Rajveer Thethy has lauded the impact of a strong team after joining his father on the winners’ podium at last weekend’s RX Motorsport event
Rajveer Thethy has credited teamwork for their impressive performance at the 2023 RX Motorsport Kenya Champions season finale.
The driver and his father Charan Thethy were among those crowned champions as the season came to an end at the WRC Kasarani "Triple S" racetrack on Sunday.
Charan, a former Kenya Two Wheel Drive Rally champion, beat a strong filed comprising veterans Ian Duncan, Asad Anwar, Carl Tundo and Frank Tundo to lay his hands on the legends’ title.
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Rajveer, meanwhile, one of the country's finest young drivers in circuit racing, got his hands on the coveted Junior Championship.
Charan and his son, sharing a Subaru GC8, also propelled team 7-70 Motorsport to overall championship victory in the Team category.
"This journey wouldn't have been the same without the incredible support from everyone who stood by us,” said Rajveer.
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“A special note of appreciation to my dad, a relentless force behind the scenes, working tirelessly into the late hours to ensure our car was in peak condition.”
Others representing 7-70 Motorsport were Eric Bengi and Caroline Gatimu who tackled the season-closing RX3 behind the wheel of a Mitsubishi Evolution 9.
Also crowned champions in the individual categories were Jose Sardinha (2WD), Karamveer Singh Rooprai (RX Cubs) and Eric Bengi (Champions). Bengi beat Carl Tundo and Baldev Chager to the Champions’ title.
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"The synergy among us in the team was truly remarkable: Eric Bengi, the champion, Caroline, the driving force and Charan Thethy, the legend. Each one played a crucial role in steering us towards victory," he added.
Carl Tundo emerged the winner in the Open Class category, Charan took top honours in the Legends category with maximum points while Jose Sardinha beat Yusuf Pasta of Mombasa Roadtainers Racing to win the Two Wheel Drive final.
In the RX Cubs final, former Autocross Bambino champion Yuvraj Rajput emerged the winner but had to contend with playing second fiddle to Karamveer whose second overall earned him the coveted championship.
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The weekend's race meeting was attended by the Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba who expressed his delight at the trajectory that motorsport in the country is taking.
"There is no doubt that motorsport is on the up. We must continue to raise the bar because we cannot be hosting WRC Safari Rally without a strong national championship," said Namwamba.
"We must have a robust, competitive sustainable national championship. Sports is about fans. We want to see people out here, families having fun, enjoying the thrill of a great weekend out.
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"I have seen incredible young talent all around the RX. We have a strong pipeline, a conveyor belt of really talented juniors. Continue to nurture these gems for a better tomorrow."