Safari rally enthusiasts have a reason to be excited ahead of the new (World Rally Championship) WRC season.
The new season revved off on Thursday with the Rallye Monte-Carlo in Monaco.
This season covers four continents. For the first time in as many years, the championship will visit Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia.
The Nairobi – Naivasha rally was officially listed as one of the 13 rounds of the WRC in 2022 by the World Motorsport Council.
The epic sense of adventure, challenging closed dirt roads, stunning picture-postcard scenery, exotic wildlife and the passion from the locals will be back from June 23rd to 26th, 2022.
Despite a nearly 20-year absence from the World Rally Championship, Safari Rally definitely lived up to its name in 2021.
The Kenyan leg of the series was the most-watched, with a record 850million viewers.
Kenya signs deal for Safari Rally to remain on WRC calendar till 2026
Ahead of June’s race, Kenya signed a deal for the Safari Rally to remain on the WRC until December 2026.
The deal was signed on at the Automobile Club of Monaco between Kenya’s Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed and WRC Promoter GmbH Managing Director Jona Siebel.
The CS Amina also signed several partnerships with the WRC revolving around talent development and environmental conservation.