With last weekend’s KCB S&L Mortgages Rally having become part of motorsport history, its yet another opportune time for enthusiasts savor something different altogether. Such will be the anticipation and gusto when the fifth round of the Kenya National Enduro Championship heads to Kajiado County this Sunday.
According to organizers East African Motor Sports Club (EAMSC), an action-packed weekend is palpable given that riders face an energy-sapping affair in that they will tackle the designated 12.7kilometer circuit with zest and vigor. This Enduro will be run in compliance with the National Competition Rules and Regulations of the Kenya Motor Sports Limited Motorcycle Commission. The event has attracted top riders who are required to repeat the preferred circuit severally within the cutoff time of two hours. Spectators willing to catch a glimpse of the potentially adrenaline-packed action can drive 10.1kilometers past Kajiado railway line, turn right and proceed 17 kilometers into the dirt road to access the camp and start location. According to one of the organisers Sean Wilcock, about 20 riders are expected to grace the tour of Kajiado where thrills and spills are in the offing not least a test of efficacy among the contenders for the top honors. Entering in the quads class are the usual suspects in Arafat Vaiani (Renegade 800), his brother Adil Vaiani (Honda 700TRX), Charles Mugo (Yamaha Raptor 700R), Zane Young (Raptor 660), his sister Chantel Young (Honda 450), Chris Wahome (Yamaha Raptor 700), Joe Boulanger (Raptor 350), Vincent Boulanger (Can am Renegade) and defending champion Shazar Anwar (Can-Am 450). Anwar uses a Bombardier 650DX in cross country raid rallies but has a penchant of switching to his Can-Am contraption in Enduros. Other probable entrants in the bikes class are Shivam Vinayak (Yamaha 250 four-stroke), Anthony Nielsen (Husaberg 450) and Sean Wilcock going for the jugular. Others expected are Cap. Wangai Kimeria (Yamaha WR450), Mbaabu Muturi (KTM520), Ragu Muraya (KTM525), Andrew Waititu (KTM450), Ian Duncan and Robbie Calder. Shivam will be using the Kawasaki 450cc four-stroke bike. "I feel good for the enduro, being on a more powerful bike should give me an advantage. I been working on my fitness too and I look forward to the race weekend," said Shivam.
Saturday 14th July
14:00: Entries accepted.
14:00: Signing on and Scrutineering
14:30 onwards: Practice
Sunday 15th March
13.00 onwards: Results