidis C / Eric N 3:28:36 (2nd ARC)
4. Jassy S / David S 3:29:10 (3rd ARC)
5. Mayaka F / 3:30:10
6. Wampamba F 3:56:07
7. Mohamed A 4:06:50
8. Cyatangabo A 4:13:30
9. Sempembwa A 4:36:27
10.Abbas Bukenya 4:38:10


Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally. 2013 Result of end leg 1 - Saturday 21st September 2013
DAVITE 1.58.56
MANGAT2.02.27
MITRAROS 2.17.00
FITIDIS 2.22.39
JASSY 2.23.26
MAYAKA 2.23.30
MOHAMED 2.33.46
WAMPAMBA 2.35.27
CYATA 2.47.28
KIWEWA 2.48.59
SEPEMBWA 3.00.54
BUKENYA 3.11.50

RWANDA MOUNTAIN GORILLA 2013 DAY 1 RESULTS (Full list) Friday 20th September 2013
1.Jas Mangat (UG)2:45
2.Jassy Singh (ZAM) 2:52
3.Davite Giancarlo (RWA) 3:01
4.Mitraros Eleftor (RWA) 3:02
5.Fitidis Christakis (UG) 3:05
6.Claude Kwizera (RWA) 3:08
7.Wampamba Fred (UG) 3:12
8.Mohammed Abas (RWA) 3:19
9.Abdul Sempebwa (UG) 3:28
10.Abas Bukenya (UG) 3:36
11.Ismail Ortega (UG) 3:39
12.Patrick Kiwewa (UG) 3:48
13.Gakyaya Claude (RWA) 3:50
14.Mayaka Faleken (RWA) 3:52
15.Javier Matuga (RWA) 4:03
16.Seif Selemu (RWA) 4:38
17.Cyatangabo Ange 4:50

 

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The group photo of all the delegates for the CACMS/FIA Institute Africa Regional meeting held in Gaborone, Botswana on 29/30th August 2013. Also present were the FIA President Jean Todt, FIA Institute President Gerard Saillant, FIA Vice-Presidents Mohammed Ben Sulayem (Middle East) and Surinder Thatthi (Africa) and WRC Rally Manager Michele Mouton (former Audi works driver).

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President Jean Todt and WRC Rally Manager Michele Mouton (former Audi works driver) presenting the best ARC Rally Award 2012 to Mr. Ralph Stead, President of the Zimbabwe Motor Sport Federation for the highest score in the 2012 ARC rallies for the Zimbabwe Challenge Rally.


2013 ARC Leader Jas Mangat and Gihan de Silva in action on the Lubiri Super special stage in Uganda on Friday. Also pictured is veteran Frank Tundo and his daughter Tasha in action.

V-power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally official results full list:

1.Jas Mangat /Gihan 2:02:08

2.Frank Tundo/Natasha 2:08:18
3.Ponsiano L/George S 2:16:32
4.Peter Horsey/Bella 2:22:30
5.Omar Mayanja/ Leon S 2:25:19
6.Ashraf A/Peter stone 2:25:34
7.Susan M/Edmon K 2:26:19
8.Jassy Singh/Dave s 2:34:30
9.Wampamba F/Enoch O 2:35:06
10.Satvinder vik/Kamya J 2:42:46
11.Abdul Sempebwa/F Wamala 2:43:24
12.Edson M/Earnest M 2:46:33
13.Ismail Ortega/ Jude L 2:48:03
14.Jonas K/ J Bongole 2:57:52
15.Sebambulide P/ R Mohammed 3:10:41
16.Musa Mulika / U Mulindwa 3:11:06
17.Ismail Lule/ A Katumba 3:21:14
18.Helen Shiri/ Tuta Mioki 3:23:07


V-POWER PEARL OF AFRICA UGANDA RALLY - LEG 1B RESULTS -AFTER CS4
Saturday 17th August 2013 13h10

Mohammed Essa out of Uganda Rally! Suspension failure in CS5 - Jassy Singh fall back to 21st position. Izhar Mirza drops to 13th position. Jaspreet Chatthe moves into second place. Roland Sebaguzi out with engine failure.

1. Jas Mangat / Gihan de Silva 53:47
2. Jaspreet Chatte / Keith Henrie 57:37
3. Frank Tundo / Natasha Di Cangio 59:49
4. Giancarlo Davite / Sylvia Vindevogel 1:01:07
5. Ponsiano Lwakataka/George Semakula 1:02:45
6. Satvinder S Saini / Joesph Kamya 33:36

V-POWER PEARL OF AFRICA UGANDA RALLY - LEG 1B RESULTS -AFTER CS3 
Saturday 17th August 2013 10h58


1. Mohammed Essa /Greg Stead 27:00
2. Jas Mangat / Gihan de Silva 29:48
3. Jassy Singh / David Sihoka 30:21
4. Izhar Mirza / Kavit Dave 30:48
5. Roland Sebaguzi / Cerdic Bubazo 31:28
6. Frank Tundo / Natasha Di Cangio 31:30
7. Ponsiano Lwakataka/George Semakula 31:42
8. Jaspreet Chatte / Keith Henrie 31:54
9. SS Saini / Joesph Kamya 33:36
10. Giancarlo Davite / Sylvia Vindevogel 33:47

Ian Duncan out Gearbox
Carl Tundo out Gearbox
Arther Blick out Suspension


V-POWER PEARL OF AFRICA UGANDA RALLY - LEG 1A RESULTS -  Friday 16th August 2013 19h00

1

1

JAS MANGAT /
GIHAN DE SILVA **

R4

MITSUBISHI EVO. 10

 

0:04:50

2

107

CARL TUNDO /
DEZ PAGEMORRIS

N4

MITSUBISHI EVO. 9

 

0:04:57

3

102

MOHAMMED ESSA /
GREG STEAD **

R4

SUBARU IMPREZA

 

0:05:00

4

2

RONALD SEBUGUZI /
 CEDRIC BUZABO

N4

MITSUBISHI EVO. 9

 

0:05:05

5

116

IZHAR MIRZA /
DAVE KAVIT

N4

MITSUBISHI EVO. 9

 

0:05:11

6

101

GIANCARLO DAVITE /
SYLIVIA ViNDEVOGEL **

N4

SUBARU IMPREZA

 

0:05:11

7

103

JASPREET CHATTHE /
KEITH HENDRIE **

N4

MITSUBISHI EVO. 9

 

