By Mwambazi Lawrence, February 16, 2024

Eldoret, Kenya – Yassin Nasser, the reigning Uganda National Rally Champion of 2023, is set to ignite the tracks at the opening round of the Kenya National Rally Championship this weekend in Eldoret. Partnered with experienced navigator Joseph Kamya, Nasser will maneuver the challenging course in a Ford Fiesta R5 mk2, adorned in the vibrant colors of Moil Energies.

Yassin Nasser thrilling his fans in Hoima Rally 2023

Nasser’s decision to bypass the opening round in Mbarara last weekend in favor of Kenya has set the stage for an exhilarating showdown. The rally will feature nine other competitive crews, including renowned names such as Ian Duncan, who will navigate his Nissan Patrol alongside Jaspal Matharu. Additionally, Jasmeet Chana, the 2023 Kenyan Group N champion, will drive his Mitsubishi Evox, co-piloted by his brother Ravi Chana, as they gear up for a potential upgrade to a Rally 3 car ahead of the WRC Safari Rally 2024, with the specific car yet to be revealed.

legendary Ian Duncan Navigating his Nissan Patrol in one of the events

Samman Vohla will also join the fray, piloting a Skoda Fabia R5 alongside navigator Alkif Khan.

The challenging rally course spans 298.41 kilometers, with 139.92 kilometers designated as competitive sections. Among the highlights are the Saladin stage, stretching over 35.20 kilometers and to be run twice, and the Burgar stage, covering 17.14 kilometers and to be navigated three times. The opening stage, Kaptagat, will span 18.10 kilometers and will set the tone for the thrilling competition.

Jasmeet Chana in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X during the WRC Safari

As anticipation builds and engines roar to life, all eyes are on Yassin Nasser and his fellow competitors as they prepare to tackle the twists and turns of the Kenyan terrain in pursuit of rally glory. Stay tuned for updates on this gripping motorsport spectacle.

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