A Kenya due on Sunday (25 August) won the Coca Cola motor rally -- one of the world's major rally events.
GV Dr. Kiano speaks to Joginder Singh PAN TO car
CU Start and finish sign and crowd PAN TO car number one (Joginder Singh) away (2 shots)
MV Dr. Kiano waves car No. 4
MV PAN Car No. 2 away as race officials check time (2 shots)
MV PAN Car No. 3 away
MV PAN Car No. 15 in street heading towards country
GV PAN Car No. 5 along dusty road
GV PAN Car No. 7 ditto
SV Hole in road TILT UP Car No. 27 steers around hole
GV Car No. 46 along road
LV PAN Car No. 5 across bumps
LV PAN Another car across bumps
GV ZOOM IN Car No. 5 finishes as crowds cheer (2 shots)
MV Davinder Singh and Roger Barnard on top of car drinking champagne
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SPORT: CAR RACING
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Background: A Kenya due on Sunday (25 August) won the Coca Cola motor rally -- one of the world's major rally events.
Davinder Singh and Roger Barnard in a Misubishi Colt Lancer came in first, losing 28 points. Zully Rehmtulla and Nizar Jivani in a Datsun came in second losing 47 points, and Van-Dyk and Street in a Ranault Alpine were third with 51 points. They shared third place with Collinge and Bates in a Colt Gallant.
The rally - which attracted 56 entrants this year, about 30 fewer than last year -- was first run in 1967, and is now a Kenya championship event. Like the Monte Carlo rally, this rally has a number of different starting points -- Nairobi, Nakuru and Nanyuki -- for the first leg. For the second leg, all cars use the same course.
Davinder and Barnard set out from Nairobi and were placed first at the end of the first leg on Saturday (24 August). They held off the challengers during the second leg on Sunday (25 August).
The winner of the April East african Safari, Joginder Singh -- Davinder's brother -- was among the favourites to win the Coca Cola rally. He was placed fifth at the end of the first leg on Saturday, but the clutch in his Lancer burnt out on Sunday.
Only 36 of the 56 starters finished the first leg of the rally.
Davinder Singh and Roger Barnard received their prizes -- the Coca Cola Trophy and a lump sum in cash -- at a champagne reception at Nairobi's Intercontinental Hotel on Sunday evening.