IRC Safari Rally Preview

kris-meeke-rally-brasilThe IRC will now kick off its third round this weekend in the historic Safari Rally that will take place in Kenya on the African continent. The rally is entering its 57th installment and will start with a spectator stage in Nairobi on Friday 3 April. The rally will then open up into grueling gravel stages and conclude Sunday.

The one weird bit about this is the manufacturer points will be distributed as normal, however the drivers points will only go to those with an African competition license. This is the first time I have seen this in a world championship format, but somebody has to pay the bills.

Kris Meeke took home victory last time out in Brazil and said that he hopes for more first place finishes in the near future. The team will have its work cut out for them as a whole group of Super 2000 cars will be present and all vying for the top spot. Along with the Super 2000s will be a mess of local Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions making a push for rally glory on their home turf.

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