Multiple former Kenya champion, Baldev Chager, was the star attraction on the fourth day of Safari Classic after dislodging compatriot Carl Tundo from the summit.
Third, fourth and first fastest times on the day were all that he needed to catapult to the top of the event at the halfway stage.
Richard Jackson of Great Britain is lying second two minutes behind, while Carl Tundo has dipped to third. Chager had been charging quite hard behind Tundo and true to his word made good his threats to fight for a top spot.
Chager took control of the proceedings on the day’s penultimate stage with over a minute lead and was a cut above the rest with the top stage time. Chager is making his Safari Classic Rally driving debut and hopes to clinch victory on his first year as a driver, after navigating for former Kenya National Rally Division Two champion and Kabras Sugar teammate Onkar Rai over the past two editions.