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Arusha driver unchallenged

14th August 2010
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With possibly two other motor rallies left to wind up the 2010 season, Arusha Motor Sports Club’s driver Armjeetsingh Dhillon is almost unchallenged for the overall title chase.

He remains the winner for group ‘N’ cars with staggering 240 points having posted three wins out of the four events staged so far in the winding season.

Having excelled in Dar es Salaam during African Rally Championship opener in February, Dhillon scooped 80 points each in Kilimanjaro and Arusha respectively to hit the 240 points mark at the top of the standings table.

Only four drivers pose a threat to Dhillon’s crusade towards winning the overall performance for the season.

After opening a 95-point gap over sthe econd placed Jayant Shah, other possible contenders likely to halt Dhilon’s podium finish for the season are Mohamed Sadiq, Viren Shah and Jamil Khan.

The four drivers have the opportunity to challenge Dhillon’s access to the motor sports crown only if they post outright wins in the remaining one or two AAT events.

However, all these should pray for Dhilon to flop in the events for them to sail through into the podium.

However, the situation banks heavily if two events will be held before end of the season.

The organisers in Arusha are fighting both ends against the middle to stage the Guru Nanak rally which would put Dhillon’s title chase to hang in balance.

If they fail to stage it then no one would overhaul Dhilon at the driving seat for the overall performance this season.

Besides the planned Guru Nanak rally, the final event in the AAT series for the season is the Iringa motor rally to be staged in December.

Using his Subaru N12, Dhilon, who had deployed Zambian navigator Dave Sihoka, the man who partnered well with former African champion Muna Singh, looks well unstoppable for the season.

The AAT title race heads to Arusha as Jamil Khan remains the only driver from Dar es Salaam with 80 points to his credit so far.

He must win the two other events to make meaningful leapfrog into the driving seat for title challenge.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN
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