Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) has kicked off the 2013 Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) with a sponsorship of KSH. 39.6Million.
The launch sets the stage for the start of the eight-leg KCB Mobi Banking KNRC 2013 Series to take place in Kajiado and its in environs which will be flagged-off on Sunday at the Kenya Motor Sports Club South C Nairobi.
"KCB is extending this relationship for yet another year with a sponsorship of Ksh. 39.6Million. Its part of the wider strategy to sharpen the focus of our relevant sponsorship properties," said the KCB Marketing and Advertising Manager Lisa Karanja.
Over the past 10years, KCB has been very instrumental in nurturing, developing and supporting motorsports in the country in partnership with KMSF.
Last year, KCB invested KSH. 36Million in the sponsorship of the KNRC.
"This year the rally will promote our flagship product, KCB Mobi. All the eight legs will promote mobile banking product, to drive the technology-driven products that customers enjoy," Lisa said. "We are encouraged by the large number of youthful drivers participating and the increased level of competitiveness which is excellent for drivers, navigators and fans," continued Lisa.
Meanwhile, 55 drivers have enlisted for the Sunday KCB event.
The famous Andy's Corner stretch in Kajiado has been designated as the spectator point for KCB Kajiado Rally.
The start of the 32km- Andy's Corner stage- is situated 7 kilometers from the highway junction at the Wakawa Zebra Curio Shop, heads all the way to Konza. Reconnaissance is on January 25 from 08:00 HRS to 18:00 HRS.
Scrutineering and Documentation shall take place on January 26 from 10:00 HRS TO 17.00 HRS at the Clubhouse.
The first stewards' meeting will be on Saturday January 26 at 18:00 HRS. The drivers briefing is scheduled for January 27 at 07.00 HRS at KMSC Clubhouse.
The rally starts from the Clubhouse at 08.00 HRS. The Ceremonial Finish is from 17:00 HRS at the Kajiado Service Park. The Final Scrutineering and Prize Giving will be the Finish venue at Kajiado Service Park.
The event is set to see drivers fighting for honours at various KNRC categories. Other drivers entering in Division 1 are Peter Horsey and Quentin Mitchell. Division 2 class is also anticipated to produce fireworks with Jassi Chatthe from Kisumu, Onkar Ra, Manvir S. Baryan, Izhar Mirza and defending champion Don Smith going for honours.
ENTRY LIST- KCB KAJIADO RALLY 2013
Raaji Bharij/Geoff Mayes (EVO9); Peter Horsey/Bella Erskine (EVOX); Quentin Mitchell/Robin Dimbleby (Subaru N16); Baldev Chager/Ravi Soni (Subaru N16; Carl Tundo/Tash Di Cangio (EVO9); Ian Duncan/A. Slatch (EVO9); Alex Horsey/TBA; (Datsun p/u); Jas Mangat/Imran Khan (Subaru 12); Azar Anwar/Julius Ngige (EVO8); Onkar Rai/R. Chagger (Subaru); Jassy Chathe/Gugu Panesar (EVO9); Izhar Mirza/Kavit Date (EVO9); Imran Mogul/James Mwangi (Subaru); Manvir Baryan/Drew Sturrock (Subaru N16); Don Smith/Bob Kaugi (Subaru N14); Tejvir Rai (Subaru N16); Fahd Bary/Shameer Yusuf (EVO9); Jaswinder Chana/Ravi Chana (Toyota Celica GT4); Asad Khan/Riyaz Ismail (S. Legacy); Farhaaz Khan/K. Henrie (Subaru); John Nganga/G. Njoroge (Subaru); Ben Muchemi/Evans Mwenda (EVO9); Jasmeet Chana/Rohit Bhudia (EVO9); John Muigai/Allan Muhindi (Subaru); Minesh Rathod/S. Sumaria (Subaru); Mahesh Halai/Ketan Halai (Subaru); Jonathan Somen/R. Hechle (Ford Escort MkII); Alasdair Keith/Tarik Malik (Subaru); Adnan Suhail/TBA (Daihatsu Special); Aslam Khan/Arshad Khan (Porsche 911); Paras Pandya/F. Bhojak (Subaru); Nzioka Waita/Laban Cliff (Subaru);Ramesh Vishram/A. Kochhar (MKII); Hardev S. Sira/Jasneil Ghataure (Ford Escort Mexico); Joel Muchiri (Subaru); Iain Freestone/ R. Sehmi (Ford Escort MKII); Edward Maina/Tonny Kimondo (Toyota Celica); Rashid Kabi/Nerheen Ismail (Subaru gc8); Gurmit Thethy/D. Kalsi (VW Golf GTI); Eric Bengi/Mindo Gatimu (Land Rover); Dennis Mwenda/Edward Njoroge (Toyota Sprinter GT); Hapz Sagoo/G. Pandhal (Subaru); Stanley Thuo/Eric Nzuva (Subaru); Khalfan Athman/A. Athman (Subaru N11); Leo Varese/Kigo Kareithi (VW Golf GTI); Charan Thethy/Vinay Shah (Daewoo Cielo); Dalbir Thethy/Julius Mwachuya(Toyota Conquest); Victor Okundi/ Tuta Mionki (Toyota Vitz); Stella Macharia/Helen Shiri (Subaru); Caroline Gatimu (Levin); Savraj Bhui/Navraj Sagoo (VW Golf); Pavit Kent/Kabir Kalsi (S. Legacy); Wambui Muchemi/Mutuma Marima (Subaru); Phyllis Wambui/Steven Nyorri (Toyota Levin).