• Short Summary

    The eventual winner of the East African Motor Safari was in second place on Sunday (14 April), on the third and final leg.

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    The eventual winner of the East African Motor Safari was in second place on Sunday (14 April), on the third and final leg.

    Joginder Singh, driving a Mitsubishi Lancer was behind the Swedish driver Bjorn Waldegaard in his Porsche Carrera as the field drove for the rainswept Taita Hills southwest of Nairobi, in Kenya. But when the official results were announced on Monday (15 April) their positions were reversed, with the Swede taking second place.

    For Joginder, who is known as the "Flying Sikh", it was his second win in the rally -- the first was in 1965. His Mitsubishi was one of the nine Japanese cars out of sixteen which finished. These were the only survivors out of the field of 98 that set off four days before on the 3,000 mile (5,000 kms) event.

    Sandro Munari the Italian ace and former Monte Carlo Rally winner, was placed third, but he contested his placing and said "I have no hesitation in saying I was robbed of victory". The decision by the organisers to nullify penalty points incurred on one sector when a tropical cloudburst washed the road away leaving 70 cars bogged down was apparently the cause of Munari's complaint. He claimed that on this sector Joginder had been wall down.

    Continuing deluges forced the organisers to make yet another last-minute route change on Sunday to avid floods at Sultan Humud between Nairobi and the Indian Ocean Coast at Malindi where the drivers were routed.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4JA4D8KI7G8VDXKRZ46TSU2KE
    Media URN:
    VLVA4JA4D8KI7G8VDXKRZ46TSU2KE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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