THE Singh brothers Jassy and Muna junior’s campaign for the African Rally Championship (ARC) title yesterday suffered a blow as both crashed out of the Tanzania International Rally.
Jassy and Muna are, however, still in contention for the continental title as Kenyan rival Jaspreet Chatthe, who is leading the ARC chart, also crashed out of the rally.
Chatthe, who won the Zambia International Rally, which was the third round of the seven-legged ARC championship, has 50 points while Jassy is second on 36 points, six better than third-placed Muna junior.
According to results posted on the ARC website, Muna, who finished fourth in the super special stage was the first to crash out when his Subaru Impreza N12 developed a mechanical fault that affected the arms in the first stage.
Muna managed to finish the first leg but failed to continue the race in the second stage due to a mechanical problem.
With Muna crashing out, all hopes remained in Jassy but he, too, was unfortunate as he failed to go beyond the second stage.
Jassy hit a rock and shattered the rim causing his Subaru N12 to catch fire but Chatthe, who was behind him, arrived on time to help the Zambian driver put off the fire.
He managed to change the tyre but again hit a culvert while Chatthe rolled out of the race.
The trio are expected to compete in next month’s Rwanda Mountain Gorilla, which is the fifth round on the ARC circuit.
Zambia Daily Mail