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John Rose & Mike Borissow

John Rose
John Rose & Mike Borissow

John Rose

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John Rose

  • Nationality: Kenyan
  • Started Motorsport in 1965, thanks to elder brother Bob.
  • Entered the East African Safari Classic Rally in 2007 and 2011 in my Z, 9th overall.
  • First rally was with my motorbike racing friend, Jaswinder Shandy in his ex Eric Carlsson group 5 850cc two stroke SAAB 96.
  • In the 1967 Coca-Cola Rally which was closed to first seed drivers, like Joginder, Vic Preston, Peter Huth etc. to give the younger drivers a go, we won the rally and then we got penalised for speeding into Nairobi at the finish, dropping us to 6th! My Fault!
  • In 1980’s I navigated for Nigel Arensen and then for Basil Criticos, winning the Firestone Rally and the Coast Rally and a 10th overall, we came 1st in class in the 1984 Safari in the Audi 80 Quattro.
  • In 1987, my brother Steve and I finished the Safari 20th overall and 2nd in a gutless, floppy Range Rover but was good fun.
  • In the 90s, I won the Safari Rally SUV 4 x 4 class 3 times and second once in my LR Disco and Toyota LC VX, putting up some ten times, including the WRC cars times.
  • In 21st Century, I've done 3 new type, short Safaris, a few local rallies including, in my Datsun 240Z, 7th out of 55 mainly 4WDs in the muddy Eldama Ravine Rally. My last rally was the ARC York Rally in South Africa, 2018, a sedate 15th overall, 3rd in class, in the Z, but good fun.
  • In all including the short KNRC Safaris and the 2007 Classic, I’ve done 19 Safaris, finishing 12.
Mike Borissow & Mike Borissow

Mike Borissow

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Mike Borissow

  • Nationality: British
  • Age: 68
  • Age started rallying: 19 years old, drove mud cars for Fiat
  • I have entered in the East African Safari Classic Rally in 2007, 2009 & 2011.
  • Greatest event was Kenya National Rally Championship Eldama Ravine Rally, very muddy, great fun.
  • Would like to rally in New Zealand.
  • I have rallied in East Africa
  • Best result was 7th overall in Kenya Safari Rally
  • Relationship to Navigator: Long time friend
  • Safari Rally to me means it’s the rally with everything.
  • Africa is home
  • I have driven in a Datsun 240Z, 260Z,Mitsubishi EVO 7 & 9.
  • My favourite is the best looking FIAT 124 Abarth, the best sound 260Z
  • Fun Experiences: PLENTY

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