Chager and Soni win the Mini Classic Rally

Baldev Chager and Ravi Soni have won the 2018 Mini Classic Rally powered by Safaricom 4G+.

“We were lucky as we drove with a broken rear tie-rod end for the last 35 kilometres of the stage,” said Soni. Chager, a winner of the Nakuru Classic Rally has also won the Safari Rally and Kenya National Rally Drivers Championship series never looked back after snatching the lead from Tapio Laukkanen at the start of day two of the three-day competition. The Finn, co-driven by Gavin Laurence, finished second in a Porsche 911.

Ian Duncan, who has previously won the East African Safari Classic Rally on two separate occasions, failed to finish after his Ford Capri developed engine failure at the penultimate stage.

Story by Abdul Sidi • Photos by Anwar Sidi

1 Baldev Chager/Ravi Soni – Porsche 911 – Soni Kabras Sugar Racing
2 Tapio Laukannen/Gavin Laurence – Porsche 911 – Kabras Sugar Racing
3 Raaji Bharij/Tej Sehmi – Porsche 911 – Kabras Sugar Racing
4 Rob Linck/Imran Khan – Porsche 911
5 Jonathan Somen/Richard Hechle – Ford Escort Mk 2
6 Ramesh Vishram/Riyaz Ismail – Ford Escort MK2 – Cementers Racing Team
7 Dinesh Sachania/Feisal Khan – Datsun 180B – Samani Rally
8 Jayant Shah/Arshad Khan – Porsche 911
9 Hamza Anwar/Asad Anwar – Datsun 1600 SSS
10 Ian Duncan/Anthony Nielsen – Ford Capri – Ian Duncan Rallying
11 Ben Woodhams/Kavit Dave – Ford Capri
12 Yusuf Pasta/Ahmed Rashid – Ford Escort MK1 – Roadtainers Racing Team
13 Joey Ghose/Harpal Singh – Ford Escort MK1 – Historic Rallysport
14 Nish Lakhani/Teeku Patel – Datsun 1600
15 Aslam Khan/Kashif Shaikh – Porsche 911 – ALS Motorsport
16 Kailesh Chauhan/Tariq Malik – Ford Escort RS 1800