Newcomer John Fernandes says the mixed fortunes he has experienced in his first two Kenya National Rally Championship events in Voi and Machakos have revealed the challenges he faces in his rookie season. Fernandes will be tackling his third career event in Ramisi this Saturday, navigated by Nique Rattos in an ex-Daren Miranda 2.5L Subaru Impreza 2WD machine.
The KCB Ramisi Rally will count towards the sixth round of the KNRC after Nakuru, ARC Equator, WRC Safari, Machakos and Voi rallies.
It will be organized by Mombasa Motor Club (MMC) at the KISCOL Sugar farm in South Coast’s Ramisi. The start and finish of the event will be centered on KISCOL. The event will feature a competitive mileage of 151km and a further transport road section of about 100km.
“Being our first rally, you always have a lot to learn and a lot to develop on the car. So, we are using it more as a season to test and try and finish as many rallies as possible rather than trying to compete at a higher level,” said Fernandes. He and Rattois joined the 'man and machine' sport this season after the conclusion of the iconic WRC Safari Rally. But because of Covid-19, the duo couldn’t partake in the first two rallies of the season.