McRae eyes WRC3 win at Safari Rally

McRae eyes WRC3 win at Safari Rally

“All the rallies have had different experiences but going to Portugal was great for me because we raced on gravel which gives me a good preparation heading to the Safari. Apart from competition, the lessons picked there have been massive and helped me improve a lot,” said Kimathi.

McRae Kimathi

Mcrae Kimathi is looking towards a good outing at this weekend’s WRC Safari rally, and the Safaricom-sponsored driver is looking to clinch the Class Three title in Naivasha.

Telecommunication giants Safaricom  in partnership with Kenya Airways will be sponsoring the FIA program drivers for the second year running .The four are Maxine Wahome, Jeremy Wahome, McRae Kimathi and Hamza Anwar

McRae Retired in Stage 18 at the Safari last year, but has drawn it down to inexperience with the Ford Fiesta R3 Cars.

“Last year was the first time we were driving the Ford Fiesta Rally Car but now we have had one year and the experience has been better definitely. We have also developed the car to suite this kind of conditions. This time the route is longer but we are hoping to go out there and have as much fun as possible end enjoy the driving,” Kimathi says,

The 27-year old, son of rallying legend and KMSF boss Phineas Kimathi comes into the Safari having competed in four races abroad. He has raced in Sweden, Croatia, Portugal and Poland as part of the FIA rally Star program.

He believes that his experience will be vital for him to challenge for a good finish at the Safari.

“All the rallies have had different experiences but going to Portugal was great for me because we raced on gravel which gives me a good preparation heading to the Safari. Apart from competition, the lessons picked there have been massive and helped me improve a lot,” said Kimathi.

At the Safari, Kimathi hopes to use the opportunity to also learn from the other drivers who have had much more experience on the international scene.

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