Rai and Karan scored big for Kenya in WRC rankings

Kenyan driver Onkar Rai (left) poses for a photograph with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) after winning the WRC 3 division of the 2021 Safari Rally Kenya near Hell’s Gate at Lake Naivasha, Kenya, on June 27, 2021.


Photo credit: Tony Karumba | AFP

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  • Meanwhile, ladies are gearing up to become more visible next year after the Kenya Motor Sport Federation went an extra mile to ensure women organise slalom races open to drivers of all ages.
  • This is an initiative that deserves attention and support as a way of gradually identifying talented girls as young as six through go-kart racing, drifting and finally into rallying.

A new era has dawned in the motorsport world, attracting new sponsors and drivers in an ever-growing calendar which now encompasses rally, raid, autocross, and hill-climbing.


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