Self-driven youngsters thriving amid rally big shots

McRae Kimathi

McRae Kimathi, navigated by Mwangi Kioni in a Ford Fiesta car, tackle a section of the route of the KCB Thika Rally on November 21, 2021.

Photo credit: Anwar Sidi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Kenyan drivers have emerged as the pride of Africa. Tundo won the ARC title, and will compete in one WRC event of his choice next year.
  • Kenyans performed remarkably well in last June’s WRC Safari Rally, with three of them finishing in the top 10 positions in the overall standings.
  • This was a major improvement from the 2002 Safari in which no Kenyan finished the race. 

The 2021 Kenya National Rally Championship’s (KNRC) penultimate round in Thika last weekend was tough, exciting, and the ultimate battle between man and machine.


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