2015/16 Yearbook Sport

Motorsport

At the end of 2014 Kenya National Rally Championship season, Baldev Chager successfully retained his title despite retiring in the season closing Guru Nanak Rally in Naivasha.

Former six-time champion Ian Duncan won the Guru event but the victory was overshadowed by Chager’s Championship win, his second straight after he had taken his second KNRC title in the 2013 season. Chager’s maiden KNRC title was in 2008.

Then the 2015 season welcomed a brand new winner, Kisumu’s Jaspreet Chatthe. With navigator Gurdeep Panesar Chatthe finished the penultimate KNRC event, Nakuru Rally in fourth overall position. It was good enough to clinch him his first national title, putting the icing on the cake in a good season that had seen him clinch the African Rally Championship (ARC).

“Jassy”, as he is fondly referred to in rallying circles, thus made history by being the first Kenyan driver to win both the KNRC and the ARC —and all in a span of one week. He had been to six countries in search of the ARC.

Chatthe’s strong challengers for the 2015 KNRC included three-time winner Carl ‘Flash’ Tundo who only achieved one win in the season — his home Nakuru Rally. Tundo, however, with only a round to go, was lower in the KNRC rankings, placed jointly third place with Fin driver Tapio Laukkanen, behind Chatthe and second placed Duncan. Defending champion Baldev Chager lay fifth.

2015 KENYA NATIONAL RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP (with only one round to go):

  1. Jaspreet Chatthe – 132.5 points
  2. Ian Duncan – 98.5
  3. Tapio Laukkanen – 83
  4. Carl Tundo – 83
  5. Baldev Chager – 82.5
  6. Jas Mangat – 60
  7. Rajbir Rai – 60
  8. Onkar Rai – 47
  9. Manvir Baryan – 41
  10. Quentin Mitchell – 39
  11. Jasmeet Chana – 32
  12. Raajpal Bharij – 32
  13. Dennis Mwenda – 25
  14. Frank Tundo – 24
  15. Izhar Mirza – 22
  16. Karan Patel – 17
  17. Mahesh Halai – 16
  18. Alastair Cavenagh – 15
  19. Jansher Sandhu – 15
  20. Eric Bengi – 13
  21. Murage Wa Waigwa – 13
  22. Leonardo Varese – 13
  23. Asad Khan – 12
  24. Tejveer Rai – 12
  25. Sammy Nyorri – 11
  26. Bhupinder Sagoo – 11
  27. Alex Lairang’i – 11
  28. Amaanraj Rai – 10.5
  29. Chandrakant Devji – 10
  30. Farhaaz Khan – 10
  31. James Kirimi – 9
  32. Gurmit Thethy – 8
  33. George Njoroge – 8
  34. Nadeem Kana – 8
  35. Rob Hellier – 8
  36. Natasha Tundo – 8
  37. Hussein Malik – 7
  38. Paras Pandya – 7
  39. Jonathan Somen – 6
  40. Nikhil Sachania – 6
  41. Steve Mwangi – 6
  42. Aslam Khan – 6
  43. Ranjeet Sehmi – 5
  44. Eric Njogu – 5
  45. Pavit Kenth – 5
  46. Geoff Mayes – 5
  47. Taiti Wachira – 5
  48. Don Smith – 5
  49. Steve Gacheru – 4
  50. Nish Lakhani – 4
  51. Steffano Rocca – 3
  52. Azar Anwar – 3
  53. Jitendra Dhokia – 2
  54. Andrew Muchemi – 2
  55. Arif Kana – 2
  56. Niaz Bashir – 2
  57. Alfir Khan – 2
  58. Piero Cannobio – 2
  59. Naushad Lota – 2
  60. Prakash Jetain – 2
  61. Ramesh Vishram – 2
  62. Milan Kukadia – 2
  63. Miten Lodhia – 2
  64. Imran Kana – 2
  65. Navdeep Sandhu – 2
  66. Imran Mogul – 2
  67. Kirit Rajput – 2
  68. Edward Maina – 2
  69. Shiraz Yusuf – 2
  70. Umar Khalid – 2