Qahir Rahim & veteran Ian Duncan among star attractions at Kasarani's Shell WKMC Autocross 4

Nael Gohil during a past competition.

Qahir Rahim & veteran Ian Duncan among star attractions at Kasarani's Shell WKMC Autocross 4

Joel Omotto 19:27 - 17.05.2024

2022 2WD Drive turbo champion Qahir Rahim and veteran Ian Duncan will be the among the drivers to watch at Saturday’s Kenya National Autocross Championship in Kasarani.

Excitement is brewing as the Kenya National Autocross Championship gears up for its fourth round, set to take place at Kasarani on Saturday.

Among the star attractions are the reigning 2022 2WD Drive Turbo champion Qahir Rahim, legendary Ian Duncan and the promising rising star Neel Gohil.

Drivers from across the country will converge to battle it out for top honours in various race categories across four heats, with the best of three rule determining the final standings.

One of the highlights of the event will be the participation of Duncan, who has entered two cars, a formidable Attacker Buggy and the iconic Ford Capri classic car.

Meanwhile, Rahim is determined to bounce back from recent disappointments and has pledged to give his all on Saturday, vowing to go "flat out" behind the wheel of his buggy contraption.

"I am looking forward to this weekend’s autocross. It will be an exciting weekend after a one-month break. The team has put in a great effort to bring the buggy back up to speed. Asante sana. Wishing all competitors the absolute best this weekend. It’s head down and foot down from here," said Rahim.

"The buggy developed a few ECU and mechanical issues over the past two races. But we stay positive and continue putting in the effort. Once again, kudos to Shazco aka coach, Imran and the team for the great support and positive spirit.”

In the midst of the action, Gohil will be looking to showcase his skills in his newly-upgraded Subaru. Although still adapting to the vehicle, Gohil is eager to push its limits and identify areas for improvement as he competes in the Open Class.

"Besides that exams are still ongoing until next week and no major plans for the year, we will take one event at a time as opportunity and circumstances allow," said Gohil.

The event has drawn an impressive number of entries, with 42 confirmed participants, marking a resurgence in interest in autocross.

This renewed enthusiasm is partly attributed to the support of sponsors like Shell, Going Outdoor, and JCB Ganatra, who have contributed to the success of the championship and provided much-needed assistance to the drivers.

With corporate backing and a strong field of competitors, the Kenya National Autocross Championship promises thrilling racing action and sets the stage for further excitement in the Kenya National Rally Championship.

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