1 January 2013

Kenya: Jasmeet Set to Launch Evo9 Car in Season Opener

Immediate former "S" class champion Jasmeet Chana is set to graduate to the Group "N" category when the 2013 KCB Kenya National Rally Championship's first round event revs-off in Nairobi.

The two times former Formula Two champion is working round the clock to ensure the teams newly-acquired Mitsubishi Evo9 machine is ready well in time for the premier event which to be organised by Kenya Motor Sports Club on the weekend of January 26-27.

The car was flown in on December 2 and is being prepared at the CRS Racing workshop in Westlands, Nairobi.

"The Evo is a good car and has been used in the Finnish national championship. It was previously driven by Mika Salo. Its all reinforced, so we are just getting the suspension to work better and trying out different gearbox ratios to suit our roads," explained Jasmeet.

Asked what his strategy for the new season will be, Jasmeet said: "Well, we want results and right now its all about learning the new car."

Asked what will become of the teams other cars (currently lying in their workshop), Jasmeet continued: "The (VW) Golf will be driven in the Club championships while the (Toyota) Celica is going to be kept as a collectors item."

Jasmeet won the KNRC Group "S" Championship with George Njoroge in a Toyota Celica GT4 in 2011. In the 2012 season, he lost his title to brother Jaswinder while finishing third.

The 2012 "S" class title was won by Jasmeet's elder siblings Jaswinder and Ravi Chana,who will be using the same car until a new car arrives.

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