Carl ‘Flash’ Tundo to grace Top Fry Safari Rally


The Savage Rally Team participating in the Top Fry Classic Safari Rally 2018 is all set for the gruelling race that revs off from Nanyuki this Thursday.

The team comprising of three classic Datsun Rally cars will be racing in the five-day rally event organized by Rift Valley Motorsports Club, to raise funds and awareness on the plight of the critically endangered Kenyan Mountain Bongo antelope.

Currently under breeding management and protection at the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy (MKWC), the rare Kenyan Mountain Bongo antelope has a population of about 100 in the wild globally, way below the threshold of 250 mature individuals required to make a genetically stable population.

Drawn for flag off at positions 12, 16 and 23 respectively, the Savage Rally Team will comprise of, Jonathan Savage navigated by Kieran Day in a Datsun 260Z, Quentin Savage navigated by Adam Bowen in a Datsun 180B. The third Savage Rally Team car will be handled by Steve Parkinson and Russel Savage in a Datsun 260Z.

Speaking when confirmiong the trios’ readiness ahead of the Friday flag off, Savage Rally Team Leader, Jonathan Savage, said the three cars will all spot distinct Kenyan Mountain Bongo livery with Bongo Moja, Bongo Mbili and Bongo Tatu identity tags on their windshields.

“We are all set for the second round of the Rift Valley 1000 Classic Rally which will also see the Savage Rally Team actively step out to support ongoing Bongo conservation efforts at the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy near Nanyuki town,” Savage said.

Set to be staged over the Easter Weekend this year, the Top Fry Classic Safari Rally will be flagged off by Laikipia County Governor, Nderitu Muriithi from the Sweet Waters Serena Camp at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Laikipia County on Thursday.

Drivers participating in the Rally will cover a competitive distance of more than 1000km through Laikipia and Baringo County terrain ahead of the Parc Ferme finish at Lake Bogoria Spa Resort on Monday.


Top Fry Classic Safari Rally 2018 seeded entry list

1.Raaji Bharij and Rajay Sehmi [Kenya]

2.Carl Tundo and Tim Jessop [Kenya]

3 .Geoff Bell and Tim Challen [Kenya]

4.Ian Duncan and Amaar Slatch[ kenya]

5 Baldev Chager and Ravi Soni [Kenya]

6.Onkar Rai and Des Page-Morris [Kenya]

7Andrew Siddall and Gary Mcelhinney [Kenya]

8 .Tejvir Rai and Zaha Shah Kenya

9.John Lloyd and Andrian Cavenagh [United Kingdom]

10Alastair Cavenagh and Gavin Laurence [Kenya]

11 .Frank Tundo and Kirit Dave [Kenya]

12Jonathan Savage and Kieran Day [Kenya ]

13.Kailesh Chauhan and Tariq Malik [Kenya]

14.Jayant shah Ravi and Chana [Tanzania]

15 Aslam Khans and Arshad Khan [Kenya]

16 .Quentin savage and Adam Bowen [Kenya

17 .Rob Hellier and Douglas Rundgren [Kenya]

18 .Rommy Bamrah and Harvey Jutley[ Kenya ]

  1. Ramesh Vishram riyaz Ismail Kenya

20 .Nick Mason and Crispin Sasson [United Kingdom]

21 Marzio Kravos and Renzo Bernadi [Kenya]

22 Malcolm Destro tba [Kenya ]

23 Steve Parkinson and Russel Savage [Kenya]

24 rob Linck  and imran khan[ kenya ]

25 Rajesh Maini and Devan Bhundia[ Kenya

26Hardev Singh and Sira Tba [United Kingdom [

27 .Joey Ghose and Sinder Sudle[ Kenya ]

28 .Francis Tuthill Tba United [kingdom]

29 .Megan Verlaque and Andrew Doig (South Africa)

30.Dinesh Sachania Feisal Khan [Kenya]

31. Lola Volaque Edward Verlaque[ Sout

32. Mitraj Lochab Armadip Virdi [Kenya

33.Raj Jutley and Etienne Malherbe [Kenya]

34David Gough and Nick Starkey [United Kingdom].

35.Akash Dodhia and Altaf Ganatra [Kenya]

36.Jasneil Ghataure and Falgun Bhojak [Kenya]

-By Aaron Muthomi


Carl “Flash” Tundo Top Fry Classic Safari Rally Five-time Kenya Safari Rally champion

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