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‘Flying Sikh’ rules: Chager retains the KNRC as Duncan wins Guru Nanak

Retirement casualties included the two Proton S2000s of Tundo and Alastair Cavenagh while others were Hussein Malik and Jassi Chatthe, who quit on competitive Stage Six


IAN Duncan won the season-ender Guru Nanak Rally in Naivasha on Sunday but Baldev Chager, despite retiring in the event, retained the Kenya National Rally Championship [KNRC] title.

The only person who would have stopped Chager from retaining the championship was Carl “Flash” Tundo but who also retired early — in competitive Stage Two.

He’s a winner … Baldev ‘Boldy’ Chager

He’s a winner … Baldev ‘Boldy’ Chager

Duncan and navigator Amaar Slatch in a Nissan Patrol beat Rajbir Rai (Mitsubishi EVOX’s) by just two seconds to register his first top podium spot in the season.

Chager had the championship sewn up in the early morning loop when Tundo was forced out by fuel problems.

Chager himself later retired on the transport section when motoring towards the repeat run of “Sleeping Warrior” stage. The car was misfiring.

Ahead

It was not the best way to wrap-up the season but the reigning champion’s 360 points still kept him ahead of Tundo who could not increase on his 326.

Retirement casualties included the two Proton S2000s of Tundo and Alastair Cavenagh while others were Hussein Malik and Jassi Chatthe, who quit on competitive Stage Six.

Group ‘S’

Manvir Baryan finished the rally third, followed by Raaji Bhajir (4th) and Karan Patel (5th). Patel also won the KNRC Division Three and S Class championships.

Leonardo Varese re-captured the Two-Wheel-Drive championship despite Dennis Mwenda winning the Guru Nanak event.

2014 (35TH) KCB GURU NANAK RALLY:
Provisional final results:

1 Ian Duncan – (Nissan Patrol) 1:47.12
2 Rajbir Rai – (EVOX) 1:47.14
3 Manvir Baryan – (Subaru) 1:53.33
4 Raaji Singh Bharij – (EVO9) 1:54.42
5 Karan Patel – (Subaru GC8) 1:55.50
6 Onkar Singh Rai – (EVO9) 1:56.17
7 Azar Anwar – (EVO8) 1:57.35
8 Steve Gacheru – (Subaru N10) 2:01.47
9 Jasmeet Chana – (EVOX) 2:02.09
10 Imran Mogul – (Subaru N10) 2:02.55
11 Eric Bengi – (Toyota RunX) 2:05.09
12 Alasdair Keith – (Subaru GC8) 2:05.25
13 Steve Mwangi – (Subaru N10) 2:06.40
14 Ronak Shah – (Subaru N12) 2:10.23
15 Ranjeet Sehmi – (Ford Escort MK1) 2:12.06
16 Tejvir Rai – (EVOX) 2:12.19.
17 Rob Hellier – (Datsun 160J) 2:13.24
18 Murage Waigwa – (GC8) 2:15.40
19 Don Smith – (Subaru) 2:15.44
20 Dennis Mwenda – (Toyota Sprinter GT) 2:17.12
21 Nadeem Kana – 2:22.43
22 Rajesh Maini – (Ford) 2:24.37
23 Alex Lairangi – (VW MK2) 2:28.37
24 Rashid Kabi – (Subaru) 2:28.43
25 Adin Haq – (R. R. Ebowler) 2:33.38
26 Leo Varese – (Toyota Corolla RSI) 2:33.44
27 Rashminder Bhamra – (Nissan Patrol) 2; 36.24
28 Imran Khan – 2:41.45
29 Sammy Nyori – 2:42.27
30 Alykhan Malik – (Subaru) 2:43.31
31 Mikey Hughes – (Range Rover) 2:46.20
32 Nishal Shah – (VW Golf GTI) 3:04.59

– Additional reporting by KMSF