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Kenya prepares for WRC candidate event

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Two international World Rally Championship works  teams Hyundai and MK Sports are expected in the country for Recce during this year’s Safari rally which will be a WRC candidate event that also serves as the 4th round of the African Rally Championship, in readiness for next year’s world rally Championship event in Kenya.

WRC Safari Rally Kenya project CEO Phineas Kimathi says the country has met all the FIA regulations and standards towards the hosting of the event.

“For the last one year we have worked tirelessly to meet all the FIA conditions, I am glad to present a well-planned and 2019 Safari Rally,” Kimathi said.

He added the country is ready to hosts host dozens of drivers and FIA delegation who will monitor the candidate event, which will rev off Kasarani Stadium on Friday 5th July and conclude on Sunday 7th of July in Naivasha.

Drivers will traverse the vast Nairobi, Kiambu, and Naivasha counties with some of the top drivers enlisted in this year’s event hailing from Italy, Belgium, UK Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya.

UK based MSA trainers have been conducting training for over 300 marshals for the last two months on safety aspects of the rally including vehicle extraction techniques at the Safari rally HQ in Kasarani Kenya.

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