Defending Coast champion Tarmal in high spirits ahead of 2023 event

Thursday, September 21st, 2023 10:30 | By
Abdulkadir Tarmal. PHOTO/PD/Print

Reigning Coast Rally Champion Abdulkadir Tarmal believes his Japanese marque will carry him to future success and put him firmly in contention for the 2023 Coast Rally Championship title.

With an apparently insatiable appetite for success, the Team Tarmal Steel rising star revealed that he was confident his Subaru would enable him to maintain his run of good results at sea level.

“I have high hopes for our Subaru contraption despite retirement at the recent home round of the KNRC at Vipingo’s Mombasa Cement,” Abdulkadir quipped.

Adding. “I am also optimistic it will help us to continue our momentum in the home series. The handling is incredible while the additional grip and driveability gives us immense confidence to attack.”

Abdulkadir had a very positive 2022 season at the Coast on his debut year, and he was delighted to win the Coast Rally Championship series as well as a maiden podium position.

The Coast rising star claims his maiden podium (3rd overall) at last year’s KNRC Mombasa Rally in Bamba inspired him to go for bigger limits in the “man against machine” sport.

He made his debut at the home KNRC last year and secured a career best national podium position behind eventual winner Raaji Bharij and Jasmeet Chana.

He also won the 4WD Turbo Class during the MMC National Autocross Championship in 2022 and finished second in the same class and event this year.

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