Round 6

Safari Rally Kenya


23 - 26 June

Service Park

Nairobi (EAT/UTC+3 hours)

Stages

19SS / 362,62km

Surface

Gravel

One of motorsport’s most iconic and challenging events, the legendary Safari Rally is on the WRC itinerary for a second year after making its return last year. Regarded as the ultimate test of man and machine, the new-look Kenyan event retains its unforgiving character but in a format that’s well-suited to modern day WRC. Crews must navigate rocky and rutted roads amongst stunning scenery and African wildlife. Additionally, the unpredictable weather of the region has the potential to turn the dusty trails into treacherous mud-baths. Based in Nairobi, the Service Park and stages will be located near Lakes Naivasha and Elmenteita in the northwest of the city in the Great Rift Valley.

2021 Summary 
Thierry and Martijn looked set to take victory at Safari Rally Kenya, holding a lead of nearly a minute with only five stages remaining. However, it was not meant to be as the crew suffered a broken rear-damper and were forced to retire from the event. Third place for Ott and Martin was a welcome consolation prize.

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Rallye Monte-Carlo 20 - 23 January
Rally Sweden 24 - 27 February
WRC Rally Croatia 21 - 24 April
Rally de Portugal 19 - 22 May
Rally Italia Sardegna 02 - 05 June
Safari Rally Kenya 23 - 26 June
Rally Estonia 14 - 17 July
Rally Finland 04 - 07 August
Ypres Rally Belgium 18 - 21 August
Acropolis Rally Greece 08 - 11 September
Rally New Zealand 29 September - 02 October
Rally de España 20 - 23 October
Rally Japan 10 - 13 November

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