CLUBMAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 ROUND 2 PHOTO GALLERY

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Jaspreet Singh Chatthe led
from start to finish to win
the Kisumu CRC Rally in
Chemelil on Sunday.
Navigated by Keith Henrie,
Chatthe earned his second
victory of the season in the
Clubman series of events
Equator Motor Club (EMC) is
staging.
This was a good rehearsal
for the forthcoming KCB
Kisumu Rally which marked
the sixth leg of the EMC-
organised Kenya National
Rally Championship on
August 30 to September 1.
Pavit Kenth was second in
a career best finish while
Kisumu’s Jitu Dhokia sealed
the podium dash.
Chatthe said: “It was a
good rally and well
organised. It felt great to
be back in the EVO after
the crash in Safari.
“I was happy with the pace
besides sitting with a new
navigator (Henrie) as Gugu
(Panesar) is still
recovering. Winning on
home ground is simply
sweet,” he added.
Kenth, on the other hand,
said: “We really enjoyed
the stages. We had a very
good first loop;
unfortunately we damaged
our rear shocks and sump
and were forced to limp
through the remaining
stages. I feel we did the
best we could and there
are definitely big things to
come.”
Jointly fourth were Sham
Wason of Nakuru in a
Subaru Pick-up and
Nairobi-based Hussein
Malik in a Subaru gc8.
“We got a puncture in CS3
and had to complete the
last 7kms with the flat and
a burst shock – but we are
glad to have finished,” said
Malik.
Sham Wason said it felt
good finishing fourth after
a two and a half year break
in rallying and driving a
20-year-old car.
“We ran on three cylinders
in the first loop and I was
happy to finish,” he said.
The rally claimed a number
of cars, including the EVO7
of Asad Anwar, Raju Sagoo
and Ronak Shah. Also out
were Bhui siblings Dilraj
and Savraj Bhui. Amira
Headgalzand Tuta Mionki
finished eighth.
Sagoo had a good run in
his debut despite his
subsequent exit.
“It was exciting being our
first time, with a new car,
new navigator, new driver
and new team. We went out
after cs4 with a bent
shock,” said Sagoo.
Sagoo’s navigator, Sameer
Pandya, said: “The CRC
was a great experience
being our first competitive
event after years of
anticipation, we started off
with a few hitches but
slowly adapted to push on.
Unfortunately, shock
absorber problems forced
us to retire after a
gruelling but fascinating
four stages. I have to
commend Sagoo for a great
rally debut.”


















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CRC SAFARI RALLY 2013 ROUND 2 HEADS TO KISUMU AND CHEMILIL THIS WEEKEND. Map Itienary and Entry List

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All fun head to kisumu and chemelil this weekend on sunday for the 2nd Round of Clubman’s Rally Championship,highlights of the kind of action to expect;
=>Dilraj Bhui will be driving his subaru buggy as he’l be on homeground
=>Asad Anwar(Master OF
Super Specials) Returns
To Kisumu For The CRC
Rally In An Ex-Charles
Hinga EVO7
=>Riyaz Ismail To Navigate Ronak Shah
=>Amira Headgalz Consisting Of Hellen Shiri and Tuta Mionki are in the race
=>Version 6 Hussein Malik and Steve Njenga are back in action to maintain their S-group Title

ENTRY LIST: KISUMU CRC
RALLY
1) JASSI CHATTHE / TBA –
MITSUBISHI
2) RONAK SHAH / TBA –
TOYOTA GT4
3) JITENDRA “JITU”
DHOKIA / BHAVIN PATEL –
SUBARU N10
4) PITU BRAR / JASMEET
KHAIRA – SUBARU GC8
5) DILRAJ BHUI / SAVRAJ
BHUI – SUBARU GC8
6) DILRAJ CHATTHE /
JASNEEL GHATAURA –
SUBARU BUGGY
NAIROBI:
7) PAVIT KENTH / KABIR
KALSI – SUBARU LEGACY
ASAD ANWAR / KASHIF
SHEIKH – MITSUBISHI EVO
7
9) HUSSEIN MALIK / STEVEN
NJENGA – SUBARU GC8
10) HELEN SHIRI / TUTA
MIONKI – SUBARU GC8
11) CHARAN THETHY / TBA
– DAEWOO CIELO
12) SARIT SHAH / SAGAR
DHODIA – VW GOLF GTI
NAKURU:
13) SHAM WASON / VINAY
SHAH – SUBARU LEGACY P/UP
14) SUDHIR WASON / RISHI
WASON – SUBARU LEONE RX
TURBO
KERICHO:
15) RAJU SAGOO / SAMEER
PANDYA – TOYOTA CERES

