Top WRC stars to recce Safari Rally route

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first_img0Shares0000Action during a past Kenya Motorsports Federation Rally. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 26 – Top world rally drivers will descend on the picturesque Kenyan terrain as the country prepares to host a World Rally Championship (WRC) candidate event next year.The impending development will come amidst changes that have been effected by the Kenya Motor Sports Federation (KMSF) for the country to realign itself with the International Motor Sports Federation (FIA) standards. KMSF President and WRC Project Chief Executive Officer Phineas Kimathi hinted that leading WRC drivers will use the candidate event to recce the route “ostensibly to familiarize themselves with the conditions in Africa”.Legendary rally driver Michele Mouton who is also the FIA Race Director is expected in the country to inspect the routes that have been earmarked for the candidate rally which will be held during the first week of July, 2019.“Mouton will inspect the three blocks of the route around Kajiado, Nanyuki, Naivasha and Nakuru; and will recommended accordingly after the end of her visit,” said Kimathi.The changes made to the 2019 National Competition Rules (NCRs) are meant to give the country  the requisite impetus to be considered as a host of the WRC leg by FIA in 2020.-Spectator friendly Kimathi said KNRC organisers will create spectator friendly areas with the introduction of ‘power stage’ concept in 2019, “thereby providing better access to the drivers and media”.“The power stage is a new concept introduced by the FIA and it is held either in the first or last stages basically to motivate drivers where the winner is usually given bonus points.“Drivers will earn additional 5 points for winning the powere stage and bring Rally more to the people,” said Kimathi.He added that the Board approved changes to the 2019 Rally Sport Sporting Regulations to scrap the National B13 class introduced in 2018.“This is to align the KMSF with the FIA classes for the homologated cars. The distance between refuels has also been increased from 80 KMS to a 100 KMS maximum, to enable organisers to explore longer and vast stages KMSF have revised the percentage of participation to be eligible for championship from 75% to 80%, this is to encourage the competitors to participate in more events,” said Kimathi.-Board approvalProposals to improve the current Rally Raid Championship were approved by the Board, Kimathi added.“A general outline for Sporting Regulations to improve the route design was agreed. Details of the route to be used during each day of the race are now defined.”“A strategy and action plan for the future of drifting was also presented for implementation by 2020, which outlined the intention to form a KMSF Drifting Commission for 2019 to support in developing grassroots programmes, by 2020 over and above improving the quality and organizational level of the Drifting sport,” he added.Following the acceptance of the perception of Hill Climb events in 2018, the introduction of new Hill climb Commission was approved, to prepare for 2019 Championship:The Board also  agreed to set up a Developing Motorsports Grassroots and Budget Racing Committee to be headed by legendary Rally driver Azar Anwar  to look into a cheaper /affordable car class that can be; homologated through the KMSF in order to promote motorsport in the grassroots level, in an effort to increase participation in the national championship events.The introduction of new KMSF appeals court was approved to look into competitors grievances.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


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first_img Meanwhile, legal experts are gearing up to help fight those citations, saying that many of the students attended public meetings, and can’t be suspended for walking out under the California education code. “We believe there are some defenses to these truancy tickets, including attending a public meeting,” said Cynthia Anderson-Barker, a Los Angeles attorney and member of the National Legal Guild. She believes O’Connell’s reluctance to honor district waivers during the walkouts will change. “I don’t believe it’s a done deal,” she said. Susan Abram, (818) 713-3664 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event Waivers can be filed only for emergencies – such as fires, floods or earthquakes – or a labor strike involving transportation services, according to state education codes, O’Connell said. Los Angeles Superintendent Roy Romer issued a statement expressing disappointment but did not say if the LAUSD would pursue other options. “It’s unfortunate there is little likelihood for appeal for the loss of state revenue resulting from the drop in student attendance during the walkouts,” Romer said. “We need every dollar we can get to support our schools.” The state pays school districts $28.60 per day per student. Local school officials estimate 26,955 students walked out of classes on Monday, 7,685 on Tuesday and 211 on Wednesday, including 30 students from Birmingham High School in Van Nuys. About 90 students were cited for truancy or loitering on Wednesday. No walkouts or citations were reported on Thursday, according to the LAUSD. Three days of student walkouts could cost Los Angeles Unified almost $1 million in attendance-based funding, which state officials said Thursday they would not reimburse. California schools Superintendent Jack O’Connell said he has received numerous inquiries from districts statewide about waivers that would offset the cost of students skipping class to demonstrate for illegal immigrants’ rights. But O’Connell said the criteria that would allow reimbursements does not include students who miss school for protests. “While I am pleased that students are engaging in civic debate and exercising their right to free speech and assembly, we must encourage them to enjoy these hard-fought liberties in ways that will not hinder their or their classmates’ education,” O’Connell said. “I know you have already shared with your students the fact that missing school not only impacts their education, it also affects school funding.” last_img read more