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About KCB Rally Sponsorship

KCB has been the title Sponsor of the KCB Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) series run by Kenya Motorsport Federation (KMSF) since 2003. The year 2016 marks 14 impressive years of Rally sponsorship.

The KNRC series encompasses 8 Rallies per year. The legendary Safari Rally is one of the events in the KCB KNRC series. The Safari Rally began in 1953 and in 1968 it was the first international motor sport event to be flagged away by a head of state, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.

The KCB Safari Rally is part of the Africa Rally Challenge circuit that takes place in Ivory Coast, South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Madagascar. In 2009, KCB East Africa Rally challenge was incorporated and comprised KCB Safari Rally- Kenya, KCB Pearl of Africa Rally- Uganda and KCB Mountain Gorilla Rally- Rwanda.

Between 2003 and 2013 the KNRC series has taken place throughout the country in areas such as in Embu, Eldoret, Eldama Ravine, Guru Nanak, Iten, Kabarnet, Kiambu, Kisumu, Kajiado, Kitengela, Machakos, Meru, Mombasa, Nairobi, Naivasha, Nakuru, Nanyuki, Nyeri and Voi.

Between 2009 and 2012, KCB undertook a CSR event along with each Rally to support the local community and has contributed 15.2 Million (School books, learning equipment, IT equipment, desks, beds, water tanks, medical camps and equipment, foodstuff, renovation of classrooms, construction of toilet blocks, solar equipment’s etc).

Top Drivers

Baldev Singh Chager

Baldev Singh Chager

NicknamesBoldy/Flying Singh
Team: Kabras Sugar Racing
Sponsors: West Kenya Sugar Co. (Kabras Sugar)
Role: Lead driver and technical engineer for Kabras team
Car: Mitsubishi EVOX
Family: Married with one wife and 2 kids
Resides: Nairobi area
DOB: 8/3/75
Place of work: BHP Performance Ltd/ BC Racing
Occupation: Businessman

Ian Duncan

Ian Duncan

Hometown: Nairobi
2010 Knrc Final Ranking: 2nd
2011 Knrc Final Ranking: 1st
2012 Knrc Final Ranking: - 2nd With 340 Points
Car Class: Group N
Navigator: Amaar Slatch 
Current Car: Mitsubishi Evolution X
Previous Cars: Mitsubishi Evo 9, Nissan Patrol Pickup
Team: Liquid Telecom

 

Rajbir Rai 

Rajbir Rai 

Navigator: Greg Stead  
Profession: Businessman  
Car: Ford Fiesta R5
Previous Car: Evolution X
Team: Rai Racing    
Resides: Jinja, Uganda
Nationality: Kenyan
2W Debut:  KCB Safari 2012
KNRC Debut: 2013

Jassi Chatthe

Jassi Chatthe

Team: Team Kibos
Sponsors: Kibos Sugar and Allied Industries...
Role: Driver
Car: Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 10 R4
Resides: Kisumu
DOB: 24th November 1979
Place of work: Kibos Sugar
Occupation: Director 

Tapio Laukkanen

Tapio Laukkanen

Date of Birth: 23. 9. 1969
Car: Subaru Impreza –R4
Navigator: Pasi Torma
Team: MRT
Nationality: Finn

Manvir Singh Baryan

Manvir Singh Baryan

Dob: 19th May 1982
Hometown: Nairobi   
Team: Mrt -Multiple Racing Team (MRT)
2012 KNRC Final Ranking: 13th overall With 106points  
Navigator: Drew Sturrock From Great Britain 
Car: Ford Fiesta R5
Profession: Heavy Commercial Transporter
Knrc Debut:  2011 KCB Guru Nanak Rally

Quentin Mitchell

Quentin Mitchell

Team: Quentin Mitchell Rallying (QMR)
Role: Driver 
Car:
Skoda Fabia S2000 
Family:
Single with rally car 
Resides:
Tigoni 
DOB:
16th June 1986 
Place of work:
Quent Essential Auto Solutions 
Occupation:
Consultant 
Favorite TV Show:
Frasier/Friends 
Favorite Movie:
The Italian Job (Original) 