FC BARCELONA’S COACH TITO VILLANOVA RESIGNS DUE TO HEALTH REASONS

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Barcelona’s coach Tito
Vilanova has stepped down
after suffering a further
relapse of throat cancer.
Tests detected that the
disease that was first
diagnosed in November
2011 required a course of
treatment that has forced
Vilanova to step down, the
club’s president Sandro
Rosell explained. Barcelona
cancelled a planned trip to
Poland for a pre-season
friendly.
Barcelona expect to
announce the new manager
in the coming days. Until
then, the first team will be
run by the assistant coach
Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia
“Rubí”, who only joined the
club from second division
Girona in the summer. But
the new permanent
manager will not be an in-
house appointment.
Rosell appeared before the
media alongside the
sporting director Andoni
Zubizarreta on Friday night.
Vilanova was not present
but the press conference
was attended by coaching
staff from all levels at the
club and those first-team
players who have returned
for pre-season training in
Barcelona, including Leo
Messi and the captain
Carles Puyol. All were
ashen-faced. There were
no questions and Rosell
spoke for just three
minutes.
“Following routine tests, it
was decided that he would
follow a course of treatment
to continue to control his
illness that is incompatible
with fulfilling his role as
coach of the first team,”
Rosell said. The club’s
president described the
news as a “terrible blow”
and asked for
understanding “for people
first, before the club”. He
added: “We will present the
new coach in the next few
days, hopefully by early
next week.”
Vilanova, 44, missed two
months of last season after
travelling to New York for
treatment on a relapse of
his cancer. In his absence,
the team was coached by
the assistant Jordi Roura.
Although Vilanova returned
for the denouement of the
season, which ended with a
title success and Champions
League elimination at the
semi-final stage, Barcelona
held concerns over his
medium- and long-term
health. Vilanova remained
determined to continue but
a further worsening of his
condition appears to have
made that impossible.
Vilanova first had a tumour
removed from his parotid
gland in November 2011
and underwent radio
therapy and chemotherapy.
He returned to work after
just 18 days and at the end
of the 2011-12 season he
was given the first-team
manager’s job. The news of
his relapse broke on 19
December last year,
following a routine check-
up carried out at the Vall
d’Hebrón hospital in
Barcelona on the previous
day. Cruelly, that was the
very day that defender Eric
Abidal, who had suffered
liver cancer, finally
rejoined his team-mates in
training.
The coach underwent
surgical intervention and
although he momentarily
returned to work in early
January, he flew out to New
York for two months on 21
January. Barcelona
remained adamant that
Vilanova would remain their
coach for as long as he
wished to continue and
resisted some calls to hire
a permanent replacement.
Barcelona won the league
title, equalling Real Madrid’s
record by reaching one
hundred points. The title
was widely referred to as
“the league of Tito and
Eric”.

TOP KENYAN DRIVERS TO BATTLE OUT WITH TOP AFRICAN DRIVERS AT THE V POWER PEARL OF AFRICA RALLY 2013 IN UGANDA AND THE FINAL ENTRY LIST

