TITLE-CHASING rally driver Jassy Singh will hire a vehicle from Madagascar to use in the FIA Africa Rally Championship (ARC) title decider taking place in Madagascar next month.
Jassy Singh is currently holding second position on the FIA Africa Rally Championship standing with 81 points, just two points behind 2013 leader Jas Mangat of Uganda who uses a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X.
The decision by Jassy Singh to hire a car rather than airlift or even ship the ever reliable Subaru Impreza WRX STI across the Indian Ocean to Madagascar, has been driven by the huge financial costs involved.
And one more hitch in the 20-year-old Zambian’s chase for a maiden African rally title is that the car he is hiring is a left hand drive.
But in order to get round the problem, Jassy Singh intends to next weekend use a left hand driven car during the Monze Rally that will take place on Saturday November 12.
So not only will he borrow a left-and-drive car for the FIA CAR championship finale, Jassy will also borrow a car to use during the Monze Rally, which would be used to acquaint himself with a left hand driven car in real rally competition.
“The car for the Monze Rally will be borrowed from his younger brother Muna Singh Junior and this is a Subaru Impreza N10. This should help him acquaint himself to the left hand drive in competition,” said the statement.
And Muna Singh Junior who will also be taking part in the Monze rally will get to instead use Ashish Patel’s Subaru Impreza GC8 for the same rally.
This is the same GC8 car that won his father Muna Singh African titles in 2004 and 2005.