I have been involved in rallying and rallies since my teens. My brother first competed in the East African Safari in the early 60’s and I have been involved one way or another ever since. I always helped servicing my husband and my son during their rallying years. I ran the Radio Control for the East African Safari rallies, a job I loved as I was really in complete control of the event. In those days everything was done by radio. We moved away to Maralal for about 20 years and so lost touch with it all. Then in 1995 my son started rallying and we were back into it. We moved back to Nakuru in 2004 and from then I got very involved with the organization of our local Rift Valley Motor Club rallies, becoming the first woman chairman of a motor club in Kenya and the first woman Clerk of Course. My husband and I organized and ran the Top Fry Classic Safari Rallies. It’s a huge complement to be asked to take on this, the biggest Classic Rally, and I hope to take it back to its glory and run an affordable, fair and tough rally!
Daughter to veteran rally driver, Frank Tundo, and sister to Carl ‘Flash’ Tundo, I grew up in the back of a service van watching and growing to love the sport. I then went into Rally organization playing roles as Club Steward and Deputy Clerk of course. 15 years ago, I started to navigate for my father in the local and African Rally Championships, my biggest achievement was becoming the 10th Best Female Navigator in the World in 2012. I went onto win the Guru Nanak Rally with my brother becoming the first brother & sister team to win a rally. I still navigate for my Dad and in the last few years we have competed in Bulgaria and The Silver Fern Rally in New Zealand in 2018. I started driving in Rallies with Chantal Young as my codriver in 2015, becoming known as the Rally Chix and our greatest achievement was an 11th Overall position in the 2016 Safari Rally. My goal for the EASCR is to put the Classic back onto the world rallying map and take it back to the glory days, engaging a new generation of drivers and to get the fans back! I am married with 2 boys who I hope will also have the love in motorsport as we have.
Pipi Renu, began his rallying career almost three decades ago, working for many local rally stars on events across Kenya and Tanzania. In 2003, he joined Late David Sutton’s Historic Motorsport organisation, which led to an association with many of the world’s best drivers and on to rally event management. Pipi learned his event management expertise from the ground up. Well known to all members of the vibrant East African rally community, Pipi is a highly respected member of the KMSF Rally Commission and an essential part of Safari Classic Rally management. Pipi’s goal for the rally is to have a successful and fun one!
I have always been surrounded by motorsport with my grandparents being involved, my grandmother was in charge of the radios and grandfather chief scrutineer. I started competing on a quad bike in 2009 in the Rally Raid National Championship taking numerous overall podiums, two of which I entered were the FIM Continental Championships. In 2012 I started my rallying career and in the same year winning the Classic Championship Cup before taking the accolade of highest placed female navigator in the 2013 East African Classic Safari Rally. In 2015 I started rallying with Tash Tundo and only a year later we won our Class Division. In 2019 I was given the opportunity to be the Competitor Relations Officer for the Top Fry Classic as well as the East African Classic Safari Rally. Since then, I have been Clerk of Course for a few Enduro Championships which are organised by myself and family. My goal for the EASCR is to make the event more fun and enjoyable then when I entered in 2013, for all to remember and want to come back again and again!
As a dedicated and detail-oriented accounting professional, Darshna Shah has been meeting the accounting needs of East African Safari Classic Rally for the past 7 years. She currently works as an Accounts Manager for East African Safari Classic Rally. She specialises in preparing asset, liability and capital account management and analysis, as well as analysing financial options through careful risk and benefit options. With her careful analytical mind as well as careful computational skills, she is able to perform precise accounting tasks, ensuring that financial transactions are accurately presented. Additionally, she has been one of the driving forces and has assisted in successfully organising the rally events with her strong project management skills. When she is not working, she enjoys meeting new people, travelling, and exploring the beautiful hidden gems in Kenya and spending time with her dogs. Her vision for the 2021 Rally is to see different people from around the world come together and bring back the rally spirit and enjoy this wonderful sport for what it has been for many decades. The world over has experienced trying times due to the pandemic. She hopes for this year's Rally to be as passionate and successful.
The motorsports bug took effect from a very young age during the Marlboro safari rally days. My parents were actively involved as time controllers, so Easter Safari meant leaving on the Thursday and coming back on the Monday when the rally finished. 2000 onwards, my involvement changed towards driving the route opening car for the Kenya Rally Nationals and the Safari Rally for quite some time. From 2011 started to navigate and this ended abruptly 3 years later, in a near fatal rally accident in the 2014 Safari Rally. 14 surgeries, 3 months in hospital, damaged left wrist, vertebrae, and left eye – couldn’t have been a more clearer way to say, “enough is enough”. In between all this, I have also organised National rallies as Clerk of Course and also main organiser for the Cross-Country Rally Raids for 5 years. I have worn several hats, and unfortunately motorsports has taken over a lot of my life. My involvement or love affair with the classic began from the very first event back in 2003, when I joined as a service crew for a UK based entrant. I have been a part of this adventure ever since and never missed any of the 9 events held so far. Father of two girls, 16 years and 13 years old… comedy circus, never a dull moment in our house. For me being clerk of course of this prestigious event is not only an honour but a proud moment for me. This rally is very close to my heart and my motivation is to make it better and bigger, always thriving to find a new road. 2021 Classic Rally – by far the biggest challenge for me yet and looking forward to making this an adventure for all, with memories to last a lifetime.