By Baba Maxwel
Geoff Mayes enters the opening round of KNRC KCB Guru Nanak Rally 8th – 9th February 2020 which also double as the opening round of East African Rally championship EARC with a Toyota Lexus LX 570 under SPV class.
The Reigning Kenya National Rally championship Division 3 champions Geoff Mayes and the co-driver Suzanne Zwager will be wearing competition door number 29 on the monster car that won back to back Brutal Baja 500 and Baja 1000 Championship in North America driven by famous Joe Bacal.
Joe Bacal Photo: Lexus California
“We have only driven the Lexus for 5km but it feels powerful and certainly sounds good, We have no real targets for this weekend as our main focus is just to get some points on the board. Our own car is having a major rebuild and once she is ready we’ll push for some top 10 results. This car is a proven winner in America so lets see how the weekend goes says Geoff Mayes.
The pair, who will run under the Silverspread Meru Rally Team banner, are targeting the inaugural Rally Raid class of the 2020 KNRC Championship alongside their Rally Raid commitments.
Mayes and Zwager have decided to temporarily use the Lexus whilst their own V8 Tomcat undergoes a full rebuild ahead of an extended campaign. The duo have an exciting year ahead, with more details to be announced within this month of February. “
Mayes and Zwager are sponsored by Silverspread Meru and Precision Hydration.