Carl “Flash” Tundo

Carl “Flash” Tundo

Team: Menengai Oil
Role: Driver
Current car: Subaru GC8
Previous Cars: Proton Neo Satria S2000, Mitsubishi Evolution10
Family: Married with 2 kids
Resides: Menengai
DOB: 11/12/1973
Favorite TV show: Vikings or Walking Dead
Favorite Movie:  Django Unchained
Occupation:  Agribusiness 

 

Karan Patel

Karan Patel

Team: Filmico Racing Team
Sponsors: Family and Friends
Role: Driver
Current car: Mitsubishi EVOX
Previous car:  Subaru Impreza GC8
Family: Not Married
Resides: Nairobi
DOB: 7th May 1991
Place of work: None. Was on attachment at ALS (Aircraft Leasing Services) as an Aircraft Engineer
Occupation: Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Onkar Singh Rai

Onkar Singh Rai

Team: Kabras Sugar Racing
Sponsors: Kabras Sugar
Car: EVOX
Family: 2 sisters 1 brother
Navigator: Gareth Dawe from Zimbabwe
Driver DOB: 29/05/88
Place of work: Menengai Oil Refineries (Managing Director)
Favorite TV Show: Entourage
Favorite Movie: All transformers
Person you would like to have dinner with: Steven Gerrard

Tajveer Rai 

Tajveer Rai 

Hometown:  Kakamega 
Car Make: Mitsubishi Evox 
Navigator:  Zahir Shah 
Team: Kabras Sugar Racing
2012 KNRC Final Ranking: 34th     
Profession: (Businessman) Managing Director Of West Kenya Sugar Co. (Kabras Sugar)
Knrc Debut: KCB Easy Pay Loans Rally 2011 in Voi 

 

Farhaaz Khan

Farhaaz Khan

Nickname: Fazi 
Team: Oilibya Racing
Sponsors: Libya Oil Kenya Ltd.
Current Car: Mitsubishi Evo9
Previous car: Subaru Impreza N10
Marital Status: single
Resides: Nairobi
DOB: 06.06.1987
Occupation: Accountant
Co-Driver: Keith Henrie
Daily Drive: Toyota Pickup

Imran Mogul

Imran Mogul

Team: Punjabi Boys
Sponsors: self
Role:  Driver
Car: Subaru N12
Resides: Nairobii
DOB:  03.12.1971
Place of work: MDEL
Occupation:  Engineer
Favorite TV Show: 6 million dollar man
Favorite Movie:  007

Piero Canobio

Piero Canobio

HOMETOWN:    Lives in North Coast  
CLASS:    Group N
NAVIGATOR:   Sylvia Frigo
CAR:  Mitsubishi Evolution X
PROFESSION:    Businessman   

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

>>Winner of the 2014 MMC Club Rally in Nguu Tatu

>>Participates in MMC KNRCs and selected events

>>Previously competed in the Italian national rally series

Jasmeet Singh Chana

Jasmeet Singh Chana

Team: CRS Motorsport Sponsors: identisys Ltd
Role: driver
Car: Mitsubishi Evolution 
Family: Married to Sheetal Chana with one daughter Ananya Chana
Resides: Parklands, Nairobi
D0B: 9th January 1978
Place of work: CRS Motorsport workshop, Nairobi
Occupation: Engineer

Jansher Sandhu

Jansher Sandhu

Sponsors: Buildall Constructions Ltd 
Current car: Mitsubishi EVO9 (ex-Ian Duncan)
Previous cars: None
Family: 1 sister
Current Navigator: Amritpal Sandhu from Tanzania 
Resides: Nairobi
Role: Driver 
DOB: 5th January 1990
Place of work: Buildall Constructions ltd (director)

Mahesh Halai

Mahesh Halai

Team: Shamba Boyz
Sponsors: Agro Irrigation
Role: Driver
Car: Subaru N12
Family: Married with one son and two daughters 
Resides: Nairobi
DOB: 3rd April 1974
Place of work: Agro Irrigation, Nairobi
Occupation: Businessman/Shamba Boy
Favorite TV Show: WRC Channel 
Favorite Movie: Fast and Furious

Chandrakant Devji Chhabhadiya (Chandu)

Chandrakant Devji Chhabhadiya (Chandu)