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V-POWER PEARL OF AFRICA
UGANDA RALLY 2013.
FINAL ENTRY LIST
Number of Entries – 48
Number of Nations
represented 6
Kenya 20 Participants
Zambia 3 Participants
Zimbabwe 1 Participant
France 2 Participants
Uganda(host nation) 66
participants
EAU Jas MANGAT/Gihan DE
SILVA Mitsubishi Lancer
EVO 10 Car No.1
EAU Christakis FITIDIS/Eric
NZAMWITA Subaru Impreza
Car No.4
EAU Satvinder SAINI/
Joseph KAMYA Subaru
Impreza Car No.24
EAU Dr. Ashraf AHMED/Peter
STONE Subaru Impreza Car
No.21
EAU John CONSTA/Musa
NSUBUGA Subaru Impreza
Car No.8
RW Giancarlo DAVITE/Sylvia
VINDEVOGEL Mitsubishi
Lancer EVO 10 Car No.101
EAK Carl TUNDO/Tim JESSOP
Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 9 Car
No.107
EAK Frank TUNDO/Natasha
DI CANGIO Mitsubishi Lancer
EVO 9 Car No.108
EAK Ian DUNCAN/Amaar
SLATCH Ford Capri Car
No.106
EAK Peter HORSEY/Bella
ERSKINE Datsun Pickup Car
No.109
Z/ZW Mohammed ESSA/Greg
STEAD Subaru Impreza Car
No.102
EAU Leila BLICK/Mildred
KIBUUKA Mitsubishi Lancer
EVO 5 Car No.51
Z Jassy SINGH/Dave
SIHOKA Subaru Impreza Car
No.104
EAU Ronald SEBUGUZI/
Cedric BUZABO Mitsubishi
Lancer EVO 9 Car No.2
EAU Ismail ORTEGA/Jude
LUBEGA Toyota Corolla
RUNX Car No.31
FR Eric PAGES/Chantal
PAGES Subaru Impreza Car
No.103
EAU Wycliff BUKENYA/Frank
SERUGO Mitsubishi Lancer
EVO 9 Car No.11
EAU Abdu SEMPEBWA/Frank
WAMALA Subaru Impreza
Car No.19
EAU Geoffrey KIYAGA/Tadeo
MPANGA Subaru Impreza
Car No.52
EAK Helen SHIRI/Tuta
MIONKI Subaru Impreza
Car No.110
EAU Patrick KIWEWA/Samuel
MUGISHA Toyota RunX Car
No.82
EAU Arthur BLICK/Unisan
BAKUNDA Mitsubishi Lancer
EVO 8 Car No.22
EAU Farouk KIRUNDA/Ritah
NAKIGOZI Subaru Impreza
Car No.83
EAU Patrick
SEBAMBULIDDE/
Rahma
MOHAMMED Subaru Impreza
Car No.17
EAK Dennis MWENDA/
Edward NJOROGE Toyota
Sprinter GT Car No.111
EAK John NGANGA/George
NJOROGE Subaru Impreza
Car No.112
EAK Ben MUCHEMI/Evans
MWENDA Mitsubishi Lancer
EVO 9 Car No.113
EAU WOI Ismail LULE/A N
OTHER VW Golf Car No.23
EAU Abdul KATEETE/
Jefferson KATENDE Subaru
Impreza Car No.36
EAU Samuel WATENDWA/
Issa SEKYONDWA Toyota
Celica Car No.47
EAU Fred WAMPAMBA/Enoch
OLINGA Subaru Impreza Car
No.15
RW Elefterios MITRAROS/
Paolo PAGANIN Subaru
Impreza Car No.114
EAU Shafique SEMUJJU/
Hussein MUKUYE Subaru
Impreza Car No.10
EAU Farouk SENTONGO/Pius
LUGGYA Subaru Impreza Car
No.30
EAU Mark Leo KITAKA/Peter
BANURA Subaru Impreza
Car No.87
EAU Jonas KANSIIME/
Joseph BONGOLE Subaru
Impreza Car No.14
EAK Minesh RATHOD/Norris
ONGALO Subaru Impreza
Car No.115
EAK Samuel NYORRI/Dennis
MWENDA Toyota Vitz Car
No.116
EAU Susan MUWONGE/
Edmond KYEYUNE Subaru
Impreza Car No.3
EAU Ponsiano LWAKATAKA/
George SEMAKULA Subaru
Impreza Car No.32
EAU Edson MUNGYEREZA/
Ernest MUSIIME Subaru
Impreza Car No.7
EAU
EAU Jaffer KAMYA/A N Other
Subaru Impreza Car No.86
EAU Patrick MUGISHA/A N
Other Mitsubishi Lancer EVO
8 Car No.81
EAU Peter KALULE/A N Other
Subaru Impreza Car No.28
EAU Philip KING/Aron
NSAMBA Subaru Impreza
Car No.75
EAU Gilberto BALONDEMU/A
N Other Toyota Levin Car
No.38
EAU Abas BUKENYA/Ali
KATUMBA Subaru Impreza
Car No.54
EAU Musa MULIIKA/Uarban
MULINDWA Subaru Impreza
Car No.34
Cars:
Mitsubishi Evos – 10
Subaru Imprezas – 29
Toyotas All – 6
Others – 3

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KENYA’S SAFARI RALLY PROVES IT’S WORTH IT TO BE RANKED IN WRC

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Kenya’s Safari rally
proved yet again it stands
out as one of the toughest
rallies with over 10 drivers
failing to complete.
However, that alone will not
warrant its return to the
World Rally Championships,
a decade after it was
ejected over security and
lack of funds.
But that has not dashed
hopes of local drivers as
they seek to improve its
competitive edge and
safety precautions as the
premier event in the
continent.
“I was keen to win the
rally. It is one of the
toughest, run on gravel,
just like the World Rally
Championships. But Africa is
not involved in the 13-tier
event and Safari rally will
easily make that cut should
the Federation of
International Automobile
(FIA) consider it,” said
Surinder Thatthi, a local
FIA official.
The WRC series currently
consists of 13 three-day
events driven on surfaces
ranging from gravel and
tarmac to snow and ice.
Baldev Singh Chager and
his partner Ravi Soni won
this year’s Safari Rally title
with a massive 10.06
minutes margin over 2006
winner Azar Anwar.
But the real battle was
over the Africa Rally
Championships points in
which the Safari rally is
among the eight events
drivers in the continent
compete in.
The African Rally
Championship drivers bore
the full brunt of Safari
rockery with only two
finishers in Essa Mohammed
(seventh) and Jas Mangat,
who came in number 26.
Casualties in the ARC
category were Giancarlo
Davite of Rwanda, Jassy
Singh of Zambia and Kenyas
Jassi Chatthe all crashing
out in the long 84km section
which ran from Il-Bisel all
the way to Parane.
This meant that Jas Mangat
and Gihan De Silva from
Uganda were crowned the
new FIA African Rally
Champions (ARC) 2013
leaders with their second
place ARC finish in Kenya.
They had won Puma Energy
Rally of Tanzania last
month and will return to
Kampala for the Pearl of
Africa Uganda Rally in
August. The Safari rally
was fifth in the series.
With three more in Rwanda,
Madagascar and Uganda
remaining, Mangat who is
racing on a Kenyan
competition licence has 58
points followed by African
champion Mohamed Essa of
Zambia on 50 while
youngster Jassy Singh has
48.
Mangat took over the lead
from Jassy, who is son of
ARC 2004 and 2005
champion Muna Singh. Muna
was incidentally the FIA
Steward at the Safari this
time round.
Africa Rally Championships
standings
1. Jas MANGAT (Uganda) 58
2. Mohamed ESSA
(Zimbabwe) 50
3. Jassy SINGH (Zimbabwe)
48
4. Giancarlo DAVITE
(Rwanda) 33
5. Eric PAGES (Ivory Coast)
25
6. Jan HABIG (South Africa)
25

