Fireworks as Carl “flash” Tundo aka MR. Safari switches car at the last minute from his famous Mitsubishi Evolution x R5 killer, to the VW Polo R5 in the upcoming ARC Equator and WRC safari rallies.
Tundo recieved a call from Minti Motorsport- asking him if he can grab the opportunity to drive for the team since driver Joey Ghose will miss out on the upcoming events due to covid restrictions at home, and dificulcy in logistics.
The Oman and UK based team (Minti Motorsport) went on to issue a press release and this is how it reads….
“With the prevailing global COVID pandemic, Minti Motorsport, a team made up of members from across the world are finding it very difficult to ‘assemble’ in Kenya for the forthcoming ARC and WRC Safari rallies. Restrictions both from home countries like Oman and UK, to name a few, and the uncertainty are causing havoc logistically.
MINTI MOTORSPORT have however gone local again to continue to support our sport during these challenging times and we are proud to announce that Carl ‘Flash’ Tundo will be driving our VW Polo R5 for the Equator ARC Rally and WRC Safari Rally.
We would like to thank Kenya Motorsport Fédération for their support in assisting our team.
The crew change remains pending FIA approval.
MINTI Motorsport will have 2 cars running in Kenya this season, the historic Nissan 240RS which will be driven by Ian Duncan and the VW Polo R5 which will now be driven by Flash Tundo.”
ARC Equator rally will be a dress rehearsal for WRC safari rally yet scores on African and Kenya national rally championships. Toyota gazoo SA sponsored team of Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy-Lyle from south Africa leads the table with 25 points from one round.