Three Is A Charm For Autrocross Chasing Hat-Trick Sahir Mughal

Mar 20 - by SPN Correspondent for SportPesa News

Zameer Verjee and teenage driver Rajveer Thethy lining up as the biggest competition to two time winner at Jamhuri track on Sunday

Autocross action. PHOTO/Courtesy

  • Sahir emerged the winner of the last race at Jamhuri with Zameer Verjee and teenage driver Rajveer Thethy lining up as the biggest competition
  • In Two Wheel Drive Turbo class Izmir Racing trio of Shalien Mughal, Imran Hakada and Shaz Esmail will be at it against round one winner Kunal Patel in the battle for 2WD T honours
  • The first two events of the 2019 Autocross series gone down in Mai Mahiu in late January and Jamhuri on February 24 organised by Sikh Union Nairobi and Kenya Motor Sports Club (KMSC)

NAIROBI, Kenya- Izmir Racing driver Sahir Mughal hopes to make it two in a row when the third round of the KCB National Autocross Championship heads to Jamhuri Park racetrack on Sunday.

Sahir emerged the winner of the last race at Jamhuri with Zameer Verjee and teenage driver Rajveer Thethy lining up as the biggest competition.

“Zameer and Thethy have been driving really well over the past two races, so I anticipate cutthroat battle for points,” said Sahir.

"All is well. The car didn't have any issues in the last event, so it’s pretty much basic checks. We are aiming for a quick clean race," Zameer added.

In Two Wheel Drive Turbo class Izmir Racing trio of Shalien Mughal, Imran Hakada and Shaz Esmail will be at it against round one winner Kunal Patel in the battle for 2WD T honours.

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"We are looking forward to the next round of the National Championship this weekend. We have been working round the clock to get all our buggies and cars ready for the event.

"Some are being rebuilt and other just minor upgrades. We have also spent a lot of time testing and setting up our machines. Hopefully, we will very be competitive coming this weekend," said Shalien.

The 4WD T Class has attracted defending champion Sahib Omar and immediate former champion Rehan Shah of Ray Racing. It will be a busy race-day for teammates Shalien and Imran who will be sharing a Subaru in the 4WD Turbo Class.

Tsorav Soni and girl driver Kiana will square off in the Pee Wee while Tsevi Soni, Illyun Mughal in a Polaris and defending champion Yuvraj "Yuvi" Rajput resume the tussle for points in Bambino .

Meanwhile, Team Safaricom Home Fibre and Decko Racing has confirmed six drivers in their outfit this weekend. Wayne Fernandes with a Quad Bike will be joined by the Sonis (Tsorav and Tsevi) and Rajputs (Kiana, Yuvraj, Kirit) in the team. 

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"I'm excited to see how the boys perform in this week end's Autocross. Yuvraj drove outstandingly well and won the last race with a convincing margin and hope he can keep the driving up. Kiana my daughter is also taking part alongside Tsorav in the Pee Wee class.

"As for me I just want to have some fun with my kids and hope for the best," Kirit said.

The first two events of the 2019 Autocross series gone down in Mai Mahiu in late January and Jamhuri on February 24 organised by Sikh Union Nairobi and Kenya Motor Sports Club (KMSC).

Entries thus far

1. Ken Nteere - 4WDT

2. Rajveer Thethy - 2WD NT

3. Kirit Rajput - Open 

4. Wayne Fernandes - Quad

5. Kiana Rajput - PeeWee

6.Yuvraj Rajput - Bambino

7. Tsevi Soni - Bambino

8. Tsorav Soni - PeeWee

9. Sameer Nanji 2WD NT

10. Shalien Mughal -2WDT 

11. Shalien Mughal - Open 

12. Sahir Mughal 2WD NT 

13. Imran Hakada 2WDT 

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14. Imran Hakada - Open 

15. Shaz Ismail 2WDT 

16. Lovejyot Singh 2WDT 

17. Illiyun Mughal- Bambino 

18. John Ngugi - 4WD

19. Andrew Muchemi - 4WD

20. McRae Kimathi - 4WD

21. John Nganga - 4WD

22. George Njoroge - 4WD

23. Zameer Verjee - 2WD NT

24. Nazir Verjee 2WD T