With the field cut by more than a half after the first leg, the 1975 Kenyan Safari Rally settled down on Saturday (29 March) into a grim duel between Kenya's Joginder Singh and three top European drivers, hoping to deprive him of a unique third rally win.
GV Car No. 4 round hairpin bend and up hill
GV Car No. 3 round hairpin bend and up hill
GV Car No. 8 pulling in at checkpoint and asking for drink
GV No. 26 pulls in, has drink passed to him in car and pulls away
GV Car No. 4 skids and broadsides into town
GV Car No. 4 down straight and past camera
GV Car No. 26 past camera followed by Car No. 3
GV Car No. 32 (Only Japanese entry) across bridge and past camera
GV Car 39 past camera and away
Initials CL/1722 CL/1741
SPORT: MOTOR RACING
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Background: With the field cut by more than a half after the first leg, the 1975 Kenyan Safari Rally settled down on Saturday (29 March) into a grim duel between Kenya's Joginder Singh and three top European drivers, hoping to deprive him of a unique third rally win.
With only half-a-dozen cars in serious contention at this stage, the rally also saw a struggle for supremacy between the Japanese Colts, Italian Lancias and French Peugeots ... with the challenge from the French Renaults virtually extinguished. Only one Alpine is left in the race, six have fallen by the wayside.
Starting the second leg of this marathon 3, 700-mile (6,000-kilometre) drive on Saturday morning from Nairobi, Singh, in his Colt Lancer, had a 12-point lead over Bjorn Waldegaard of Sweden in a Lancia. But the Kenyan, after 500 miles (800 kilometres) had extended his lead to 42 points, having a total of 242 penalty points to the Swede's 284.
In third place was Ove Anderson of Sweden in a Peugeot 504 with 305 penalty points and fourth was Sandro Munari of Italy in a Lancia.
Singh's team-mate, Andrew Cowan of Britain, was fifth in another Colt Lancer.