Rally Raid Kenya 2019 : Mai Mahiu ready to host Rally Raid 2

Rally Raid Kenya 2019 : Mai Mahiu ready to host Rally Raid 2

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A brand new route and exciting new competitors are two of the talking points ahead of Round Two of the 2019 Kenyan National Rally Raid Championship. The second round of the off-road racing series is set to take place Mai Mahiu and Suswa over the weekend of 22/23 June.

After a three month break since the opening Rally Raid of the year competitors have had a chance to fettle their machines or, in the case of a number of racers, bring in new cars. Reigning Champion, and winner of the opening round, Ross Field, faces even more competition as more of the South African built CRT buggies have arrived in Kenya. It is expected that at least 5 of these powerful V8 machines will take to the start next weekend. Arch-rival Mark Glen recently tasted the victory champagne when he won the Rhino Charge and will be itching to take the top step again next weekend. However the likes of Ian Duncan, Joost Zurbier, Nish Lakhani and Alisdair Keith with be ready to take the fight to the prototypes with their highly modified machines.

The bike category was well supported last time and there is plenty of interest from a number of riders ready for the challenge of not only tackling the course on two wheels but also having to deal with the tricky navigation alone.

With Raid Two taking place on the open expense of land between the Ngong Hills and Mount Suswa, this will be the first time that this series has ever competed in this area, and promises to be a real challenge for all competitors. Day 1 will start from The TGRV Karting Track at 2pm whilst Day 2 will start from Suswa Town at 9am, finishing back at TGRV later in the morning.

The 2019 Kenyan National Rally Raid Championship will comprise of four events throughout the year and will see competitors visiting locations such as Naivasha and Laikipia as they fight for overall and class honours. The championship, which regularly attracts more than thirty competitors, is open to bikes, quads, buggies and powerful off-road cars. New for 2019 is also a clubman class for those who are still learning the complicated art of navigation

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