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.
former KNRC navigator, clocked 9:53.90minutes to win the Two Wheel Drive Non
His son Ryan
Bailey beat Rajveer Thethy to the tape to win the 2WD Non Turbo Junior Class.
navigated Glen Edmund’s in the KNRC back then was all slimes after Victor.
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.
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.
race, Team Bailey announced they acquired Akzo Nobel - Manufacturer of Sikkens
and Dynacoat Automotive paints in The Netherlands.
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.
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.
Matharu won the Bambino class beating Syanna Jessop to second places.
clocked a combined time of 11.21.70 minutes against Syanna’s 1.34.30.
podium dash was Sahiba Jutley in 12.25.20 minutes.
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.
car has been tuned for KNRC with turbo restrictor which limits power.
competitive I need budget to get new unrestricted turbo plus engine upgrade.
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.