0:05:14

8

108

FRANK TUNDO /
NATASHA DI CANGIO

N4

MITSUBISHI EVO. 9

 

0:05:16

9

3

SUSAN MUWONGE /
EDMOND KYEYUNE

N4

SUBARU IMPREZA

 

0:05:16

10

104

JASSY SINGH /
DAVID SIHOKA **

N4

SUBARU IMPREZA

 

0:05:16

11

10

SHAFIK SEMUJJU /
HUSSEIN MUKUYE

N4

SUBARU IMPREZA

 

0:05:21

12

15

FRED WAMPAMBA /
ENOCH OLINGA

N4

SUBARU IMPREZA

 

0:05:22

13

21

Dr. ASHRAF AHMED /
PETER STONE

N4

SUBARU IMPREZA

 

0:05:29

14

7

EDSON MUNGYEREZA /
ERNEST MUSIIME

N4

SUBARU IMPREZA

 

0:05:30

15

32

PONSIANO LWAKATAKA /
 GEORGE SEMAKULA

N4

SUBARU IMPREZA

 

0:05:38

16

24

SATVINDER SINGH SAINI /
JOSEPH KAMYA

N4

SUBARU IMPREZA

 

0:05:40

17

51

LEILLA BLICK /
MILDRED KIBUUKA

N4

MITSUBISHI EVO. 5

 

0:05:41

18

8

JOHN CONSTA /
MUSA NSUBUGA

N4

SUBARU IMPREZA

 

0:05:54

19

14

JONAS KANSIIME /
JOSEPH BONGOLE

N4

SUBARU IMPREZA

 

0:05:55

20

19

ABDU SEMPEBWA /
FRANCIS WAMALA

N4

SUBARU IMPREZA

 

0:05:58

21

4

CHRISTAKIS FITIDIS /
ERIC MAXIME NZAMWITA

N4

SUBARU IMPREZA

 

0:06:44

22

110

HELLEN SHIRI /
TUTA MIONKI

N4

SUBARU IMPREZA

 

0:07:00

23

34

MUSA MULIIKA /
UARBAN MULINDWA

N4

SUBARU IMPREZA

 

0:07:23

24

22

ARTHUR BLICK /
UNISSAN BAKUNDA

N4

SUBARU IMPREZA

 

0:07:25

Essa Mohammed

Mohammed Essa and Greg Stead from Zambia and Zimbabwe take top honors in the ARC Round 5 – KCB Safari Rally Kenya. Here seen in action in Kenya.

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Jas Mangat and Gihan De Silva from Uganda are the new ARC 2013 leaders with their second place ARC finish in Kenya. Here seen in action in Kenya.

KCB SAFARI RALLY 2013 - By Samson Ateka

CHAGER WINS MAIDEN SAFARI IN KAJIADO AS ESSA SCOOPS ARC HONORS

After years of trying Baldev Singh Chager and his partner Ravi Soni won the 2013 KCB Safari Rally title in Kajiado with a massive 10.06minutes margin over 2006 winner Azar Anwar.

But FIA African Rally Championship (ARC) registered drivers bore the full brunt of Safari rockery with only two finishers in Essa Mohammed (7th) and Jas Mangat (26th).
Casualties in the ARC category were Giancarlo Davite of Rwanda, Jassy Singh of Zambia and Kenyan Division 2 driver Jassi Chatthe of Kenya who crashed in the long 84km section which ran from Il-Bisel all the way to Parane.
The ball joint gave up on us 5km to the end of the killer 86km stage!! I must congratulate Essa as he managed to push through all his problems and get to the end.” Jassy commented.

But Chager, who didn’t score ARC points, eclipsed Azar to second place.
Tundo was the early leader after Saturday’s CS1 Jamhuri Park stage but fortunes changed as crews headed towards Kajiado territory.
Chager led the event from Leg 1B to the very last stage thus chalking up his second win of the Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) 2013 series.
In so doing, Chager becomes the first Sikh driver to achieve the coveted trophy in 37 years since legendary Joginder Singh last won Safari Rally with David Doig in 1976.

Joginder has won the Safari three times with his brother Jaswant Singh in 1965 and in 1974 and 1976 with David Doig.
Chager won the season opening Rally in Kajiado last January; a fact that makes defending champion Carl Tundo believe that there is no realistic chance of winning back the KNRC title.
Chager needs to finish third in the next three events in Mombasa, Kisumu and the prestigious Guru Nanak Rally to reclaim what has elude him since 2008.
“Championship hopes are definitely over,” offered Tundo who retired in the long Il-Bissel when his engine packed up.

Chager had his campaign effectively sewn up when Duncan retired on Saturday with gearbox gremlins and Tundo with engine failure on the last day.
“The Safari is always magical to win. We have tried to win it for many years, we’ve been leading a couple of times but we’ve always ended up having problems. This year we were leading from the second stage all the way to the end. I’m happy that everything was on my side.” said Chager.

Quentin Mitchell savored second podium on the Safari in as many years. “This is a real testimony to our team for keeping us going on one of the toughest safaris in history! I really want to thank my navigator Robin Dimbleby,” said Mitchell.

