It’s impossible not to get excited about the World Rally Championship’s return to the Safari Rally. Iconic images flash through our minds as we ponder the Kenyan classic.
The event, which is penciled in on the final weekend of June, will back its return to the WRC since its final appearance in 2002.
The Safari Rally was won by Colin McRae last time out and that alone captures the heritage of the African rally like no other.
This year’s running may only be a fraction of the 1000 kilometres covered by McRae and co 19 years ago but special stage rallying in Kenya will be, well, very special.
How the championship’s latest generation of World Rally Car manages on these uniquely demanding stages will be watched with intrigue.