Toyota is weereens as die koning van die uitmergelende Kenya Safari Tydren bekroon. Hierdie nadat die Wêreld Tydren Kampioenskap vir die eerste keer sedert 2002 die kontinent besoek het.
Another day, another compact crossover. Audi figuratively stuck their second-gen Q3 into a press, squeezed it into a hatchback, pardon, coupé, pardon, Sportback shape and charges you extra for the loss in practicality.
Many manufacturers stick ‘sport’ badges on their top-tier models, knowing fully well that it might not be sporty at all. The new more-powerful 3.0 litre v6 Amarok, rather deserves this badge, yet silently springs a surprise on keen challengers.
Toyota, who is renowned for its World Rally Championship Safari Rally victories, won the 2021 edition yet again. Simultaneously, Sebastien Ogier/ Julien Ingrassia also took their fourth victory of the season as their biggest title rivals retired. Takamoto Katsuta / Dan Barritt also claimed their first ever podium with Toyota Gazoo Racing, whilst rally favorite, Thierry Neuville / Martin Wydaeghe again found themselves with bad luck, having to retire from the lead.
Thanks to the unstoppable armada of SUV’s, hatchbacks are following their sedan brethren by dying a not-so-slow death in our sales charts. Nonetheless, Kia still makes this wholesome Rio and we give you our quick impression of it.
While Mitsubishi and Subaru might have taken victory on several occasions during the history of the Safari Rally, no other manufacturer has been as successful as Toyota between the WRC Safari Rally years of 1973 and 2002. During this time, the Japanese manufacturer took the chequered flag on eight occasions. With Team Gazoo Racing already being so dominant in 2021, will we see yet another win from them this year?
Not only did Ford win the previous Safari Rally back in 2002, but they also stand as one of the most renowned manufacturers for the event.
While both Ford and Toyota have been victorious at the Safari Rally before, Hyundai will head to the African continent this weekend for the very first time. The team will aim to end their 2021 misfortune thus far by going all-out.
For the first time since 2002, the WRC will take place in Africa and Kenya will once again host the historic Safari Rally. As Kenya is right on the equator, unpredictable weather, exotic wildlife and picturesque scenery will play host to the sixth round of the 2021 WRC.
SobieSlaw Zasada, a former 3-time European Champion, will return to tackle the gruelling Safari Rally this coming weekend. The Pole will not only become the oldest ever FIA World Rally Championship competitor, but will also compete against youngsters, 70 years his junior.