The three Porsche 911 rally cars of the Kabras Sugar Racing team have finally arrived in Nairobi ahead of the 2017 Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic Rally, which starts on November 23rd in Mombasa.
The Porsches, which will be driven by multiple Kenya and ARC Safari Rally Champion Baldev Chager, Onkar Rai and Tejveer Rai, were spotted at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) upon arrival from Belgium, where they have meticulously been rebuilt by Bernard Munster Autosport following a successful outing on the Balkan Classic Rally.
Two Kabras Sugar sponsored 911s were tested on the Balkan Classic of Bulgaria by Baldev Chager and Onkar Rai. Baldev/Ravi Soni and Onkar/Gareth Dawe finished second and fourth after a dramatic last day on the Balkan Classic.
Onkar started the final day of the Balkan event running second overall, but gearbox gremlins on the final stage appeared to put them out. Help soon arrived in the shape of Chager/Soni, who got their teammates to the finish, losing their inherited second place and slipping to fourth, promoting Kenya’s Wissanji and Slatch up to third. As the podium awards were distributed, Rai handed his trophy to Chager in a show of true sportsmanship.
The cars have now been despatched to the team’s Nakuru County workshop for final touches prior to the start of the 2017 Safari Classic Rally at Whitesands Mombasa next Thursday. Earlier this week, the team posted some photos on social media showing the three 911s arriving at the JKIA cargo department.