KCB SAFARI RALLY 2013

PROVISIONAL FINAL RESULTS

1.Baldev Chager /Ravi Soni (EVO9) 2:51.03
2. Azar Anwar/Julius Ngigi (EVO8) 3:01.09
3. Quentin Mitchell/Robin Dimbleby (Subaru N16) 3:02.36
4. Frank Tundo/Tash Di Cangio (EVO9) 3:06.08
5. Manvir Baryan/Drew Sturrock (Subaru N16) 3:10.56
6. Rajbir Rai/Supee Soin (EVOX) 3:13.35
7. Essa Mohammed/Greg Stead (Subaru) 3:19.45
8. Jasmeet Chana/Rohit Budhia (EVO9) 3:24.43
9. Tejvir Rai/Zahir Shah (Subaru N16) 3:29.06
10. Don Smith/Bob Kaugi (Subaru N14) 3:30.10
11. Asad Anwar/Kashif Sheikh (EVO7) 3:35.40
12. Jaswinder Chana/Ravi Chana (Toyota Celica GT4) 3:37.41
13. Anwar Pandya/Sanjeev Pandya (Subaru N16) 3:37.57
14. Steve Gacheru/Tuta Mionki (Subaru N10) 3:40.11
15. Nzioka Waita/Laban Cliff (Subaru) 3:40.5
16. Alasdair Keith/Tariq Maliq (Subaru Impreza) 3:41.43
17. Hardeep Rehsi /Jaspal Matharu (EVO9)3:43.35
18. John Nganga/George Njoroge (Subaru Impreza) 3:46.26
19. Imran Mughal/Anthony Tibo (Subaru Impreza) 3:47.48
20. Aslam Khan/Arshad Khan (Porsche 911) 3:48.53
21. Joost Zuurbier/Nehreen Ismail (Land Rover Tornado) 3:53.03
22. Issa Amwari/Job Njiru (EVO9) 3:54.30
23. Paras Pandya/Falgun Bhojak (Subaru Impreza) 3:55.36
24. Davinder Sembi /Deeps Mehangra (Subaru N16)3:58.09
25. Malcom Destro/Simon Bates (Datsun 260Z) 3:58.12
26. Jas Mangat/Gihan De Silva (EVOX) 3:58.33
27.Hardev S. Sira/Jasneil GHataure (Ford Escort Mexico) 4:02.50
28. Dennis Mwenda/Edward Njoroge (Toyota Sprinter GT) 4:03.11
29. Joe Muchiri/James Mwangi (Subaru gc8) 4:08.39
30. Izhar Mirza/Kavit Dave (EVO9) 4:12.19
31. Rajesh Maini/Thabit Khandwalla (Range Rover-Classic) 4:13.34
32. Stanley Thuo/Mwangi Waithaka (Subaru pickup) 4:14.52
33. Ramesh Vishram/Atul Kochar (Ford Escort) 4:24.13
34. Rupesh Chauhan/Atul Kochar (Range Rover-Wildcat) 4:27.27
35. Philis Wambui/Linet Ayuko (Subaru) 4:31.08
36. Joan Nesbitt/Tamara Jones (Toyota Tercel) 5:08.55

.....AND THE PODIUM FINISHERS ARE?

OVERALL:
1. Baldev Chager (EVOX)
2. Azar Anwar (EVO8)
3. Quentin Mitchell (Subaru N16)
ARC:
1. Essa Mohammed (Subaru-Zambia)
2. Jas Mangat (EVOX-UG)

SUPPLEMENTARY CLASS:
1. Jazzy Chana (Toyota Celica GT4)
2. Alasdair Keith (Subaru)
3. Aslam Khan (Porsche 911)

CLASSIC CAR CUP:
1. Aslam Khan (Porsche 911)
2. Malcom Destro (Datsun 240Z)
3. Hardev S. Sira (Ford Escort Mexico)

TWO WHEEL DRIVE
1. Dennis Mwenda (Toyota Sprinter GT4)
2. Joan Nesbit (Toyota Tercel)www.facebook.com/anwar.sidi

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Baldev Singh Chager and Ravi Soni in their Mitsubishi Evo 10 on the way to leading the 2013 KCB Safari Rally after Day 1. In the ARC the leader is Jaspreet Singh Chatte of Kenya ahead of Jassy Singh and Mohammed Essa.

KCB SAFARI RALLY KENYA – SATURDAY 6TH JULY 2013 19H30

BALDEV CHAGER TAKES AN OVERNIGHT KCB SAFARI LEAD IN KAJIADO AS JASSI CHATTHE OF KENYA LEADS ARC - BY SAMSON ATEKA

2008 Kenya National Rally champion Baldev Singh Chager inched closer to the coveted KCB Safari Rally diadem on the penultimate day after staging a clinical and well calculated run in Kajiado and its environs.

Chager who is seeking to claim a maiden Safari Rally title had his Leg 1B campaign effectively sewn up when last year’s winner Carl Tundo ran into mechanical gremlins.

For Chager, Tundo’s ill fortunes were perceived as good riddance in his (Chager’s) quest to emerge triumphant in the World's toughest rally.

Chager ended leg proceedings on a rousing note clocking 1:24.50 hours to beat Tundo by a 2minutes and 4 seconds margin.

Legendary 1994 WRC Safari Rally winner Ian Duncan was the biggest casualty of the day when he retired on CS5 end in Konza as a result of gearbox problems.

Chager who was navigated by Ravi Soni in a Mitsubishi EVO9 contraption sounded quite febrile knowing too well that tomorrow’s 84-kilometer stage could alter the leader board  of the rally altogether.

The grueling stage which is not for the faint-hearted runs around Parane.

Asked the secret of his Day 2 success, Chager who won the opening Kajiado Rally in January averred: “Safari is always laden with surprises and you never know what’s up the sleeves of your opponents. We went into Isinya stage knowing that Tundo and Ian will push really hard. This is exactly what they did, though this was least surprising given that they are among the bigwigs in the sport. Ian had a problem and Flash (Tundo) was grappling with a puncture,” said Chager.

The rockery in Kajiado claimed quite a number of cars. Rwandese crew of Giancarlo Davite and Sylvia Vindevogel- who are fighting to regain their lead in the FIA African Rally Championship (ARC)- unceremoniously kissed the Kenyan round goodbye with mechanical gremlins.

Tundo picked up a puncture on CS5 and watched in disbelief as the sump-guard of his Mitsubishi EVO9 fell off. Coming into service, Tundo was three minutes behind Chager but nonetheless fought gallantly in the last section which was CS7.

“We got a puncture and for this reason found ourselves three minutes behind. This necessitated us to stop to change the tyre. We had a clean run through the last section and took 40 seconds off Chager. We will try and do something spectacular in the 80 kilometers tomorrow.,” said Tundo.

Day two was not devoid of drama. Hapz Sagoo from Mombasa also retired 6 kilometers to the end of CS4 with a rear broken diff.

Richard Onyoni’s EVO 8 caught fire on CS5 but both the driver and navigator Ken Masoni ARE ok.

The ARC drivers didn't push the Kenyan speedsters. The leading driver in ARC was  Jassi Singh Chatthe in fourth place behind multiple Kenya Champion  Azar Anwar. 

