The eventual winner of the East African Motor Safari was in second place on Sunday (14 April), on the third and final leg.
GV Leading cars parked at start of final leg ZOOM INTO leader's car No. 19 (Waldogaard's Porche)
GV Fiat Abarth, No. 38 arrives and time-keepers mark sheets
SV & PAN Car No. 38 leaves after checking in
LV & PAN TO CU Lancia, No. 7, arrives as spectators look on (2 shots)
SV PAN Car leaves ramp after clocking in
LV PAN & CU Porsche (No. 19) along hilly road and past
LV PAN TO CU Second placed car (No.46) Mitubishi Lancer over dusty hilly road and past
LV PAN TO CU Datsun (No. 14) down road and past
LV PAN TO CU Datsun (No. 35) down road and past
LV PAN TO CU Ford Escort (No. 18) down road and past
LV PAN TO CU Lancia Fulvia (No. 10) down road and past
LV PAN TO CU Fiat Abarth (No. 38) down road and past
LV PAN TO CU Lancia (No. 7) down road and past
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Background: The eventual winner of the East African Motor Safari was in second place on Sunday (14 April), on the third and final leg.
Joginder Singh, driving a Mitsubishi Lancer was behind the Swedish driver Bjorn Waldegaard in his Porsche Carrera as the field drove for the rainswept Taita Hills southwest of Nairobi, in Kenya. But when the official results were announced on Monday (15 April) their positions were reversed, with the Swede taking second place.
For Joginder, who is known as the "Flying Sikh", it was his second win in the rally -- the first was in 1965. His Mitsubishi was one of the nine Japanese cars out of sixteen which finished. These were the only survivors out of the field of 98 that set off four days before on the 3,000 mile (5,000 kms) event.
Sandro Munari the Italian ace and former Monte Carlo Rally winner, was placed third, but he contested his placing and said "I have no hesitation in saying I was robbed of victory". The decision by the organisers to nullify penalty points incurred on one sector when a tropical cloudburst washed the road away leaving 70 cars bogged down was apparently the cause of Munari's complaint. He claimed that on this sector Joginder had been wall down.
Continuing deluges forced the organisers to make yet another last-minute route change on Sunday to avid floods at Sultan Humud between Nairobi and the Indian Ocean Coast at Malindi where the drivers were routed.