Only thirty cars of the 98 starters remained on Sunday after two legs of the rain ruined 22nd East African Safari Rally in Kenya.
GV PAN Car driven by Kenya's Joginder round bend in first place
SV PAN Car driven by Italy's Dominico Pagane in second place round bend
GV PAN Car driven by Davinder (Kenya) skids round bend in third place
SV Jean-Luc Therier (France) stops to help fellow Alpine Renault driver Darniche (France)
CU & SV Frenchman looking at engine helplessly
MV Fifth placed Italian Sergio Barbasio past broken down Renault, skids round bend
SV PAN Cars through flooded patch on road ( shots)
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SPORT: MOTOR RALLY
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Background: Only thirty cars of the 98 starters remained on Sunday after two legs of the rain ruined 22nd East African Safari Rally in Kenya.
A freak monsoon storm on Thursday trapped seventy cars in the mud all night but race officials decided not to count the penalty points collected. All but 16 of the stuck cars returned to the race after being towed clear but many have since dropped out.
Swedish ace Bjorn Waldegaard driving a Porsche Carrera held a points lead after the second leg around west Kenya's treacherous Tot escarpment. Local driver Joginder Singh - the flying Sikh - was in second place in a Japanese Mitsubishi Colt and Italian Sandro Munari was lying third in a Lancia.
First leg leader Finland's Hannu Mikkola, and Sweden's Ove Andersson who was in third place, both dropped out in the second leg with faults in their Peugeot 504s.
The organisers have added another three hours onto the second leg time limit because of the rain.
On Sunday the cars left Nairobi on the third and final leg of the 5,000 kilometre (3,000 mile) rally to Malindi on the Indian Ocean coast and back.
For the first time this year the rally course does not leave Kenya.