Nairobi. From the days when it was staged as a World Rally Championship (WRC) event, the KCB Safari Rally has always been thrilling. The 62nd edition which gets under way this morning at Kenyatta International Conference Centre, (KICC) will be no different.
The 62 competing crews will cover 831.01km of which 231.21km is spread over 13 competitive sections (CSs).
The event this time round will be held in Nanyuki, around Mountain Kenya, North West of Nairobi and the organisers round are using a closed route on farms around the mountain. Ugandan crews Jas MangatTash Di Cangio (Evo X), Christakis FitidisEric Nzamwita (Subaru N12B), Ismail OtegaDavid Mwesigwa (Toyota RX) and Duncan ‘Kikankane’ MubiruMusa Nsubuga, will have to be at their best to come out top.
Today, the drivers will have three CSs before they take a rest day at Sportsman Arms Hotel, Nanyuki.
Day two tomorrow (Saturday), the cars hit the road as early as 7am for a further six CSs with a total of 114.6km while the final day (Sunday) has a further four CS – with a total of 76.33km.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor