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National Championship 4th round revs off

ROBINSON KUNDA, Lusaka
BREATH-TAKING driving skills will be on display today when the Action Auto-sponsored National Rally Championship enters the fourth round with 20 drivers battling it out at Sable Farms in Chisamba.
Although there are 20 competitors that have entered the race, four drivers – reigning champion Jassy Singh, former champion Mohammed Essa, Muna Singh junior and Miles Monge are expected to steal the limelight.
The quartet has created bitter rivalry and is usually the darling of the motorsport fans with their dare-devil driving skills.
Drivers will entertain spectators with spectacular driving skills during the qualifying race at the Lusaka Motor Club in the Showgrounds before embarking on a 145 kilometres race to Chisamba where they will have eight stages.
Jassy is currently on top of the Zambia Motor Sport Association (ZMSA) standings with 69 points, 14 above younger brother Muna.
Geoffrey Chulu is occupying the third slot with 38 points and is above Monge and Farook Ticklay who are tied in fourth position while Essa has 25 points.
In today’s race Essa, Muna and Monge will be aiming to dethrone Jassy and this is what will make the rally interesting.
All the four drivers are racing in Subaru Impreza cars.
Apart from the four, one of Africa’s oldest rally drivers Azim Ticklay, who races in his faithful Toyota Land Cruiser, will be another driver to watch.
Ticklay boasts of over 30 years’ experience and that makes him one of the favourites to grab a podium finish in this championship.
Timothy Sakala, Kelvin Mhlanga, Chibula Kapala and Zubair Essa will be hoping to stamp their authority in rally by trying to finish ahead of other accomplished drivers.
ZMSA technical advisor Muna Singh said arrangements for staging the event have been finalised.



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