Zambian youngster Jassy Singh  appeared to safeguard his lead in the ARC series  and kept African champion Essa Mohammed at bay. Mangat was left to rue a day full of misfortunes including an excruciating puncture om CS4  

PROVISIONAL DAY 2 RESULTS

1. Baldev Chager/Ravi Soni (EVOX) 1:24.50 2. Carl Tundo/Tim Jessop (EVO9) 1:26.54 3. Azar Anwar/Julius Ngige (EVO8) 1.29.36 4. Jaspreet Chatthe/Gugu Panesar (EVO9) 1:33.39 4= Quentin Mitchell/Robin D. (Subaru N16) 1:33.39 6. Frank Tundo/Tash Di Cangio (EVO9) 1.33.49 7. Jassy Singh/Dave Sihoka (Subaru) 1.36.52 8. Manvir Baryan (Suabru N16) 1.36.54 9. Jas Mangat/Gihan De Silva (EVOX) 1:38.41 10. Essa Mohammed/Greg Stead (Subaru) 1:39.06

 

KCB SAFARI RALLY DAY 1A – Friday 5th July 2013

TUNDO TAKES OVERNIGHT LEAD AS MANGAT, ESSA LEADS ARC - By Samson Ateka

Carl “Flash” Tundo has started his battle to retain the KCB Safari Rally on a stunning note as he took an overnight lead after the Jamhuri Park spectator stage on Friday.

Tundo stands ahead of Baldev Chager and Ian Duncan with Uganda's Jas Mangat and Zambian Essa Mohammed standing out as the best placed foreigners in fourth and fifth slots respectively.

But the difference between the top five is a mere five seconds with Tundo returning his Mitsubishi EVO9 at 1.49 minutes; two ahead of Chager and three ahead of Duncan while Mangat and Mohammed have both clocked 1.54.

The real action of the 61st edition of the Safari Rally starts Saturday morning with drivers going for each other’s jugular around Kimuka, Olepolos, Corner Baridi, Isinya, Konza and Orien regions.

Drivers had a slight feel of the competition at CS1 Jamhuri Park Stage in Nairobi. The supplementary class has Alasdair Keith at 2.02 in a Subaru Impreza heading the pack followed by South African Geoff Bell in a Datsun 240z at 2.05 minutes. Third is Mahesh Halai followed by Manik Choda and Jazzy Chana.

Chana posted the quickest stage run in the Supplementary Class at 1.59 minutes but dipped to fifth place after picking up a 10 seconds penalty for jumpstarting.

Tundo, who is the reigning KNRC champion, is seeking a fifth Safari Rally diadem.

The Nakuru- based farmer was all smiles after Day 1 action and candidly admitted that it is not going to be an easy competition given the caliber of entries.

Tundo has expressed satisfaction with the weather conditions which he says are very conducive for an ideal drive.

“I am not going to talk of my chances but the prospect of taking part in the rally is exciting. I can only envisage a tough competition though the weather is perfect,” he said at the Jamhuri Park.

Tundo, driving a Mitsubishi Evo 9 navigated by Tim Jessop, is tipped to be the man to beat in the competition that has attracted over 70 cars in both the main event and the supplementary competition.

“As you can see the field has quality and seasoned drivers, which makes the competition very tight,” said Tundo who is looking to emulate legendary Shekhar Mehtah’s five victories, the highest ever recorded by a driver.

“We are going to give it a good shot and hope to be back first on Sunday.”

Chager says he is under no pressure as he looks to consolidate his lead.

“I’m looking to enjoying myself as I compete too to ensure I remain ahead of the pack. It will be nice though winning the Safari. It’s everyone’s dream to win an event of such magnitude,” He said

While Chager is squarely targeting the local title, Zambian duo of Essa Mohammed and Jassy Singh start their battle for the African title. Mohammed who is the reigning African  champion says he is at ease and believes his title is not yet taken by Singh who is the current leader in the ARC.

“Anything can happen in this championships and I do believe I can get the points which are vital,” said Mohammed.

The rally was officially flagged off by the Deputy President William Ruto at the KICC. The DP offered government support in pushing for the competition to be included in the WRC calendar.

DAY 1 RESULTS AFTER JAMHURI PARK SPECTATOR STAGE

1. Carl Tundo (Kenya) 00:1.49mins

2. Baldev Chager (Kenya) 00:01.51

3.  Ian Duncan (Kenya) 00:01.52

4. Jas Mangat (Uganda) 00:01.54

5. Essa Mohammed (Zambia) 00:01.54

6. Jaspreet Chatthe (Kenya) 00:01.56

7. Jassy Singh (Zambia)  00:01.58

8. Raaji Bharij (Kenya) 00:01.59


Jas Mangat

 

 

Ugandans Jas Mangat (right) and Gihan de Silva hoist their trophies on the podium in Dar-es-Salaam after winning the Puma Energy Rally of Tanzania 2013. Picture By SIMON MULAMBA/ CMONCY IMAGES

OFFICIAL RESULTS PUMA ENERGY RALLY OF TANZANIA

1. Jas Mangat / Gihan De Silva (MITSUBISHI EVO X) 2:22:22
2. Gerard Miller / Peter Fox (MITSUBISHI EVOIX) 2:25:37
3. Jassy Singh / Dave Sihoka (SUBARU IMPREZA) 2:28:17
4. Gurjit Dhani / Shameer Yusuf (SUBARU IMPREZA) 2:31:55
5. Jamil Khan / Rahim Suleiman (SUBARU IMPREZA) 2:38:50
6. Jayant Shah / Ravi Chana (NISSAN 260Z) 2:57:28

TANZANIA – Dar es Salaam 15th June 2013 -----     By Abdul Sidi
PUMA ENERGY RALLY OF TANZANIA ARC Round 4 – Rally in Progress


''It has been a long day trying to pace ourselves with the rest of the drivers and especially the hot weather. Tomorrow is another long day with six stages. We will be careful and pace ourselves again,'' said Mangat.

Uganda's Jas Mangat is the leader of the Puma Energy Rally of Tanzania following a flawless performance on the opening day of the 2013 African Rally Championship yesterday.

While rest of his close rivals were suffering from misfortunes, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo10 driver kept his cool to emerge as the leader of the most familiar rounds of the ARC series with a day to go.

''It has been a long day trying to pace ourselves with the rest of the drivers and especially the hot weather. Tomorrow is another long day with six stages. We will be careful and pace ourselves again,'' said Mangat.

The Ugandan said he was happy with the car though it was his only second time in the new car. He comes to Tanzania with victory in an event Uganda few days ago.

