Kenyan driver Joginder Singh, known as the flying Sikh, has won this year's East African Safari Motor Rally.
Kenyan driver Joginder Singh, known as the flying Sikh, has won this year's East African Safari Motor Rally. Joginder also won the event in 1965.
Only 16 care finished the gruelling three thousand mile, four day event out of a field of 98. Nine of those to complete the rally were Japanese Mitsubishi and Datsun cars out of the 56 Japanese cars to set out in the rally.
It's the second time in succession that an Asian driving a Japanese car has won. The winner last year was Ugandan Asian millionaire Shekhar Mehta, in a Datsun.
Second place this year went to Swedish driver Bjorn Waldegaard in a Porsche Carrera. he lost 706 penalty points for lateness at controls against 678 points for Joginder.
Third was Sandro Munari, the Italian driver, in a Lancia Fulvin. He had??? 42 ponalty points. Munarl said after the rally he was robbed of victory.
He was referring to a decision by the judges to nullify penalty points incurred on one sector when a tropical downpour washed the road away and left 70 cars bogged down for 12 hours. Munari said that on that sector Joinder was well down.