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Mother And Son Dominate Autocross 3
Action At Champagne Park, Kajiado

Coastweek -- Ryan Bailey and his mum Gillian were among the star attractions as the third round of the KCB National Autocross Championship came to a dramatic conclusion at the Champagne Park in Kajiado’s Kipeto area, reports SAMSON ATEKA.

Gillian, a former KNRC navigator, clocked 9:53.90minutes to win the Two Wheel Drive Non Turbo Class.

His son Ryan Bailey beat Rajveer Thethy to the tape to win the 2WD Non Turbo Junior Class.

Gillian who navigated Glen Edmund’s in the KNRC back then was all slimes after Victor.

“The track was quite technical but fine to drive. I glad I was solid on the corners and straights. Quite a good feeling to maintain my lead in the class,” said Gillian.

Ryan did not finish the first heat but drove with precision there on to maintain his lead in the 2WD Non Turbo Juniot Class.

“The first hear wasn’t that good as i had to contend with engine gremlins but I was able to puck myself up to carry the day,” said Ryan who is the outgoing three times Bambino Class champion.

After the race, Team Bailey announced they acquired Akzo Nobel - Manufacturer of Sikkens and Dynacoat Automotive paints in The Netherlands.

Dreamcoat Automotive Refinishing Products has been the importer of Sikkens and Dynacoat paints in Kenya for the last 21 years making “Sikkens” the longest standing imported car paint in Kenya to date.

Ryan who is leading the 2WD Junior class in the 2017 Auto X championship and his mother Gillian who is leading the 2WD non turbo class said they are so happy to have the International sponsor on board.

They are the only Mother/Son team competing in Motorsport today.

With the support of both their sponsors, Papyrus Africa Ltd and Akzo Nobel, Gillian said the gesture will give them every chance to compete at the highest level in their respective championships with PAC managing their team.

Yuvraj Matharu won the Bambino class beating Syanna Jessop to second places.

Matharu clocked a combined time of 11.21.70 minutes against Syanna’s 1.34.30.

Sealing the podium dash was Sahiba Jutley in 12.25.20 minutes.

Azar Anwar won the 4WD Turbo class beating Rehab Shah in what was a breathtaking showdown.

Azar had this to say after the win: “My driving style is careful driving and conserving my rally car which is ideal for marathon events.

“Unfortunately this puts me at disadvantage in autocross which requires flamboyant sprint attack to win.

“Secondly my car has been tuned for KNRC with turbo restrictor which limits power.

“To be competitive I need budget to get new unrestricted turbo plus engine upgrade.

“Being unsponsored it’s going to be difficult! But all on all it was great emerging the winner with the fastest time of the day.” Azar said. 



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