Team: Shajanand 
Sponsors: Friends and family 
Role: Driver 
Car: Subaru GC8
Family: Married to Kalpana Chandu 
Resides: Mumias 
DOB: 21th January 1980 
Place of work: Shajanand Group 
Occupation: Financial Director
Favorite TV Show: Churchill Show 
Favorite Movie: Commandos 

Eric Bengi

Eric Bengi

Team: Team Runx
Role: Driver
Car: Toyota Runx RSI
Family: Married
Resides: Nairobi
DOB: 26th April 1976
Favorite TV show: WRC & Top Gear
Favorite Movie: Italian job
Occupation: businessman
First Road Car:  Toyota DX
First Rally Car: Land Rover Discover
First Event: Quattro Charge in Lukenya/Finisher

Natasha Tundo

Natasha Tundo

HOMETOWN: Nairobi
PROFESSION: Businesswoman
CATEGORY: Group N
CAR: Subaru N10
NAVIGATOR: Chantal Young
TEAM: Rally Chix

Career Highlights

>>Started her racing career as a co-driver navigating his father Frank Tundo

>>Previously served as the event director of Nakuru rally

>>Sister to Carl Flash Tundo

>>Won the KCB Guru Nanak with his brother Flash Tundo

Leonardo Varese

Leonardo Varese

Team sponsors: Sportpesa
Role: Driver
Car: Toyota Corolla RSI
Family: Married with 2 kids
Reside: Nairobi
Occupation: Self employed (transporter)
Favorite TV show: 2 and a half men
First road car: Renault 5 Gtl
First rally car: VW Golf Mk2
First event and Result:  Guru Nanak 2006/finished 5th in 2WD
Hobbies: Football and Tennis when not rallying 
DOB: 31-07-1971

Sammy Nyorri

Sammy Nyorri

DOB: 29th March 1974
HOMETOWN: Lives in Nairobi
CLASS: 2WD
NAVIGATOR:  Edward Njoroge
CAR:  Toyota RunX
TEAM: Martlink Racing
PROFESSION: Graphic Designer
2WD DEBUT:  2011
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

>>A top contender in 2WD

>Previously drove a Toyota Vitz and Levin
>>Sammy is tackling the full season of the KNRC 2016

>>Sammy became the second driver in Kenya after Victor Okundi to convert a Toyota Vitz into a rally car

Alex Lairang'i 

Alex Lairang'i 

Team: Team Kubwa
Sponsors: Delights Kenya
Role: Driver
Car: VW golf Mk2
Family: Married with 2 kids
Resides: Nairobi
DOB: 13th June 1976
Occupation: Businessman
Favorite TV show: Top Gear
Favorite movie: Need for Speed
Person you would like to have dinner with: Uhuru Kenyatta

Nikhil Sachania

Nikhil Sachania

Resides: Nairobi Country
Date of birth: 7th January 1989
Place of work: Samani Contractions
Current Car: Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000
Previous Car:  Mitsubishi Challenger 
First Rally and Result: Eldama Ravine Rally/31st
First Road Car: Subaru Forester
Favorite All Time rally Driver (s): Colin McRae and Albert Lluvera
Person you would like to have dinner with: Barrack Obama
Favorite Movie: The Departed 
Favorite TV Show: House of Cards

 

Edward Maina

Edward Maina

Team Sponsors: Emka Electrical 
Role: Driver
Navigator: Steven Mbuthia 
Car: Subaru Impreza gc8 
Family: Married 
Resides: Nairobi 
DOB: 30th September 1961
Place of work: Emka Electrical 
Occupation: Engineer 
Favorite TV Show: Animal Planet on DSTV 
Favorite Movie: anything soap opera 
Person you would like to have dinner with: my wife
Favorite Holiday Destination: Naivasha

 

Osman Abdulahi

Osman Abdulahi

DOB: 9-6-79
Family status: Married with three children 
Hometown: Lives In Nairobi
Class:  Group N
Navigator: Evans Mwenda
Car: Subaru Impreza N10 (ex-Paras Pandya)
Profession: Businessman
KNRC Debut: KCB Kisumu Rally 2016

Career Highlights

  1. 13th overall –Kisumu 2016 i
  2. Mentored by Azar Anwar and Glen Edmunds
  3. Making his debut in Safari Rally

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