Kenya’s multiple winner Carl Tundo, Zambia’s former African champion Gomes among big names at RX Motorsports event

MOTORSPORTS Kenya’s multiple winner Carl Tundo, Zambia’s former African champion Gomes among big names at RX Motorsports event

Joel Omotto 09:06 - 18.11.2023

Five-time Safari Rally winner Carl ‘Flash’ Tundo and immediate former African champion Leroy Gomes will be among the star attractions during the third round of the RX Motorsports

Two former African champions, multiple Kenyan winner and a two-time continental junior champion make up a star-studded entry list for this weekend's RX Motorsports Kenya third round slated for Kasarani's WRC SSS racetrack.

Also in the RX mix are father-son and mother-daughter lines-ups expected to spice up the team category.

Zambia's immediate former FIA African Rally champion Leroy Gomes is in town accompanied by his son Seth Gomes.

Ndola-based Gomes will compete under the Africa Eco Services Motorsports team livery alongside lady representative Joan Nesbitt (of Haraka Mamas) and Asad Anwar who is the team's legend.

Seth will be the team's junior representative while his father will be the champion driver in their team.

Former Kenya Two Wheel Drive Champion Charan Thethy will race alongside his son Rajveer Thethy in the 7-70 Motorsports team which also has Caroline Gatimu, former Kenya Division One and reigning Autocross 4WD Turbo Autocrosses champion Eric Bengi who is the team's Champion.

Caroline is listed in the same team as her daughter Tinashe. Caroline and Tinashe made history as the first ever mother and daughter WRC Safari finishers in Naivasha in June.

Five-time Safari Rally winner and 2021 ARC Champion Carl ‘Flash’ Tundo returns to the RX series for the umpteenth time and is among the star attractions in the bumper entry featuring more than 30 drivers.

With an eclectic mix of familiar faces and new blood including newly-crowned Africa Junior and ARC2 champion Hamza Anwar, spectacular action is guaranteed.

Hamza aka ‘Problem Child’ ran a full series in the 2023 Junior WRC and a partial campaign of WRC3 events. He will be up against his dad Asad Anwar.

Tundo is listed in the RX Open category with the likes of Yusuf Pasta of Roadtainers Racing Team Mombasa, Ishmael Azeli of 7 TO 70 Motorsports, Clement Marini of Umoja Racing, Musa Ssegaabwe of Africa Eco Services Motorsports, Murage Wa Waigwa and Moha Bandy of Open Haider Motorsports Rally Team.

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