Kenya rally champion Baldev Chager is among 48 drivers enlisted for the second round of the KCB National Autocross Championship which gets underway at Kasarani’s WRC Safari Rally racetrack tomorrow.
Chager, who led the 2020 Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) log prior to Covid-19 restrictions, has been listed in the Open Class category alongside series leader Kirit Rajput, Asad Khan “Kalulu”, Hamza Anwar and lady motocross star Maxime Wahome.
Anish Chouhan has also signed up for the Open Class which will no doubt be the race attraction tomorrow.
Chager is using the circuit race to gear up for the season-opening KCB Nakuru Rally which will start and end at the expansive Soysambu ranch on February 20.
Chager, who is a member of the three-car Kabras Sugar Racing outfit, also disclosed his KNRC preparations: “The cars (Kabras) have been ready for a while now and we are planning a test session this weekend to get back in the driving seat and to shake down the cars.
So we are just eager to get behind the wheel and see how rusty we may have become over the COVID period. I am sure a few kms and we should be ready to go.”
The first round of the KCB Bank sponsored Autocross series at The Waterfront Karen attracted a bumper entry of 42.
Tomorrow’s race will feature 48 drivers all eager to race after the long Covid layoff last season.
Also in the Autocross mix is KNRC Premier Class driver Eric Bengi who participated in the opening round at The Waterfront Karen last month.
Bengi has been entered in 4WD Turbo Class alongside defending champion Sahib Omar of Ray Racing