• Short Summary

    Only thirty cars of the 98 starters remained on Sunday after two legs of the rain ruined 22nd East African Safari Rally in Kenya.

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    Only thirty cars of the 98 starters remained on Sunday after two legs of the rain ruined 22nd East African Safari Rally in Kenya.

    A freak monsoon storm on Thursday trapped seventy cars in the mud all night but race officials decided not to count the penalty points collected. All but 16 of the stuck cars returned to the race after being towed clear but many have since dropped out.

    Swedish ace Bjorn Waldegaard driving a Porsche Carrera held a points lead after the second leg around west Kenya's treacherous Tot escarpment. Local driver Joginder Singh - the flying Sikh - was in second place in a Japanese Mitsubishi Colt and Italian Sandro Munari was lying third in a Lancia.

    First leg leader Finland's Hannu Mikkola, and Sweden's Ove Andersson who was in third place, both dropped out in the second leg with faults in their Peugeot 504s.

    The organisers have added another three hours onto the second leg time limit because of the rain.

    On Sunday the cars left Nairobi on the third and final leg of the 5,000 kilometre (3,000 mile) rally to Malindi on the Indian Ocean coast and back.

    For the first time this year the rally course does not leave Kenya.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6W0BWXV79M5HGRYLFPSSY3XQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6W0BWXV79M5HGRYLFPSSY3XQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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