Chager Leads

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Flying Singh Baldev Chager navigated by Ravi Soni on his very first outing on his R4  Mitsubishi Evolution 10 has taken the overnight lead of the 64th KCB Safari Rally after clearing the  2.2km Jamhuri Park opening stage in 1:48minutes.
Chager however went to bed with a slim1 second lead from his Kabras Sugar Racing teammate Onkar Singh Rai who also returned his new R4 Evolution 10 in 1.49 minutes.
Last year's Safari Rally winner Jaspreet Chatthe and Carl Tundo in a Group N Evolution 10 settled for joint third after clocking 1.50minutes.
Ian Duncan, Tapio Laukkanen and Rajbir Rai are lying joint fifth on 1:51.
Hundreds of fans who turned up at Jamhuri Park for the super special were treated to some exhilarating displays of racing artistry with organizers running a twin track format.
Day 2 restarts at Elementaita Lodge tomorrow 8am with drivers tackling 6 stages around Naivasha region.
Earlier, Sports cabinet secretary Dr Hassan Wario urged Kenya Motor Sport Federation not to relent on its effort to restore the Safari Rally its lost world status.
The Safari which attracted world-famous rally drivers to Kenya was dropped from the World Rally Championship in 2002 when Kenya failed to meet FIA  organizational requirements.
Wario confirmed that the government will continue supporting KMSF in its endeavors to ensure the event regains its rightful place in the global series. 
Wario was speaking during the flag off ceremony of the KCB Safari Rally which will culminate on Sunday after traversing the Elementaita region.
The Minister urged KMSF under the newly elected Chairman Phineas Kimathi who is a former outstanding Safari ace , to continue pushing for the reinstatement of the iconic rally back to the FIA WRC calendar by maintaining safety of competitors and spectators.
"The Safari Rally in Kenya remains a key promoter of sports tourism. Many foreign teams have on numerous occasions graced the eight leg Kenya National Rally Championship. Promotion of sports tourism can be exemplified here by good organization and influx of state of the art machinery. We can ascend to higher heights if we enhance safety measures by taking our events to private farm stages," said Wario.

Day 1 Leader board

1. Baldev Chager/Ravi Soni (EVOX) 1.48mins
2. Onkar Rai/Gareth Dawe (EVOX)1:49
3=Jassi Chatthe/Gugu Panesar   (EVOX)1:50
3= Flash Tundo/Tim Jessop   (EVOX)1:50
5=Tapio Laukkanen/Pasi Torma (Subaru R4)1:51
5= Ian Duncan/Amaar Slatch  (EVOX) 1:51
5=Rajbir Rai/Greg Sted(Ford Fiesta R5) 1:51
8. Izhar Mirza (EVOX) 1:52
9. Issa Amwari /E.Njoroge (EVOX)1:53
10. Imran Mogul/Adnan Din (Subaru N10) 1:54

Tomorrow's Day 2 Programmer
8:00: PARC Farme out-Elemntaita
Service B-20 minutes
8:30: CS2: Otut Gate 1-Elementaita 1 (37.06km)
9:18: CS3 :Soysambu Game-Lake End (48.83km)
Service C Elementaita Lodge
10:21: Lodge Spectator Stage (3km)
12:18: 30: CS5: Otut Gate 2-Elementaita 2 (37.06km)
1:06: CS7 :Soysambu Game-Lake End (48.83km)
2:09:  CS8: Lodge Spectator Stage (2km)
2:57: PARC Farme In-Elementaita

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