The Kenyan Motor Sports Federation (KMSF) has raised concerns and puts measures to encounter covid 19 escalations during rally events. The banning of fans from events is to adhere to the ministry of health and FIA guidelines to cut risks of spreading the virus.
In the press released document from KMSF, it restricts fans from accessing stages be it from start or end of rally zones starting with the forthcoming Machakos rally on this Sunday.
The document states … “In line with the government and FIA Covid-19 guidelines, the federation will not allow spectators in the Machakos rally at the start or finish at areas and the entire rally routes as a measure to discourage social gatherings.
“However, official team mechanics, sponsors and the media will be allowed in their work stations but they will be required to observe social distancing , hand hygiene, wear face mask and maybe required to produce medical testing records.”
The document adds that “This unprecedented decision has been taken to contain the third wave of covid 19 but is by no means permanent but will be reviewed from time to time.”
Meanwhile in Machakos rally this Sunday, Eric Benji co-driven by Mutuma Peter will be the first off the ramp at expansive Lisa Farm in the Mitsubishi Evo x R4 when they tackle the second round of KNRC.
Tejveer Rai will go 2nd then Ian Duncan, followed by immediate former champion Carl “Flash” Tundo (Evo x) reigning champion Baldev Chager (Evo x) and Karan Patel (Ford Fiesta R5).
After a disappointing KCB Nakuru rally where they finished 12th, the Ugandan crew of Rajiv Ruparelia and Enock Leroy Olinga have gone for another test and learning experience in Machakos.
Earlier the crew stated all these events are a learning curve and dress rehearsals for the upcoming Equator and WRC safari rallies, so nothing much should be expected though they’re focusing on doing better.
The RR team currently have 3 points in total on the KNRC championship table.