Kavisi, Aswani Complete Performance Test As WRC Safari Adventure Nears

Evans Kavisi and his navigator Absalom Aswani ran their third and final test-drive at Kiambu's Twisty Corners track well in time for this week’s WRC Safari Rally Kenya.

Following their first two test drives in Stoni Athi, the KCB Racing Team duo discovered a few broken parts that needed replacement.

But driver Kavisi is confident that things will work out smoothly after their final test run.

Kavisi: "Our focus this time round is to complete the journey first then think about all the points, the rankings and the classifications later."

"The objective of the first two tests in Stoni Athi were to achieve mileage. So we kind of ran about 80km of the test. Then, the car underwent a strip rebuild to repair the faulty parts"

"Our test on Friday achieved a 10-plus test of mileage kilometers to check if the car is in good nick for the Naivasha adventure," Kavisi narrated, adding: "For you to earn points, you must finish first. We hope to end this year's competition in a respectable position but after a thorough going-over of the car. "

Navigator Absalom, on his part, said: "The third test went well but we had a slight issue with the gearbox. Reverse wasn't engaging but this was sorted almost immediately and we are now good to go"

The duo will pilot a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 10 which they have been fine-tuning at the team's workshop in Westlands.

Last year, Kavisi did not finish the Safari but is determined to find his nitch in Naivasha this weekend.

The event sponsored by KCB Bank Kenya, Toyota Kenya and Quickmart among others. 

Reconnaissance will precede Shakedown which is programmed for Ndulele Conservancy on Wednesday,.

KICC Ceremonial Start and Kasarani Super Special Stage (SSS) will take place on Thursday.

The event will culminate with the Hell's Gate Wolf Power Stage on Sunday June 26.

Sports Jun 20, 2022