BALDEV CHAGER “FLYING SINGH” WINS THE 61st KCB SAFARI RALLY 2013 NAVIGATED BY RAVI SONI

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Chager who
switched to the
more reliable
Mitsubishi
Evolution 10 early
this year, managed
to win the coveted
title with a massive
10.06 minute
margin over
veteran and
former champion
Azar Anwar.

The win saw him
beat the seasoned
Anwar to second
place while Quentin
Mitchell sealed the
podium dash.
Chager led the
event from the
second day to the
very last stage
becoming the first
Sikh driver to
achieve the feat in
37 years since the
legendary Joginder
Singh Bachu last
won it with David
Doig.
Joginder has won
the Safari three
times with his
brother Jaswant
Singh in 1965 and
1974 and 1976 with
David Doig.
Chager’s calm and
assured march to
last service at AIC
Olekajuado Girls
School along the
Namanga Highway
belied the
excitement that
was bubbling
underneath and it
exploded in a solid
stream of joy when
he drove into his
designated service
area.
He won the season
opening rally in
Kajiado last
January, and
following his
biggest career win,
Chager has served
notice to defending
Kenya National
Rally Championship
(KNRC) titleholder,
Carl Tundo making
him believe that
there will be no
realistic chance of
winning back the
title.
A Safari win counts
as 160 points on
the board, double
the tally of 80
awarded in the
other rounds of
the KNRC since the
pristine event is
part of the Africa
Rally
Championships
roster with a push
to re-instate it to
the World Rally
Championship
calender after it
was stripped off in
2003 adding to its
majesty.
Chager needs to
finish third in the
next three events
in Mombasa,
KIsumu and the
prestigious Guru
Nanak Rally which
is associated with
Sikhism to round
off the domestic
crown for the first
time since he won it
in 2008 when he
was a devout
disciple of the
Subaru make.
“Championship
hopes are
definitely over,”
said Tundo who
retired in the long
84 kilometer stage
running from Il-
Biseel all the way
to Parane as he
watched his heir
apparent sweep to
the top honours on
the sidelines.
Chager had his
campaign
effectively sewn up
when 1994 Safari
Rally winner, Ian
Duncan, he of the
‘Flying Sausage’
fame retired on
Saturday with
turbo problems and
Tundo following
with engine failure
on the final 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.” The
ecstatic freshly
coined King of the
Safari enthused.
His sentimental win
applied the icing on
the event that was
three days of high
octane action. For
the second time in
his domestic
rallying career,
Onka Rai saw the
world upside down
after rolling while it
was second time
unlucky for Richard
Onyoni, who
returned to the
sport after a four
year sabattical,
after his car burst
into flames
although he and
his pace notes
reader escaped
unscathed.

Mitchell savoured a
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,
Geoff Jones, Colin
Schreiber, family,
and the entire QMR
Team,” said the
rising young
driver.
Provisional Final:
1. Baldev Chager
2:51.03
2. Azar Anwar
3:01.09
3. Quentin Mitchell
3:20.36
4. Frank Tundo
3:06.08
5. Manvir S. Baryan
3:10.56
6. Rajbir Rai
3:13.35
7. Essa M. 3:19.45
8. Jasmeet Chana
3:24.43
9. Tejvir Rai
3:29.06
10. Don Smith
3:30.10
11. Jaswinder
Chana 3:37.41
12. Anwar Pandya
3:37.57
13. Steve Gacheru
3:40.11
14. Nzioka Waita
3:40.50
15. Hardeep Rehsi
3:43.35
16. Jas Mangat
3.58.33