Jassy Singh, son of the former African Champion, Muna Singh, is looking at a finish today to help him take over the lead of the ARC table where he is lying second overall.

''It would be a big thing for me to go to the top of the championship going into the Safari Rally next month. We were slowed down yesterday after encountering punctures but otherwise we can't complain of our performance,'' said the 20-year-old driver.

Mohamed Essa suffered a setback after rolling his Subaru Impreza in Stage Three of event. Though, both the drivers were fine, their rally car was not able to continue due to the damage caused after the accident.

The defending African Rally Champion was lying third in the current table before destroying his chances of closing the gap on the ARC leader, Giancarlo Davite of Rwanda.  

Davite was time barred after losing time in the Stage Two due to alternator problem. He needed to finish the rally to maintain his lead at the top of the series with three more events remaining.

Satinder Birdi, the Clerk of the Course and one of the leading rally organisers in region, said he was happy with the progress of the rally so far though there few areas that need to be improved.

''Let us see what today holds though yesterday was a great day for us as organizers. Poor Communication and network has been one of the biggest handicaps in our plans. Hope we can improve on this area,'' said Birdi.  

Kenya's Jaspreet Chatthe bowed out of the events after his Mitsubishi Lancer stopped in Stage Three with blown engine. This was his first retirement after several commendable results in his home round of the Kenya National Rally Championship.

Other casualties included Fayaz Chandu and Hetul Premji whose car suffered from damaged tie-rod-ends after an accident. Similar misfortunes also hit Car No12 of Gurpal Sandhu and Car 36 of Rajpal Dhani. Sandhu's car stalled in the stage with a damaged clutch while Dhani's is said to have damaged rear axle problem. Stage Three was the biggest claimer of rally car casualties.

Likewise, Car 34 of Rizwan Narsulla and Zuber Kara was time-barred after the crew flipped their Subaru Impreza in SS2 after failing to negotiate slow corner.

Meanwhile, those fans wishing to watch the cars in action, can visit the following stages at specific times. The opening stage will be through Sungwi ((06.48 and 09.26), Kitanga (07.01 and 09.39), Kazimzumbe (07.27 and 10.05) and  Kluvya (08.42 and10.07) respectively.

Provisional results at the end of Day 1 Saturday 15th June 2013 are:

POS Car No Name Penalty Total
1 103 Jas Mangat / Gihan De Silva 01:45:18
2 17 Gerard Miller / Peter Fox 01:47:07
3 106 Jassy Singh / Dave Sihoka 01:50:47
4 35 Gurjit Dhani / Shameer Yusuf 01:52:39 (photo)
5 38 Jamil Khan / Rahim Suleiman 01:56:11
6 26 Jayant Shah / Ravi Chana 02:12:02
7 32 Nizar Abba / Alykhan Malik 02:33:20

 

 

PUMA ENERGY ZAMBIA INTERNATIONAL RALLY – Sunday 16h00By IGNATIUS MAZEKO

AFRICAN champion Mohammed Essa of Zambia this afternoon bounced back from a poor start to the FIA African Rally Championship (ARC) 2013 season by retaining his Puma Energy Zambia International Rally title with a resounding six minutes 47 seconds second win.

Essa, who won all nine stages yesterday to lead by six minutes 29 seconds, sealed back-to-back home titles by winning three more stages today with Rwanda’s Giancarlo Davite claiming the other three stages in a Gianca Mitsubishi Evo X to take second place.  The 24-year-old Zambian, who had a broken drive shaft on his Prodrive-built Madison/Puma/iConnect Subaru Impreza N2010 R4 yesterday and a flat tyre in the first stage today, prevailed by timing 3:08:35 over three days from 17 stages stretching 228.14km.

Uganda’s Jas Mangat (Mansons Subaru N12) finished 11 minutes 18 seconds off the pace in third place and completing the top four ARC bracket was 20-year-old Zambian champion Jassy Singh who was 35 minutes five seconds slower than his compatriot in fifth place overall.Jassy, the son of 2004 and 2005 African champion Muna Singh, was averaging third fastest stage times but lost grip of the rally in stage six yesterday when he damaged the front differential and a drive shaft of his NetOne Technologies Subaru N10 and a gearbox today.

Elsewhere, crowd favourite Ken Mukosa (Pembe Subaru) recorded his best performance ever by finishing fourth overall and second in the national championship in three hours 38 minutes seven seconds much to the delight of his fans when he made the ramp finish at Rally HQ InterContinental Lusaka. Sixth and seventh position went to Dani Beaini (Poncho Subaru N12) and 18-year-old rally debutant and former motocross rider Toofail Dalal (Taj Subaru GC8) in 3:57:43 and 4:23:23 respectively. Farook Ticklay (Oriental Subaru N10) who retired yesterday after electrical problems, his younger brother Yazdaan Ticklay (Subaru GC8) on Friday and Jassy's younger brother Muna Sing jr (VW Golf 2) finished under Super Rally. Essa said he was happy with his performance while Davite's co-driver Sylvia Vindevogel dedicated her team's maiden Zambia finish in four successive attempts to all female rally competitors and enthusiasts.

Mangat, who equally did not have the smoothest of rallies, congratulated the good work or his team for making the podium and thanked the rally's organisers for staging a successful rally.

Crews have less than four weeks to prepare their machines for the fourth round, the Rally Tanzania set for June 14-16 in Dar-es-Salaam.

 


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BREAKING NEWS - Sunday 19th May 2013 - 17h05
Essa wins Zambia Int Rally:
1. Mohammed Essa 3:08:35
2. Giancarlo Davite +6:47
3. Jas Mangat +11:18
4. Mukosa +29:32
5. Jassy Singh +35:05
6. Dani +49:08
7. Toofail +1:14:48

ARC Championship provisional standings after Zambia-
Drivers - Davite 33, Jassy 30, Essa 25, Pages 25, Habig 25, Mangat 15
Navigators - Sihoka 37, Vindevogel 36, Stead 25, Pages 25, Gihan 15


PUMA ENERGY ZAMBIA INTERNATIONAL RALLY - Saturday 18th May 2013 - 18h00

By IGNATIUS MAZEKO

AFRICAN champion Mohammed Essa (Subaru Impreza N010 R4) of Zambia has taken a comfortable six minute 46 second lead in the FIA African Rally Championship (ARC) 2013 third round event, the Puma Energy Zambia International Rally.

