Rally Kenya (2021)

24 Jun - 27 Jun
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Gravel Notes Podcast: How M-Sport conquered the Safari from afar

The World Rally Championship’s visit to the Safari Rally offered a unique challenge to both teams and drivers.

Toyota president left “shaking” after Katsuta's breakthrough WRC podium

Toyota president Akio Toyoda has revealed he was left shaking with excitement after witnessing Japanese driver Takamoto Katsuta score a maiden World Rally Championship podium in Kenya.

Safari Rally on WRC calendar until at least 2023

The Safari Rally will remain on the World Championship calendar until 2023 at least and possibly beyond following its successful return to rallying’s top tier after a 19-year hiatus.

WRC Safari: The Good, The Bad and a Dazzle of zebras

The iconic Safari Rally returned to the World Rally Championship after 19 years with a bang. A blend of brutal roads, unpredictable wildlife, wild weather on harsh but beautiful terrain made this a true adventure the WRC perhaps has been lacking. Autosport reviews the highlights, lowlights, turning points, close calls and heartbreak that made round six.

Ogier: Relief to reach finish of “crazy” WRC Safari Rally

Sebastien Ogier admitted it was a relief just to reach the finish of a punishing Safari Rally after extending his World Rally Championship lead with victory in Kenya.

How WRC's new Safari adventure ended with a familiar tale

The World Rally Championship’s delayed return to the Safari Rally was always set throw up some surprises, but aside from a spirited showing by Thierry Neuville it became another painful event for Hyundai in 2021. Once again it was Sebastien Ogier who took full advantage as he completed a stunning comeback drive

Hyundai boss vows to find answers for “unacceptable” WRC reliability

Hyundai boss Andrea Adamo vows to find a solution for his team’s “unacceptable” reliability after suspension failure robbed the squad of victory for the third consecutive World Rally Championship event.

WRC Safari: Ogier survives to complete incredible comeback victory

Sebastien Ogier survived Kenya’s brutal roads to incredibly come from behind to win the iconic Safari Rally on its return to to the World Rally Championship after a 19-year hiatus.

Safari WRC: Luckless Neuville suffers cruel retirement, Katsuta leads

Long-time Safari Rally leader Thierry Neuville has retired from the World Rally Championship event after suffering a damper failure, handing Toyota’s Takamoto Katsuta a surprise lead with three stages remaining. 

WRC Safari: Neuville relieved with rally lead after wet weather gamble

Thierry Neuville is relieved to escape a chaotic rain hit end to Saturday’s stages with his Safari Rally lead intact after throwing caution to the wind in treacherous conditions.

WRC Safari: Neuville survives rain storm to lead as Tanak suffers

Thierry Neuville further extended his World Rally Championship Safari Rally lead after surviving a rain storm that wreaked havoc on the day’s final stage, denting Ott Tanak’s podium hopes.

WRC Safari: Neuville extends lead over Katsuta after brush with wildlife

Thierry Neuville extended his Safari Rally lead over Takamoto Katsuta despite World Rally Championship crews having to avoid several brushes with zebras on the morning stages.

Hyundai set for WRC restructure as team manager departs next month

Hyundai Motorsport has confirmed its long-time team manager Alain Penasse will leave the title winning World Rally Championship squad after next month’s Rally Estonia.

WRC Safari: Evans rues clumsy error in “painful” retirement

Elfyn Evans says retiring from the Safari Rally after a clumsy error is a “little bit painful” as his World Rally Championship bid suffered a blow in Kenya.

WRC Safari: Neuville leads Katsuta as drama strikes Rovanpera

Thierry Neuville incredibly leads the World Rally Championship Safari Rally despite suffering a puncture on the day’s chaotic final stage that left rival Kalle Rovanpera stranded. 

WRC Safari: Chassis damage ends Solberg's event early

Oliver Solberg’s first top flight World Rally Championship outing on gravel has ended prematurely as chassis damage has forced the Hyundai driver out of the event after four stages.

WRC Safari: Neuville leads as Evans and Sordo crash out

Thierry Neuville leads the Safari Rally after an eventful start to the World Rally Championship event with Elfyn Evans, Dani Sordo and Sebastien Ogier all hitting trouble.

WRC Safari: Toyota's Evans out early after hitting rock

Elfyn Evans has been forced to retire from the Safari Rally's opening day after hitting a rock in a brutal third stage of the World Rally Championship event.

Safari Rally's level playing field "best chance" for M-Sport success

The level playing field offered by this weekend's returning Safari Rally will present M-Sport its best opportunity for World Rally Championship success, according to team boss Richard Millener.

WRC Safari: Ogier edges Rovanpera in Kenya Super Special

Sebastian Ogier edged Toyota team-mate Kalle Rovanpera to win the opening super special stage as the Safari Rally officially made its return to the World Rally Championship.

Safari Rally organisers outline measures to avoid wildlife interruptions

The FIA and Safari Rally organisers have outlined the extra measures being undertaken to prevent wildlife interrupting the event’s return to the World Rally Championship.

Ogier: Safari Rally winner will have to drive with head not right foot

Sebastien Ogier says drivers will have to drive with his head and not his right foot to conquer the Safari Rally’s unique blend of extreme road conditions and wildlife hazards.

Ninety-one-year-old becomes oldest ever WRC competitor

Three-time European rally champion Sobieslaw Zasada will become the oldest ever competitor in World Rally Championship history after competing in this weekend's Safari Rally aged 91.

COVID restrictions force M-Sport to have skeleton staff for WRC Safari Rally

M-Sport will be without its team principal for next week's Safari Rally as challenging COVID-19 travel restrictions have forced the World Rally Championship squad to send a skeleton staff for the event.