Tejveer Rai out of WRC Safari Rally after crash-Video

Tejveer Rai, fondly referred to as Tej this morning crashed at Kedong as he went flat out before his VW GTI Polo nose-dived.

However, initial reports indicate that Tej did not suffer serious physical harm even as his monster R5 rolled several times.

Tej crashing [PHOTO COURTESY]

Tej, who is considered a rising star, finished second in the ARC Equator Rally, which was a preamble to the Safari Rally Kenya return to the WRC calendar.

Tej crashed his VW GTI [PHOTO COURTESY]

The Kabras Racing Team driver is the younger brother of Menengai Oils Team driver Onkar Rai.

Tej, as he is fondly known as, exited the event on the initial Kedong run which also claimed World Rally Championship stars Elfyn Evans (Toyota) and Dani Sordo (Hyundai).

The driver has been airlifted to Nairobi for further check-up.

Tej is the current leader of the Kenya National Rally Championship ahead of his teammate Baldev Chager and younger sibling Onkar Rai.

Toyota’s Elfyn Evans went out just 300 metres to the end of the volcanic ash soil stretch.

Navigated by Scott Martin, Evans hit a rock on the inside of a fast right bend thus shattering the front right wheel and suspension on his Yaris.

Evans’s car spun in the next corner and with the damage clear, he reversed the car off the road, his day over.
Spain’s Dani Sordo became the second WRC driver to exit at Kedong.

He was less than four kilometres from the finish when he oversteered sideways off the stage and ploughed through the vegetation before coming to rest in a ditch.

Sordo and co-driver Borja Rozada managed to get their Hyundai i20 back to the side of the road but sadly joined Evans in the list of big name casualties.

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