Essa, who started the day six seconds ahead of Rwanda's Giancarlo (Mitsubishi Evo X) and Uganda's Jas Mangat (Subaru N12), thoroughly dominated the day dropping only one stage from nine stages even with a 20 second penalty for lateness from service after a breaking a front right drive shaft.

Davite maintained second place with a two second four minute cushion on Mangat on a grueling day when Penyaonse stage 10 (21.72km) was cancelled because of severe sand and six crews retired their vehicles from the rally after encountering mechanical problems.

Zambian champion Jassy Singh (Subaru N10), who suffered the most mechanical problems of the four African championship crews ending up incurring a two minute 20 second lateness penalty, is in a distance fourth place, 12 minutes 35 seconds adrift of Mangat.

In the national championship, crowd favourite Ken Mukosa (Subaru N8) is occupying the final podium position after trading positions with 18-year-old debutant Toofail Dalal (Subaru GC8) while Dani Beaini (Subaru N12) crawled back into the rally after breaking two drive shafts albeit with a six minute 50 second lateness penalty.

Another youngster Yazdaan Ticklay (Subaru GC8) also made a brave fightback to stay in the rally and is now carrying a 26 minute 50 second lateness penalty incurred from Friday when he staled on transport to the Rally HQ from the Super Special Stage in the Showgrounds.

Saturday end results

1. Mohammed Essa 1:59:09

2. Giancalo Davite +06:02

3. Jas Mangat +8:06

4. Jassy Singh +20:41

5. Ken Mukosa +24:43

6. Toofail Dalal +35:12

7. Dani Beaini +42:27

8. Yazdaan Ticklay +1:36:02

Retired

1. Noel Masadza (turbo)

2. Farook Ticklay (electrical)

3. Jamie Whyte (engine)

4. Azim Ticklay (radiator)

5. Muna Singh jr (ball joints)

6. Walter Wasamunu (engine)



PUMA ENERGY ZAMBIA INTERNATIONAL RALLY - Friday 17th May 2013 - 18h00

By IGNATIUS MAZEKO

AFRICAN champion Mohammed Essa of Zambia has opened up a six-minute overnight lead on the first day of the FIA African Rally Championship (ARC) third round, the 488.70km Puma Energy Zambia International Rally in Lusaka.
Essa was fastest on both runs on the twisty Lusaka Motor Club 1.63km Super Special Stage bringing his recently acquired Madison/Puma/iConnect Subaru Impreza N2010 R4 home four seconds quicker than Rwanda's Giancarlo Davite (Mitsubishi Evo X) on the first loop.
Essa dropped two seconds from his earlier 1:33 seconds while Davite matched his time to trade second and third positions with another African title contender Jas Mangat (Subaru N12) of Uganda who improved his time by two seconds thus both recording an identical time overall going into the rally proper tomorrow on fast and tight stages of Graham Ray Farm in Chisamba.
Jassy Singh (NetOne Technologies Subaru N10) of Zambia jostled with former African champion Jamie Whyte (Subaru N10) of Zimbabwe for fourth and fifth positions with the latter prevailing by one second on the first run before dropping a second while the Zambia gained two seconds grab.
Jassy and Davite have a chance to take over the African championship lead if they play their cards right in this rally in the absence of joint leaders Eric Pages of Ivory Coast and South Africa's Jan Habig while Essa is yearning for him first points of the season after his misfortunes during the Sasol Rally last month.
The Zambia rally that had 16 entries, lost two key local entries before the start when former national champion Paul Monge and Ashish Patel, who was narrowly piped to the domestic crown by Jassy last year, withdrew their entries after failing to fix their Subarus on time.
In the national champions race, hard-working Farook Ticklay (Subaru N10) is in the podium bracket behind Essa and Jassy and is followed by crowd favourite Ken Mukosa (Subaru N8) who stole the show for the umpteenth time as fans cheered throughout his runs before lifting him sky high before crews left the Showgrounds.
Birthday boy Dani Beaini (Subaru N12) finished eighth overall and his was followed by veteran Azim Ticklay (Toyota Land Cruiser), 18-year-old rally debutant Toofail Dalal (Subaru GC8), Noel Masadza (Mitsubishi Evo 5), Muna Singh jr (VW Golf 2) and Walter Wasamunu (Subaru GC8).
Unfortunately, youngster Yazdaan Ticklay (Subaru GC8) may have been time barred after he stalled on the road on transport between the Showgrounds and overnight Parc Ferme at Rally HQ, InterContinental Lusaka having successfully complete both his runs.

SS1A (1.63km)
1. Mohammed Essa (Subaru N2010 R4) 1:33
2. Giancarlo Davite (Evo X) +4
3. Jas Mangat (Subaru N12) +5
4. Jamie Whyte (Subaru N10) +7
5. Jassy Singh (Subaru N10) +8
6. Farook Ticklay (Subaru N10) +13
7. Noel Masadza (Evo 5) +16
8. Ken Mukosa (Subaru N8) +22
9. Azim Ticklay (Land Cruiser) +23
10.=Dani Beaini (Subaru N12) +25
11.=Yazdaan Ticklay (Subaru GC8) +25
12. Toofail Dalal (Subaru GC8) +26
13. Muna Singh jr (VW Golf 2) +27
14 Walter Wasamunu (Subaru GC8) +39

SS1A + SS1B
1. Essa 3:08
2.=Davite +6
3.=Mangat +6
4. Jassy +12
5. Whyte +13
6. Farook +26
7. Mukosa +32
8. Dani +35
9. Azim +44
10. Dalal +1:04
11. Masadza +1:29
12. Muna jr +1:45
13. Wasamunu +4:02
**Yazdaan stopped on transport between the Showgrounds and overnight Parc Ferme at Rally HQ, InterContinental Lusaka

2013 FIA African Rally Championship - List of Registered Drivers & Co-Drivers

DRIVERS

First name Surname Nationality
Giancarlo DAVITE  RWA
Jassy SINGH  ZMB
Mohamed ESSA  ZMB
Gary CHAYNES CIV
Morifere SOUMAORO  CIV
Eric PAGES  CIV
Christakis FITIDES  UGA
Jan HABIG ZAF
Jaspreet Singh CHATTHE KEN
Jas MANGAT UGA


CO-DRIVERS

First name Surname Nationality
Sylvia VINDEVOGEL  RWA 
David  SIHOKA ZMB 
Greg  STEAD ZWE 
Chantal PAGES  CIV 
Phillipe GARCIA  CIV
Eric Maxime  NZAMWITA UGA 
Grudeep Singh PANESAR KEN 
Gihan De SILVA UGA 

 

Click here to view 2013 South Africa Photo Gallery

 

Jan Habig Ford

Former South Africa rally champion Jan Habig powering his Ford Feista S2000 to win the ARC class in the Sasol Rally South Africa which finished in Nelspruit on Saturday 20th April 2013.

