Maxine targets top 20 finish at WRC Safari Rally

Maxine targets top 20 finish at WRC Safari Rally

She says she has picked lessons from last year’s race where she encountered problems with her Subaru Impreza, but says this year the experience will be different especially rallying in a Ford Fiesta 3.

Maxine Wahome

Kenya’s top female rally driver Maxine Wahome says she targets a top 20 finish in her Class Three Category at this year’s WRC Safari Rally which revs off on Thursday.

Wahome says she is better prepared now and is also more accustomed to the Ford Fiesta 3 Car that she will drive.

“I am excited for the Safari and I expect a good performance and a top 20 would be great for me. I know the route is different and longer but I am well prepared for it. Most of the stages we have already done in the ARC and so I don’t think it will be a problem for me,” she said.

She says she has picked lessons from last year’s race where she encountered problems with her Subaru Impreza, but says this year the experience will be different especially rallying in a Ford Fiesta 3.

“There are plenty of lessons we picked from last year which was our first. We just need to know our lines, keep the line clean and be consistent. I have also worked a bit in making my turns on corners cleaner and this will help me shave some bit of more time,” added the 27-year old.

With a longer route, the 26 year old is hopeful that her workout on endurance will help her sail through especially having already gone through the requirements during the Equator Rally in April.

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.

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