Karamveer, Zameer gear up for KCB Autocross 5 in Mombasa

Karamveer, Zameer gear up for KCB Autocross 5 in Mombasa

Log leaders Karamveer Singh Rooprai and Zameer Verjee are looking forward to this Sunday’s KCB Autocross 5 in Kilifi’s Vipingo with great expectations.

Rooprai currently tops Bambino Class standings jointly with Champion Yuvraj Rajput on 78points.

Rooprai has won two races so far at Kasarani racetrack in February and Eldoret in March.

Champion Yuvraj has two wins from The Waterfront track in February and Jamhuri Park racetrack last month.

“This weekend’s race will be a good one for many reasons. For one, I have never driven at sea level and I’m looking forward to a neck and neck showdown with Yuvraj. He has won some and I have won too, so thrills and spills are guaranteed here,” Rooprai said of his intended debut in the Coast.

In the 2WD Turbo Buggy Class, Zameer savours a 29-point cushion ahead of Ankush Manoj Shah who has 57-points while Qahir Rahim is placed third on 53.

‘I am looking forward to a great race in Kilifi. The essence now is to win more races and maintain my lead in the championship. The experience at sea level will be all good as the track in the Coast always offers us something really different and unique from what we are used to,” said Zameer.

Also in the mix for Kilifi are Decko Racing team headed by Open Class Turbo driver Kirit Rajput (Subaru Impreza GC8), Peewee Class girl driver Kiana Rajput (Polaris 150cc),

Bambino’s Yuvraj and quad rider Wayne Fernandes who will be piloting a Yamaha Raptor 700 up against Gurraj Singh.

Leader Rajveer Thethy will renew his rivalry with Sam Karangatha in 2WD NT Car Class.

Rajveer, son of former KNRC 2WD Champion Charan Thethy, has three wins under his belt. Karangatha has won only one race and will be fighting to make his presence felt in the MMC round.

The 2WD Turbo log leader Azaad Manji is also expected to maintain his flawlessness. Azaad has a 78-point ahead of Pabhjeet Sagoo (62), Shaz Ismail aka Coach (54) Zuber Manji 47 and Loveyjot Singh (39).

In the 4WD Turbo Car Category Rehan Shah and Sahib Omar will renew their rivalry with Asad Khan, Lovejot Singh, Eric Bengi, Salim and Hamza Anwar also looking to take the battle to the two.

Hamza’s dad Asad Anwar has also signed up for the coast event.
The Quad Category will be a two-horse race between Wayne Fernandes and Gurraj Singh.

Pee Wee Category will feature Kiana Rajput.

The Mombasa Motor Club (MMC) round of the series will be held at Mombasa Cement racetrack in Vipingo.

This year’s series started-off at The Waterfront Karen organised by Sikh Union in January, then headed to WRC Kasarani racetrack courtesy of RSC, Eldoret in March and most recently the KMSC round at Jamhuri Park.

 

 STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 4

CLASS 1 – 2WD NON TURBO BUGGY
1 Zameer Verjee 86
2 Ankush Manoj Shah 57
3 Qahir Rahim 53
4 Noor Rehman 32
5 Shajad Khan 28
6 Paramveer Malle 26
7 Abdul Razak Rehan 19
8 Gurraj Singh 17
9 Rahul Patel 15
10 Andrew Plesance 14
11 Ahil Khan 12

CLASS 1 – 2WD NON TURBO CAR
1 Rajveer Thethy 81
2 Sam Karangatha 73
3 Sameer Nanji 47
4 Safina Khan 42
5 Ahil Khan 27
6 Azfar AbdulMalik12

CLASS 3 – 2WD TURBO BUGGY
1 Azaad Manji 78
2 Pabhjeet Sagoo 62
3 Shaz Ismail 54
4 Zuber Manji 47
5 Loveyjot Singh 39
6 Kunal Patel Bimal 35
7 Deepal Shah 26
8 Nisha Pandya 23
9 Ian Duncan 15
10 Gurashish Singh 12
11 Kunal Patel Yogesh 11
12 Sunel Hanif11

CLASS 4 – 2WD TURBO CAR
1 Paresh Patel 20

CLASS 5 – 4WD NON TURBO CAR
1 Navdeep Sandhu 20

CLASS 6- 4WD TURBO
1 Loveyjot Singh 72
2 Eric Bengi 50
3 Sahib Omar 54
4 Salim Dodi 24
5 Karan Patel 19
6 Rehan Shah 14
7 Eugene Kariuki13
8 Aakif Virani12
9 Murage Waigwa 26
10 Mcrae Kimathi 11
11 William Karobai 24
12 Junaid Shah10
13 Umair Hussein 9

CLASS 7 – OPEN
1 Kirit Rajput 71
2 Hamza Anwar 66
3 Asad Khan 56
4 Maxine Wahome 51
5 Rehan Shah 22
6 Asad Anwar 22
7 Baldev Chagger 17
8 Anish Chouhan 14
9 Asad Anwar 14

CLASS 8 – QUAD
1 Gurraj Singh 88
2 Wayne Fernandes 68
1 Yuvraj Rajput 78
2 Karamveer Singh Rooprai 78
3 Jairaj Jutley 17

CLASS 10- JUNIOR 2WD NON TURBO
1 Brandon Ng’anga 66
2 Neel Gohil 54
3 Hanifa Yakub 17
4 Amaraj Malle 15

CLASS 11- PEEWEE
1 Kiana Rajput 80

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