Jassy Singh Subaru

19 year old Jassy Singh is one of the youngest participants  in the ARC and came second in ARC.Navigated by former ARC Champion navigator David Sihoka from Zambia.

Davite Mitsubishi Evo X
Rwandan Giancarlo Davite in his new Mitsubishi Evo 10 had bad luck again when his clutch would not disengage. He finished 3rd in ARC during the Sasol Rally.

SASOL RALLY 2013 - Saturday 20th April 2013 - 15h20

Heavy rains this morning resulted in stoppage of SS12 after the 4x4 cars all passed and the S1600 2WD cars all got stuck. The 2WD cars were all given a bogey time. The SS13 and SS14 were cancelled after the Zero car got stuck. In the ARC registered drivers South African Jan Habig is leading with Zambia's Jassy Singh in second place. Drama struck Giancarlo Davite when his clutch got stuck in SS6 and coasted to a halt at the FF. Then managed to fix this and eventually continued beating the time bar by a few minutes.

Event leader Matthew Wilson lost over 3 minutes due to a failed Windscreen demister so could not see out! Mark Cronje has taken the lead and Matthew is now in second. Only one stage a small stadium stage now remains.

Positions after last big stage SS12.
1. Mark Cronje / Robin Houghton Ford 1:59:49.8
2. Matthew Wilson / Chris Patterson Ford 1:01:01.2
3. Leroy Poulter / Evilne Coetzee Toyota 2:02:16.2
4. Henk Lategan / Barry White VW Polo 2::03:32.8
5. John Gemmel / Carolyn Swan Toyota 2. 04:18.1
6. Jan Habig / Robert Paisley Ford 2:06:21.0
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17. Jassy Singh / David Sihoka Subaru 2:28:14.6
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21. Giancarlo Davite / Sylvia Vindevogel Mitsubishi 2:32:55.0

Probable ARC Points scored in South Africa:
Jan Habig (South Africa)25 points
Jassy Singh (Zambia)18 points
Giancarlo Davite (Rwanda) 15 points

BREAKING NEWS - Monday 16th April 2013
The first Kenyan drivers to register for the FIA African Rally Championship were received yesterday. Mr. Jaspreet Singh Chatthe (Driver) and Mr. Gurdeep Singh Panesar (Navigator) submitted their registration today.

REGISTERED DRIVERS FOR THE 2013 FIA AFRICAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
AS AT 15th April 2013 - Before Sasol Rally South Africa 2013


DRIVERS
Giancarlo DAVITE (Rwanda)
Jassy SINGH (Zambia)
Mohamed ESSA (Zambia)
Gary CHAYNES (Ivory Coast)
Morifere SOUMAORO (Ivory Coast)
Eric PAGES (Ivory Coast)
Christakis FITIDES (Uganda)
Jan HABIG (South Africa)
Jaspreet Singh CHATTHE (Kenya)
Jas MANGAT (Uganda)

NAVIGATORS
Sylvia VINDEVOGEL (Rwanda)
David SIHOKA (Zambia)
Greg STEAD (Zimbabwe)
Chantal PAGES (Ivory Coast)
Phillipe GARCIA (Ivory Coast)
Eric Maxime NZAMWITA (Uganda)
Grudeep Singh PANESAR (Kenya)

MORE BREAKING NEWS !!

Former South African rally champion Jan HABIG has just submitted his registration for the 2013 FIA African Rally Championship. This is great news and brings the registered drivers to 8 so far.

BREAKING NEWS!!!!
Motor Racing News has just got off the phone to South African Rally Champions Mark Cronje. He has confirmed that Matthew Wilson (son of the famous Malcolm Wilson of M-Sport) will be Mark's team mate for the FIA African Rally Championship Sasol Rally next weekend. Another famous name Chris Patterson (Petter Solberg's previous navigator) will read the pace notes for Wilson. Then to add to the big guns in the Ford stable, Team principle of the WRC M-Sport Team Mr. Malcolm Wilson himself will assume the chief engineer role for the event


Winners of the ARC Rallye Bandama Cote D’Ivoire 2013 Eric Pages and his wife Chantal Pages in their Mitsubishi Evo 10 in action on the super special stage.

All the drivers of ARC Rallye Bandama Cote D’Ivoire 2013 in a group photo at the start of the event.
All the drivers of ARC Rallye Bandama Cote D’Ivoire 2013 in a group photo at the start of the event.

Eric Pages and Chantal Pages
Eric Pages and Chantal Pages at the re-start of Leg 2 in the 2013 Rallye Bandama Cote D’ Ivoire where they finished third overall and first registered crew in the 2013 ARC. They drove a Mitsubishi Evo 10 and are now leading the Championship. Next round is the Sasol Rally South Africa on 15th – 17th April 2013.


RALLYE BANDAMA COTE D'IVOIRE - Sunday 3rd March 2013

DISAPPOINTMENT FOR GIANCARLO DAVITE AS BAKARY FANE WIN RALLY
One kilometer before the end of the last stage Gian Carlo Davite and Sylvia Vindevogel from Rwanda who were easily lading the return of the famous Rallye Bandama when the engine stopped. A bitter disappointment for this crew.
Ivorian driver  Barary Fane and Moussa Fane went on to win the event in their Subaru Impreza ahead of Kevin Ligonnet and David Israel (formerly from Rwanda) 
The first ARC registered crew were Eric Pages and Chantal Pages who score the maximum 25 points for this event. They finished third overall in their Mitsubishi Evo10.
Full results for the 6 finishers from the 17 starters are:

1. Bakary FANE / Moussa FANE (CIV) Subaru Impreza 2:17:27
2. Kevin LIGONNET / David ISRAEL (CIV) Subaru Impreza 2: 17:50
3. Eric PAGES / Chantal PAGES (CIV) Mitsubishi Evo 10  2:21:31
4. Marc MOLINIE/ Cedric MOLINIE (CIV) Mitsubishi Evo 7  2:26:27
5. Gilles PULVERIC / Didier LEBORGNE (CIV) Peugeot 207  2:26:36
6. Ali JABER / Charles ROUSSEAU (CIV)  Mitsubishi Evo8   2:27:49

