Muna Singh Jr unfazed by tough Safari Rally

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Muna Singh Jr during last the 2016 Pearl of Africa Rally

The Kenya Safari Rally is undoubtedly one of the most challenging and competitive but also thrilling rally events on the continent.

Already Zambia’s Muna Singh Jr feels equipped enough to break through all the toughest aspects of the rally as he makes his debut in Kenya.

“I know Safari Rally is so tough and the competition very stiff. But I also do know that I am capable of competing with the top drivers in Africa.

“This will be a great experience for me as it will be my first time to race in Kenya, how I love racing on a new terrain,” he told Kawowo Sports.

The 22-year-old Singh will be bouncing back to chase for the Africa rally title yet again.

His dream of a maiden ARC title last year were dashed by mechanical issues to his Subaru N14. He lost the title to Kenya’s Don Smith.

 

And unlike last year when he was only battling against Smith for the ARC title, 2017 provides a host of other title contenders. All hoping to earn their first championship points in the Safari.

“Well, since it is early in the championship, I have to guarantee a finish.

“I will drive like I have always done, maximum attack, with no risks, maintain a quick pace and I should find myself scoring some good points,” he asserts.

Singh also admits that the new ARC scoring system will generate great competition. The system requires for all ARC crews to finish in the top ten to score points.

“The new scoring system is spot on in my opinion. It forces registered drivers to push and try to finish as high as possible.

“That is what the competition is all about and it’s what the fans want to see,” he said.

Singh will be navigated by Zunaid Khan.