Dunlop appointed official tyre supplier for SA Rally Championship
Dunlop will again be the official tyre of the 2014 South African Rally Championship. The Technical Working Group of Motorsport South Africa’s Rally Commission again opted to go with a single tyre supplier for the new season and appointed Dunlop, through official suppliers ATS, after a tender process. Dunlop has been the official tyre of national championship rallying since 2006.
Day 9 - A nail-biter as Duncan wins for Kenya in Ford Capri
When Stig Blomqvist (Porsche 911) and Ian Duncan (Ford Capri V8) started the last day of the East African Safari Classic Rally this morning, they were separated by just nine seconds with Duncan possessing the miniscule advantage. On the first competitive section – a run back through the Taita Hills – almost incredibly these two drivers set equal fastest time with the stopwatch unable to separate them. Thus the gap remained nine seconds in the Kenyan driver’s favour.
Day 8 – The two-man struggle continues
In the endurance struggle that is the East African Safari Classic Rally, with just one day and three competitive sections to go, the point is normally reached when one would expect to find competitors separated by whole fractions of an hour and looking to conserve their positions in the classification not to mention preserving their cars. For many competitors, this is the case but, up front, the situation is that the two leaders are separated by seconds and are still going for victory ‘hammer and tongs’.
Day 7 - A shorter day but not necessarily sweeter…
There is rarely an uneventful day on East African Safari Classic Rally and today was no exception, despite being shorter than planned due to cancellation of two out of four of the competitive sections. In the first section Ian Duncan in his Ford Capri kept his lead from Stig Blomqvist in a Race4Health Tuthill prepared Porsche 911 but it was diminished to only 56 seconds due to a puncture. With the lead back in sight, the Swedish crew then managed to take nearly two minutes off Duncan in the last section to give them an overall lead of 59 seconds. Amazingly for an event like this, it is still only a matter of seconds between these two crews.
Day 6 - The battle continues at the top
On the sixth day of this epic rally, the battle between local rally hero Ian Duncan and former World Rally Champion Stig Blomqvist continued on the East African Safari Classic Rally. The Kenyan crew have re-taken the lead they had after day three in their Ford Capri and are now 2 minutes 44 seconds ahead of Blomqvist in a Race4Health Porsche 911 on a day that brought rain for some but not all crews.