The first round of 2018 KNRC saw stiff competition between Onkar Rai, Ian Duncan, Baldev Chager and Manvir Baryan as the battle for championship began.
Onkar Rai emerged victorious during the Nakuru outing ahead of Baldev Chager while six times Champion Ian Duncan finished 3rd.
Manvir Baryan was fourth navigated by Drew Sturrock in a Skoda Fabia while Carl Tundo managed a 5th position clocking 01:35:27:6 Onkar clocked 1:28:04.3 while Baldev Chager clocked 1:28:20.7 during the glorious outing.
The rally was flagged off at Nakuru Athletic Club by Nakuru Governor H.E Lee Kinyanjui flanked by KCB Head of Customer Experience Mr Job Njiru.
KCB Head of Customer Experience Mr Job Njiru said the bank is committed to supporting motorsports in the country and says that he looks forward to the season ahead.
“The novelty of our sports sponsorship has seen us invest over sh 500 Million in the Kenya National Rally Championship over the years and undoubtedly, it’s one of great sports investment in history of motorsport in the country and as KCB we are proud of this journey”, said Job..
KCB Bank has injected Sh20 Million in supporting Motorsport this year. The bank will retain recognition as title sponsor to the Autocross championship of 10 events and a co- sponsor to the 2018 KNRC 7 events.
Karan Patel was first off the ramp followed by Ian Duncan and Jaspreet Chatthe who went off third. The drivers covered 367km with a competitive distance of 150km
Onkar Rai shake hands with the Nakuru county governor Hon. Lee Kinyanjui moments before he was flagged off for the Kenya national rally championship at the Nakuru athletics club.