Zambia Rally to roll curtains down on 2017 African Championship

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ARC contender from Zambia Leroy Gomes

Gomes Zambia International Rally will close the final chapter to the 2017 Africa Rally Championship on the weekend of 21-22nd October in Lusaka.

Over 35 crews have been confirmed to participate in the final battle of this year’s ARC round with the aim of claiming the Zambia Rally glory.

A total of nine crews from Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, Belgium and South Africa will make up the ARC category.

Although the ARC title now more or less belongs to the Multiple Racing Team driver Manvir Baryan, his co-driver Drew Sturrock will count on the finish in Zambia to edge Urshlla Gomes to the co-driver championship.

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Manvir Baryan who needs only a start to claim the title

The battle for the third position will as well prevail between Christakis Fitidis, Kleevan Gomes and Giancarlo Davite.

Gomes is currently third, two points ahead of Fitidis and five points more than Davite. Whoever will finish ahead, will claim ARC third position.

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Kleevan Gomes’s Evo IX

The main battle is expected to go down between the nationals and the foreign crews as the former target to win at home.

The two-day rally will cover ten stages with a total competitive distance of 183.80kilometres.

ARC standings after round six
Manvir Baryan 90 points
Leroy Gomes 65
Kleevan Gomes 38
Christakis Fitidis 36
Giancarlo Davite 33

Co-drivers
Drew Sturrock 90 points
Urshlla Gomes 68
Riyaz Latife 37
Eric Nzamwita 36
Khetia Nital 30