Eldoret to host KNRC third round on Saturday

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Jonathan Somen in addition to Richard Hechle in a past action. they have signed up for Eldoret Rally. PHOTO/courtesy

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 9 – The ‘Home of Champions’ is actually synonymous with celebrated Kenyan middle in addition to long-distance runners, although This kind of weekend that will will be a different ball game all together.

The hills around Uasin Gishu in addition to Elgeyo Marakwet will reverberate with the roar of turbo-charged in addition to normally-aspirated machines when the third round of the 2017 Kenya National Rally Championship gets underway in Eldoret Saturday morning.

The 2017 Raiply Eldoret Rally will revisit the high-altitude terrain used during last year’s edition.

although the designated spectator stage at Chemweno farm will be run in opposite direction, according to Clerk of the Course Sinder Sudle.

The event will be flagged off at Sirikwa Hotel through 7am onwards on Saturday after which rally traffic will tackle a 21.75Km transport road section through to the first stage at Sergoit.

The technical in addition to ceremonial finish will be centered at Chemweno Farm, which is actually also the venue for the Service Park in addition to Rally Headquarters. Scrutineering will take place on Friday at Sirikwa.

“Due to the safely aspect, spectators in addition to the service crew are being advised to use the route provided to get to the service.  Both the rally cars in addition to spectators will use Eldoret-Itern road up till Sergoit junction. They will all turn left at Moiben Road in addition to do another 7km to the turn off Sergoit. At Sergoit crews will turn right to the first stage while spectators in addition to the service crew will carry on straight towards Moiben for approximately 8km in addition to turn right into Chemweno Farm,” said Sudle.

“The 11.40km Sergoit stage (CS1), will be run once in addition to is actually a very fast on its first 7kms. The 5.02Km Chemweno spectator stage is actually the same as last year although will be run in opposite direction. Farm –Chebiemit (33.83km) is actually also the same as last year although slightly longer by 5km.

The stage is actually very fast in addition to demanding. Salabin Forest is actually the same as last year although due to the current wet conditions, the stage could turn out to be muddy though passable.

This kind of year’s rally has attracted all the top drivers including the Flying Finn Tapio Laukkanen, leader Ian Duncan, Cartl Flash Tundo in addition to Baldev Chager among others.

The KNRC Two Wheel Drive class has attracted the likes of Leonardo Varere in addition to Sammy Nyorri while defending S Class Champion Chandrakhant Chandu Devji is actually back after skipping the first two rallies.

Western Kenya Motor Club (WKMC) are the organizers of Eldoret Rally.


1.Ian Duncan 53

  1. Carl Tundo 45
  2. Tapio Laukkanen 38
  3. Karan Patel 33
  4. Manvir Baryan 31


07:00: Start: Sirikwa Hotel

07:33: CS1-Sergoit -Chemweno Farm House (11.40km)

07:54: CS2-Chemweno Spectator 1 (5.02Km)

SERVICE A (Chemweno)

08:37: CS3-Farm 1-Chebiemit 1 (33.83km)

09:30: CS4: Salabin 1 -Kimuron 1 (24.80km)

SERVICE B (Chemweno)

REGOUP (Chemweno)

11:58: CS5-Farm 2-Chebiemit 2 (33.83km)

12:51: CS6: Salabin 2 -Kimuron 2 (24.80km)

13:49: CS7-Chemweno Spectator 2 (5.02Km)

SERVICE C (Chemweno)



Competitive Distance: 138.70Km (59.65%)

Liaison Distance: 93.83 (40.35%)

Total Distance: 232.53Km

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