Carl Tundo wins 66th Edition of Safari Rally

Tundo equal Shekhar Mehta’s record of five wins

Carl “Flash” Tundo navigated by Tim Jessop in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X won the 66th edition of the Safari Rally in the Great Rift Valley region to equal Shekhar Mehta’s record of five wins.

Shekhar one of the greatest Safari drivers won the event in 1973, 79, 80, 81 and 82 during the World Rally Championship days while Tundo won it in 2004 in Mombasa, 2009,2011, 2012 and 2018 after the event had been relegated to African Rally Championship (ARC) status.

Tundo has achieved all the five wins with Jessop on his navigator’s seat.

And the three times former Kenya champions (Tundo and Jessop) did it in bravado after leading the second round of the 2018 FIA African Rally Championship (ARC) from start to finish.

Flash as is he fondly referred to as displayed awesome skills on flash floods to rack up the most coveted racing crown in the country.

He clocked 1:55.05hours to beat Baldev Singh Chager of Kabras Sugar Racing to second as three times Ugandan champion Jas Mangat seals the podium dash.

Chager and Mangat moved up on the leaderboard after the second Skoda Fabia R5 of Onkar Rai and Gareth Dawe was involved in an accident.

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