Fernandes returns ahead of KCB Autocross 8

first_img0Shares0000Wayne Fernadez tackles a muddy section in his Yamaha Raptor 700 quadNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21 – Quad rider Wayne Fernandes is set to make resurgence for round 8 of the KCB Kenya National Rally Championship slated for Batian View Nanyuki on Sunday.Fernandes, who sensationally steered Daren Miranda to 2WD Class victory during last weekend’s KCB Kilifi Rally, returns to the demanding circuit in his Yamaha Raptor 700 quad. He took a month’s break following an unprecedented mishap in Nakuru in July and having dusted himself off, he is obviously looking forward to Nanyuki with great zeal and expectation to boot.The Team Decko Racing & Safaricom Home Fibre driver has savored a great season so far with six wins under his belt.“I sat out of the seventh round due to my roll on the RVM&SC race where I injured my back and knee and needed to fully recuperate before tackling Kilifi Rally and the Hill Climb.  As for now, I’m feeling a lot better and I’m more than eager and fired-up to get back on the quad in Nanyuki,” said Fernandes.The Nanyuki Rally Group (NRG) organized round will see drivers renew rivalries in various race categories.Bambino Champion Yuvraj Rajput will be back on his ‘Magi Bug’, this time with a newly tweaked handbrake to help him get round the corners quicker. Yuvraj will face stiff opposition from Illyun Mughal of Izmir Racing and his teammate Tsevi Soni.Open Class Champion Kirit Rajput will be piloting a Subaru GC8 and will be angling at scoring valuable points towards the championship.Leader Shalien Mughal will be fighting with home driver Kunal Patel for Two Wheel Drive Turbo supremacy.  A mere three points separate Shalien and Kunal and it will be interesting to see what’s up their sleeves in Nanyuki.“As has been the norm, our team members strive to drive to their limits as we look forward to pushing our opponents to the max for the run of top spots. We haven’t managed to do much on the vehicles as time was short. Nevertheless, all buggies have been checked and are ready to race,” said Shalien. Also back in the groove after skipping the SUC round is Shaz Esmail aka Coach (Attacker 1 Buggy) and home driver Ken Nteere (Subaru N10).Wayne Fernandez tackles a muddy session in his Yamaha Raptor 700 quad during a past race.Nteere has also made a comeback and is spoiling for a fight with Champion Sahib Omar. Omar will be behind the wheels of a Subaru GC8 which set the fastest overall time of the seventh round at Jamhuri.Nteere will be testing his car ahead of KCB Nanyuki Rally which will revolve around Loldaiga Hills, Ndovu and Batian View on the weekend of August 30-31.“Since we didn’t participate in Autocross 7, it’s now a grand opportunity to test for our home rally. We have made adjustments to our shocks and will also be testing our new clutch system,” explained Nteere.Leader Zameer Verjee of A To Z Racing will be up against Izmir’s Sahir “Sarry” Mughal in the tussle for Two Drive Non Turbo points.Notable absentee in 2WD NT is Rajveer Thethy who is skipping Nanyuki due to pressing academic commitments.CONFIRMED DRIVERS-KCB AUTOCROSS 8Shalien Mughal- 2WD TURBOSahir Mughal- NON TURBOImran Hakada- 2WD TURBOShaz Esmail – 2WD TURBOIlliyun Mughal- BAMBINO.Kirit Rajput-OPENKunal Patel-2WD TURBOSavraj Bhui-OPEN CLASSSahib Omar – 4WD TURBOWayne Fernandez-QUADTsorav Soni- PEE WEEYuvraj Rajput- BAMBINOKen Nteere-4WD TURBOZameer Verjee-2WD NON TURBONazir Verjee- 2WD TURBOKCB KENYA NATIONAL AUTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 7CLASS 1 – 2WD NON TURBO1 Zameer Verjee   1462 Sahir Mughal   1223 Sameer Nanji   614 Rajveer Thethy   595 Safina Khah   406 Albert Kigen   307 Noor Rahman   288 Junaid Shah   149 Hamza Anwar   1310 Henry Nyoike   0CLASS 2 – 2WD TURBO1 Shalien Mughal   1302 Kunal Patel   1273 Shaz Ismail   904 Imran Hakada   845 Nazir Verjee   586 Laban cliff Onserio   137 Lovejyot Singh 0CLASS 4 – 4WD TURBO1 Sahib Omar 1052 Michael Maina 613 Ken Nteere 544 Rehan shah 545 John Ng’ang’a 266 Jackson Wandeto 257 George Njoroge 258 Jasminder Bharij 179 Eric Bengi 1710 Peter Mutuma 1711 Aakif Virani 1512 McRae Kimathi 1413 Eugene Kariuki 1214 John Ngugi 915 Andrew Muchemi 7CLASS 5 – OPEN1 Imran Hakada 1472 Kirit Rajput 1023 Shelien Mughal 514 Hamza Anwar 155 Savraj Bhui 156 Jackson Wandeto 14CLASS 6 – QUAD1 Wayne Fernandes 120CLASS 7 – BAMBINO1 Yuvraj Rajput 1322 Illuyun Mughal 1143 Tsevi Soni DNF 100CLASS 9- PEEWEE1 Tsorav Soni 1442 Kiana Rajput 34Sent from my iPhone0Shares0000(Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more