REGISTERED DRIVERS FOR THE 2013 FIA AFRICAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
AS AT 15th April 2013 - Before Rally Cote D'Ivoire 2013


DRIVERS
Giancarlo DAVITE (Rwanda)
Jassy SINGH (Zambia)
Mohamed ESSA (Zambia)
Gary CHAYNES (Ivory Coast)
Morifere SOUMAORO (Ivory Coast)
Eric PAGES (Ivory Coast)
Christakis FITIDES (Uganda)
Jan HABIG (South Africa)
Jaspreet Singh CHATTHE (Kenya)

NAVIGATORS
Sylvia VINDEVOGEL (Rwanda)
David SIHOKA (Zambia)
Greg STEAD (Zimbabwe)
Chantal PAGES (Ivory Coast)
Phillipe GARCIA (Ivory Coast)
Eric Maxime NZAMWITA (Uganda)
Grudeep Singh PANESAR (Kenya)

LISTE DES ENGAGES- ENTRY LIST -ARC Round 1
RALLYE BANDAMA COTE D’IVOIRE 1/3 MARCH 2013

NATIONNALITE

 

 

 

PILOTES

COPILOTES

NAT

MARQUES

MODELES

1

SOUMAORO Moriféré

GARCIA Philippe

CIV

MITSUBISHI

EVO 9

2

JABER

Ali

ROUSSEAU

Jean Charles

CIV

MITSUBISHI

EVO 8

3

DAVITE GIANCARLO

VINDEVOGEL SYLVIA

IT

MITSUBISHI

EVO 10

4

CHAYNES Gary

COMAS Romain

CIV

MITSUBISHI

EVO 9

5

LIGONNET Kévin

David ISRAEL

CIV

MITSUBISHI

EVO 6

6

PULVERIC Gilles

LEBORGNE Didier

CIV

PEUGEOT

207 RC

7

FANE

Bakary

FANE

Moussa

CIV

SUBARU

IMPREZA

8

MOLINIE Marc

MOLINIE Cédric

CIV

MITSUBISHI

EVO 7

9

BOTTARI

Cyril

LE PARLOUËR

Nicolas

CIV

SUBARU

IMPREZA

10

BROSSIER Pascal

KESSELI Vanessa

CIV

MITSUBISHI

EVO 9

11

PAGES

Eric

PAGES

Chantal

CIV

MITSUBISHI

EVO 10

12

JACQUELIN Luc

JACQUELIN Virginie

CIV

MITSUBISHI

EVO 6

14

ABONDIO Maxime

RICHARD

Jean-Claude

CIV

TOYOTA

COROLLA

15

FARHAT William

FARHAT Andréa

CIV

NISSAN

PULSAR

16

ARTAULT Pierrick

VIDAL Alexandra

CIV

MITSUBISHI

EVO 5

17

NOBOU Frédéric

KOUADIO KAN Jésus

CIV

TOYOTA

COROLLA

18

 

FANE Abdoulaye

FANE Mamadou

CIV

PEUGEOT

205 GTI

2013 FIA AFRICAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2013 FIA African Rally Championship has been announced and the calendar is as follows:
01– 03 March 2013                           Rally Bandama Cote D’Ivoire
18 – 20 April 2013                             Sasol Rally South Africa
17 – 19 May 2013                             Zambia International Rally
14 – 16 June 2013                             Tanzania Rally
05 – 07 July 2013                              KCB Safari Rally Kenya
16 – 18 August 2013                        Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally
20 – 22 September 2013                Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally
01 – 03 November 2013                 International Madagascar Rally

The regulations for the 2013 ARC have also been changed as follows:

1. Registration of drivers and co-drivers to compete in the championship has been re-introduced so all competitors who wish to score points must register. Registration forms can be found on the website www.africanrallychampionship.com  

2. Application for the extension of homologation of many expired models of cars has been applied to the FIA and has been approved. Details are on www.fia.com

For the first round the organizers have an offer to rent a rally car from Belgium. Details are below.

ARC Secretariat
CACMS

From: Alain Ambrosino -
Sent: Wednesday, 02 January, 2013 8:56 PM

Subject:
Rental of a Rally Car for Rallye Côte d'Ivoire Bandama 2013

Dear Sir,

First of all, we want to wish you happiness and health for the new year 2013

For the 39th Rally Côte d'Ivoire Bandama 2013 counting for African Rally Championship 2013 on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd March 2013, Colsoul Rallysport Mitsubishi offers to rent, rally cars, on the following conditions. If some of your drivers are interested, they can contact us and we will connect with the team

PROPOSITION from Colsoul Rallysport Belgium

Mitsubishi Evo 10 N
Rental rate: 12.500 Euro

Included in the price:
- rental car
- transport the car to Europe / Abidjan/Europe
+ airfare mechanics and managers

Not included :
- tyres
- fuel
- insurance deductible (10% of the insured value = 6500 Euro). This is the maximum amount payable by the driver in case of accident. This amount should be given bail before using the car.
- mechanic's accommodations and hotel

Regards,
Alain Ambrosino


gala india

2011 ARC Rally Champions Conrad Rautenbach and Nicolas Klinger receiving their awards at the FIA Prizegiving Gala held in New Dehli India on 9th December 2011.



After Round 8 - Madagascar Rally
Position Drivers Pts
1.Gary CHAYNES (CIV)
119
2.Mohamed ESSA (ZMB)
118
3.Jaspreet CHATTHE (KE)
58
4.Giancarlo DAVITE (RW)
39
5.Morifere SOUMORO (CI)
18
6.Abdu SEMPEBWA (UGA)
18
Complete List
Position Co-Drivers  Pts
1.Romain COMAS (CIV)
119
2.Gareth DAWE (ZMB)
118
3.David SIHOKA (ZMB
58
4.Sylvia VINDEVOGEL (RW) 39
5.Phillip GARCIA (CIV)
18
6.Francis WAMALA (UGA)
18
7.
 
Complete List

Position Manufacturers Pts
1. Subaru
176
2. Mitsubishi
147
3.



 
 
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