The four drivers will feature in the Safaricom and Kenya Airways-sponsore
Nairobi, 22nd September 2022… Kenyan FIA Rally Stars, McRae Kimathi, Hamza Anwar, Jeremiah Wahome and Maxine Wahome are confident of a good showing ahead of the weekend’s Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally.

The Quartet, sponsored by Safaricom and Kenya Airways, will feature in their M-Sport Poland Ford Fiesta Rally 3 cars. Jeremiah Wahome will feature at the Rwanda Rally for the first time, while the other two are returning to the fabled Mountain Gorilla fixture for the umpteenth time.

From Left FIA Rally Stars McRae Kimathi, Hamza Anwar and Jeremiah Wahome. Photo/File

“I am delighted to once again be taking part in the Rwanda Rally. This is my second time participating in this championship where I performed well last year to finish third overall. Given the great weather and the good condition of my car, I believe I will be able to finish in a top position and hopefully improve on last year’s performance. I thank my sponsors Safaricom for being part of this journey and we promise to give our best not just in the Rwanda Rally, but also in the remaining events,” said McRae Kimathi.

Last year’s Rwanda Rally event saw McRae Kimathi finish third in 1:40:17 hours behind the defending champion Kenya’s five-time Safari Rally winner Carl “Flash” Tundo and Karan Patel who finished in first and second positions respectively.  Maxine Wahome, the only female driver, finished sixth with another FIA Rally Star Hamza Anwar retiring due to a mechanical problem.

The Rwanda rally has drawn a total of 26 entries. Among the key drivers who will be taking part are Kenya’s Karan Patel, navigated by Khan Tauseef; Rwanda’s Giancario Davite; Zimbabwe’s Leroy Gomes; and Uganda’s Nasser Yasi and Jas Mangat.

Saturday will be the longest day for the drivers as it will see them drive in Kamabuye, the longest stage at 27.07km. The shortest stage will be Gako, which is 8.30km long.

Jeremiah Wahome having a test of his M-Sport Ford Fiesta Rally Car. Photo/File

The four drivers are part of the FIA Rally Star programme, a global initiative that seeks to identify, train and develop talented young drivers aged between 17-27 years.

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