The 38th edition of Guru Nanak Rally was officially flagged off on Sunday 1st October 2017at 6:30am by Nakuru County Governor H.E Lee Kinyanjui.
35 drivers will compete for top honours in the splashes of mud and dust in the vast Nakuru County, traversing Soysambu Farm and Aberdare Hills.
Speaking during the ceremony, Hon Lee noted that Motorsport has thrived over years owing to long term sponsorship by KCB group . He also lauded the Sikh Union officials for well organised rallies.
“We welcome everyone to Nakuru County during this year’s Guru Nanak Rally showdown, we wish the competitors a great outing today. It has been 14 years of KCB remakable sponsorship”, said Lee.
Manvir Baryan was first off the ramp navigated by Drew Sturrock in Skoda Fabia followed by Carl Tundo navigated by Tim Jessop. Onkai Rai was 3rd off the ramp while Finland’s ace Tapio Laukannen in a Subaru Impreza.
The event has attracted dozens of Evo 10’s , 2 Skoda Fabias , 2 Ford Escorts and 5 Subaru Imprezas.
2wd Class has attracted Sammy Nyorri in a Toyota RunX, Leornardo Varese, Sam Karangatha and Charles Hinga who makes a return to the famous rallyjng scene.
KCB Head of Customer Experience Mr Job Njiru who doubles up as a KNRC navigator will be partnering with Issa Amwari in a Evo X
“We have a clear game plan to save maximum time especially at Aberdarestage and hopefully a top ten “, said Job.
The all female crew of Natasha Tundo and Chantal Young will be aiming for a good outing as Tuta Mionki navigated Erick Bengi in Subaru N10.
The drivers will cover six stages before the prize giving ceremony later at Buffalo Mall.
KCB Naivasha Branch Manager Alex Mutemi will officiate the closing ceremony flanked by Sikh Union officials.