Without a doubt, the return of Kenya Safari Rally It has been one of the good news that the World rally in this last time. The 2021 edition, which was left to the French Sébastien Ogier (Toyota), ended a 19-year absence from this traditional test. Although it is far from being that adventure of yesteryear, the drivers and teams found this version to be very challenging as well.
So successful was this return that the date will remain on the calendar until 2026, so confirmed Uhuru Kenyatta, president of the country. The president also assured that the race will not enter the rotation system that he intends to use the International Automobile Federation.
“The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams. We dreamed it and we did it. We have planned and succeeded through collective effort and it is certain that the greatest motorsport spectacle in Africa will continue to delight and inspire generations to come. "stated Kenyatta.
"I would like to point out that the Safari Rally has shown that motorsports in Kenya are alive and this weekend we just proved that the future that awaits motorsports in Kenya and East Africa is bright and inspired.", concluded the Kenyan president.
Ogier, leader of the event, was one of the many drivers who welcomed him to the race. “We had never set foot on the African continent, so it was a big change of horizons for us. We had an extraordinary week in Kenya from all points of view, starting with the incredible welcome that the local population gave us. His enthusiasm and passion for rallying was something we would never have imagined before seeing it with our own eyes ”, the Gaul explained.