AUSTRIAN ROSENBERGER RECLAIMS LEADERBOARD SPOT, AS BALDEV ENDURES ANOTHER TOUGH DAY

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Austrian Kris Rosenberger had a superb drive yesterday that saw him take back the overnight lead after the 4th day of the Safaricom East African Safari Classic Rally.

Navigated by Nicole Bleicher in a Tuthill Porsche 911, Kris opened a 36.0 seconds gap after posting the cumulative time after the 4 days of 06.53.57 to take the leader board position in a day that saw the competitors tackle dynamic stages from Arusha to Tanga.

Veteran Stig Blomqvist who earlier in the day won the 40Km Kifaru/Mwanga first stage of the day settled for the second overall spot on the leader board with a time of 06:54:27 followed by Kabras Racing

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Teams Tejveer Rai navigated by Gavin Laurence in third, with 07:09:05. The former WRC champion posted the best time of all the day’s stages 01:44:54. This was Blomqvist’s first stage win of the classic rally this year. Earlier, Onkar Rai won the 92Km.

Same/Mkomazi 2nd stage of the day but drive shaft problems dampened his run. Onkar finished the 4th day 8th in 07:18:03

Earlier in the day the proverbial rally gremlins continued to dog Kabras Racing Teams Baldev Chager who missed two stages of the day.

During the first stage, Chager’s Porsche 911 encountered torsion bar problems which part of the main suspension system.

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