KCB Group has officially renewed its sponsorship for the Kenya National Rally Championships (KNRC) to the tune of Kshs.45Million with the season opener slated for Kajiado on February 27th, 2016.
The funds will go towards facilitating the Kenya Motor Sports Federation (KMSF) as it stages the eight rally series for this year across selected counties in the Country.
The first leg of KCB KNRC will be headed to the Plains and hills of Kajiado County in what will arguably be a sensational season starter for the national rally season.
“We are committed to continued investments in supporting sports in the country and beyond in our resolve to nurture and develop talent to compete at national and international realms,” said Angela Mwirigi, KCB Marketing Director.
“We clearly understand the benefits that are accrued from sports to the fans, our customers and the communities around us. We continue to encourage more fans to come out and enjoy the countryside where the rally is held. This way we will be encouraging domestic tourism and engaging with other communities across the country”, she added.
According to Kenya Motor Sports Club (KMSC) the organizer of the KCB Kajiado Rally, the scruteneering stage will be at the Shell petrol station along Waiyaki Way on Friday 26thFebruary.
The flag off will be at KCB Kajiado branch on 27th February and the prize giving will be at the AIC Primary School, Kajiado, in the evening. The Kajiado Rally is expected to be a tough one for drivers considering the rally route is relatively new to most drivers.
“Organizers have focused on new routes that the drivers will be informed about once the official time for drivers’ reconnaissance is designated. Approximately 50 rally cars will be flagged off for this year’s KCB Kajiado Rally” said KMSC.
Several top drivers are raring to go in this year’s KNRC series. Leading in the list of contenders for this year’s top honors is the current Africa Rally Championships (ARC) and KNRC champion Jaspreet Chatthe. This year the KCB Rally tracking has been improved by the inclusion of mobile technology.
The Mobile application will make it easier for rally enthusiasts to track and monitor their favorite rally drivers and navigators through their mobile phones.