National Rally Champ Cavenagh & Tundo enter Safari Classic

Mar 13, 2011

A surprise entry received today was from the past two Kenya National Rally Champion drivers Alastair Cavenagh (2010 Champion) and Carl Tundo (2009 Champion) both driving the same car!

 

On the entry form Alastair Cavenagh is nominated as the driver and Carl Tundo as the co-driver but many say that they will both share the driving while the other will hold on to the roll cage probably terrified how fast the other is going.

 

Many rally experts will tell you that the co-driver is a very special breed of person who has great tolerance to ‘fright’ and the same expert will also know that drivers make very poor passengers always telling the driver what to do.

 

We all witnessed this recently when Petter Solberg had to sit in the co-driver’s seat due to a speeding penalty during the WRC Swedish Rally and in-car footage showed him clinging onto the hand brake and changing gears till co-driver Chris Patterson who was driving had to tell him to back off.

 

Driving a Ford Escort Mark 2 supplied and serviced by Freestone Rally Services the duo will definitely be top contenders for overall victory on the event and Alastair Cavenagh has shown a remarkable maturity in his recent KNRC participation with a 100% finish record during the 2010 Kenya National Rally Championship.

 

Cavenagh last drove in the first Kenya Airways Classic Safari Rally in 2003 when he eventually finished a lowly 21st position overall his Ford Escort mainly due to technical problems along the route.

 

The 2011 Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic rally now has six possible to contenders for victory with Bjorn Waldegard, Gregoire de Mevius, Gerard Marcy, Ian Duncan, Conrad Rautenbach and now Alastair Cavenagh and Carl Tundo.

 

Samson Ateka

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