Tundo junior makes racing debut as KCB Autocross 8 takes off

When 9-year-old Billy Tundo visited the Gilgil circuit today, he became the second son of a KNRC rider to compete in the 2021 KCB Kenya National Autocross Championship.

Billy hopes to follow in his father’s footsteps in a sport the Tundos have been associated with for years of ass.

The son of reigning African champion Carl “Flash” Tundo makes his Bambino class autocross debut against Yuvraj Rajput and Karamveer Singh Rooprai.

Eann Bengi, son of KNRC Premier class pilot Eric Bengi, also competes in the Pee Wee class against daughter pilot Kiana Rajput.

The event, hosted by the Rift Valley Motor & Sport Club (RVMSC), drew 33 drivers, including the 1984 WRC Safari Rally Ian Duncan who drives in the Two Wheel Drive Turbo class.

The 4WD Turbo class has attracted people like Eric Bengi and Lovejyot Singh while the open class has Maxine Wahome and Hamza Anwar.

Newly elected RVMSC President Harry Sagoo said the track is fast and twisty, “ideal for thrills”.

Sagoo announced that the club has presented a proposal to KMSF to host a number of events, including hill climbs, rally raids and practice rallies.
The RVMSC is one of the oldest automobile clubs in the country today.

“We recently took over the management of the club and we hope to make it much more dynamic by hosting more club-based events,” said Sagoo.

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