East African Safari Classic Rally: Day 4 start times

Nick Mason and Carpal Sudle
Nick Mason and Carpal Sudle handle the mud on Day 4 of the East African Safari Classic 2015 (Photo cropped from an original via Twitter @masudle)

The 4th Day of the Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic Rally 2015 is underway, with Swede Stig Blomqvist starting the day as leader in his Porsche 911.

He is followed by fellow countryman Richard Goransson, Belgium’s Gregoire de Mevius and Kenya’s Alastair Cavenagh, who are all driving Porsche 911’s.

At 9th place, the highest placed British driver of the competition so far, is Richard Jackson (Porsche 911 – Car 25) with Andrew Siddall two places behind in his Datsum 260Z (car number 12).

Today’s action starts from Amboseli National Park before drivers cross into Tanzania through Namanga. The first stage of the day will take drivers through Amboseli Fence/Mishinani Gate.

The current top 10 positions along with the British drivers competing and start times can be found below:

Pos Driver Car / Number Nationality Start Time
1 Stig Blomqvist Porsche 911 / 3 Sweden 08.30
2 Richard Goransson Porsche 911 / 6 Sweden 08.32
3 Gregoire de Mevius Porsche 911 / 2 Belgium 08.34
4 Alastair Cavenagh Porsche 911/ 10 Kenya 08.36
5 Carl Tundo Triumph TR7 V8 / 5 Kenya 08.38
6 Onkar S. Rai Porsche 911 / 8 Kenya 08.40
7 Joakim Roman Porsche 911 / 17 Sweden 08.42
8 Bernard Munster Porsche 911 / 9 Belgium 08.44
9 Richard Jackson Porsche 911 / 25 Britain 08.46
10 Geoff Bell Datsun 260Z / 7 South Africa 08.48
11 Andrew Siddall Datsun 260Z / 12 Britain 08.50
16 Steve Troman Porsche 911 / 24 Britain 09.00
30 Nick Mason Datsun 240Z / 29 Britain 09.28
32 Ramesh Vishram Ford Escort Mk II / 43 Britain 09.32
37 Tim Chesser Ford Escort / 44 Britain 09.42

Starting the race today were 46 cars, one more than yesterday, after car 18, a Porsche 911 driven by Swedish pair Roger Samuelsson and Robin Friberg, returns to the action after rolling on Day 1.