Rally driver Jasmeet Chana is banking on his recent top 10 finish in Nakuru Rally, the opening round of the Kenya National Rally Championship, KNRC ahead of this month’s Machakos Rally.
Navigated by his elder sibling Ravi Chana, Jasmeet aka ‘Iceman’ is determined to up his ante in Machakos where he has previously finished third overall.
Chana who finished 8th overall during last month’s Nakuru Rally reckons that the time has come for him to stand up and fight against his KNRC Premier Class race adversaries.
“Standards have been set and only the sky’s the limit. With quality fuels from Jaguar Petroleum, we can now commit and drive with the much-needed confidence and gusto,” said Chana.
Although he may not have graduated to sit around the same dining table with the likes of Carl Tundo and Baldev Chager, he’s convinced that he has what it takes to compete at a considerable level of stage times.
‘2021 is a WRC year, meaning we really got to compete with the much-needed flamboyance and gusto. As much as we will start Machakos placed eighth on the KNRC log, I believe we have more to give.’
“Definitely, my expectations this year are a lot higher than last year,” Iceman quipped.
The Machakos Rally will count towards the second round of the Kenya National Rally Championship and will be held on 27-28 March 2021.
KNRC Standings after Nakuru Rally -Round 1
1 Baldev Chager 33
2 Tejveer Rai 25
3 Onkar Rai 23
4 Ian Duncan 19
5 Eric Bengi 17
6 Paras Pandya 15
7 Nikhil Sachania 13
8 Jasmeet Chana 11
9 Ghalib Hajee 9
10 Evans Kavisi 7
11 Daren Miranda 5
12 Edward Maina 4
13 Rajiv Ruparelia 3