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Nick Mason and Harpal Sudle Safari 2015The NM Rallying team of Nick Mason (Waltham Abbey) and Harpal Sudle (Leeds) have passed through the essential pre-event safety checks and after having given their Datsun 240Z a short test, the pair have pronounced themselves ready for the nine day adventure across East Africa that waits them tomorrow. The pair are contesting the world famous East African Safari Classic Rally with support from D-Mack Tyres, Proflex Suspension, Swift Energy, Binani Cement, World Rubber and CPM Concrete.

The Kenyan Airways East African Safari Classic Rally is a bi-annual event and in 2015 tackles place from 19 to 27 November. From a ceremonial start just north of Mombasa, Kenya, the pre 1978 rally cars will tackle over 3500 kilometres of some of the toughest and roughest roads imaginable across Kenya and Tanzania. The rally sees it’s foundations in the former World Rally Championship event of the same name which justifiably earned the reputation of “the world’s toughest rally”. And with El Nino rains having arrived all along the route, the 2015 event could easily live up to that reputation!

Nick and Harpal, along with their team of mechanics, arrived in Mombasa, Kenya a week ago to finish preparations on their Datsun 240Z, a car that they have used on the past three Classic Safari rallies. With all of the essential work, along with the compulsory safety checks completed, all that awaits the team is the small task of taking to the ceremonial start AND over 500 kilometres of rallying action tomorrow (Thursday 19 November 2015) – this gentle first day of rallying action totalling a greater distance than a typical modern world rally event!

About the crew;
Nick Mason, the driver, is a vetran of 4 Safaris, having first contested this event back in 2005. Hailing from Waltham Abbey, Nick is an adventure seeker who has raced everything from single seaters to contesting the Dakar Rally!

Harpal Sudle, the co-driver, is Kenyan born but now lives in Leeds, UK. He is married with two boys. Harpal has been involved with the Clasic Safari since it’s inception in 2003, with a best finish, as a co-driver, of 17th overall.

The pair are using this world famous event to raise awareness for http://www.osiligi.org and are supported by D-Mack Tyres, Proflex Suspension, Swift Energy, Binani Cement and CPM Concrete.

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Image supplied by Geoff Mayes Images.

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