Two-time Kenya National Rally champion Alastair Cavenagh says he is ready to wrestle other top drivers in the fourth round of the championships set for Voi this Saturday.
Cavenagh and his navigator, Gavin Laurence, in their Proton Neo Satria S2000 have one of the four highly rated S2000cars that will feature in Voi.
Carl ‘Flash’ Tundo in a Proton, Quentin Mitchell’s left-hand drive Skoda Fabia and Nikhil Sachania’s custom-made hand-controlled Fiat Abarth Grande Punto are others who will be driving in S2000s.
Cavenagh who didn’t finish a single rally last season, is upbeat he will lead his Proton to a podium finish after rebuilding the gear box while resting his Porsche that he wants to enter at the East Africa Safari Classic Rally.
“The Protons have been unreliable and disappointing since we acquired them last year. I had hoped with a new engine, the problems of reliability would have been resolved but this has not been the case,” he observed.
“I have no option but to stick with the car for this year and try to make it reliable. The gearbox has been rebuilt and it is high time that the car prove critics wrong. The Porsche is currently being stripped and rebuilt and I will do one more rally in it in preparation for the East Africa Safari Classic,” Cavenagh said.