Rally Kenya (2022)

23 Jun - 26 Jun
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How the WRC captures its stunning visuals

Whether it’s the mountains of Monte Carlo, the snow of Sweden or the Kenya Savannah, the World Rally Championship is able to beam some of motorsport’s most spectacular footage to television screens while operating in the harshest of environments. Autosport went behind the scenes to unearth the secrets that make this logistical challenge possible

The Kenyan rally drivers breaking down barriers

While the World Rally Championship superstars took centre stage at the Safari Rally Kenya, a cast of home heroes emerged into the spotlight having celebrated their success on the biggest platform in rallying. Here are their stories and how they are changing perceptions

Moncet: Hyundai WRC team still working through “complications”

Hyundai Motorsport is still “facing some complications” but deputy team director Julien Moncet is hopeful that the World Rally Championship team's structure will be resolved soon.

Why WRC's Safari tour is more than just a rally

OPINION: A source of national pride in Kenya, the Safari Rally is also a sporting, cultural and economic phenomenon. And as last weekend's World Rally Championship round reminded us, it's a key driver in establishing Africa’s place in world motorsport

WRC Safari Rally: The Good, The Bad and a history-maker  

The World Rally Championship’s visit to the Safari Rally was simply rallying at its purist. Kenya delivered a brutal, gruelling four-day slog for survival, but it was a familiar name at the top of the podium. Autosport reviews the highs, lows, turning points, close calls and heartbreak from a wild Safari Rally.

WRC legends Ogier, Loeb eyeing more outings in 2022

World Rally Championship legends Sebastien Ogier and Sebastien Loeb have set their sights on more WRC events this season following a challenging Safari Rally.

Autosport Podcast: WRC Safari Rally review

Toyota’s Kalle Rovanpera added yet another accolade to his growing list of World Rally Championship achievements by winning the famous Safari Rally Kenya.

How Rovanpera tamed a wild Safari Rally

The Safari Rally acted as a brutal test of driver and car resolve as multiple retirements opened the path for a historic Toyota 1-2-3-4 triumph, headed by star Kalle Rovanpera. But keeping things clean was only half of the challenge, as a well-timed charge when conditions worsened allowed the Finn to take control

Rovanpera: Safari Rally win the "hardest" of my WRC career

Toyota’s Kalle Rovanpera labelled his latest World Rally Championship victory at Safari Rally Kenya as the “hardest" of his career to date.

Wahome makes history as first female WRC3 winner at Safari Rally

Maxine Wahome has made history by becoming the first woman to win a round in the World Rally Championship’s WRC3 class at Safari Rally Kenya.

WRC Safari Rally: Rovanpera wins as Toyota scores 1-2-3-4 Rally Kenya
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WRC Safari Rally: Rovanpera wins as Toyota scores 1-2-3-4

Kalle Rovanpera enhanced his World Rally Championship title credentials with victory at a gruelling Safari Rally Kenya, as Toyota locked out the top four positions.

WRC Safari Rally: Rovanpera closes in on victory

Toyota’s Kalle Rovanpera extended his Safari Rally Kenya lead over Elfyn Evans on Sunday morning as the World Rally Championship leader closed in on a memorable victory.

M-Sport boss puts WRC drivers to work to help repair Safari cars

M-Sport drivers Gus Greensmith and Adrien Fourmaux were put to work by team boss Malcolm Wilson to help repair their cars following crashes at Safari Rally Kenya.

Hyundai calls for reaction to “nightmare day” at Safari Rally

Hyundai Motorsport deputy team director Julien Moncet says the team must react to its reliability issues after a “nightmare day” realistically ended two shots at a Safari Rally Kenya podium.

WRC Safari Rally: Rovanpera stuns Evans in rain, Neuville crashes out

Kalle Rovanpera pulled clear of Toyota team-mate Elfyn Evans after conquering tricky wet conditions as rain hit Safari Rally Kenya on Saturday afternoon.

Greensmith angry by lack of marshal help after WRC Safari roll

Gus Greensmith was left angry after being forced to kick his M-Sport Ford Puma's windscreen out to exit his rolled car while Safari Rally Kenya marshals looked on. 

WRC Safari Rally: Evans closes in on leader Rovanpera, Tanak retires

Kalle Rovanpera maintained his Safari Rally lead on Saturday morning but is now being chased by Toyota team-mate Elfyn Evans, while Hyundai’s Ott Tanak retired on the loop's final stage.

M-Sport perplexed by "freak" incidents in disastrous Safari Friday

M-Sport boss Malcolm Wilson says he cannot remember losing all of his points-scoring World Rally Championship cars in a single day before, following a disastrous start to Safari Rally Kenya.

Hyundai strengthens gear levers after bizarre Tanak failure

Hyundai Motorsport has strengthened its gear levers after Ott Tanak suffered a bizarre failure that prompted an impressive on the road fix to keep his Safari Rally Kenya hopes alive.

WRC Safari Rally: Rovanpera leads, punctures delay Ogier and Evans Rally Kenya
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WRC Safari Rally: Rovanpera leads, punctures delay Ogier and Evans

Kalle Rovanpera leads Safari Rally Kenya after fellow Toyota drivers Elfyn Evans and Sebastien Ogier suffered punctures while leading during a dramatic Friday.

Loeb explains battery problem that caused WRC Safari Rally exit

Sebastien Loeb says a depleted battery following a small engine fire ultimately ended his Safari Rally Kenya victory bid just five kilometres from reaching the World Rally Championship service park.

WRC Safari Rally: Evans grabs lead, Loeb retires with engine fire

Toyota’s Elfyn Evans has emerged from an incident-filled Friday morning to lead the Safari Rally while Sebastien Loeb became the event’s first retirement.

Autosport Podcast: WRC Safari Rally preview

This weekend the World Rally Championship is set for arguably its toughest event of the season, courtesy of an annual trip to Safari Rally Kenya.

The quick fixes that averted a WRC cockpit crisis

When in-car temperatures spiked at potentially dangerous levels on Rally Portugal, a fast-track process was triggered for teams and the governing body to deal with the issue on the new-for-2022 WRC Rally1 cars

WRC Safari Rally: Ogier beats Loeb to lead after opening super special

Sebastien Ogier started the defence of his Safari Rally crown in fine form after edging nine-time world champion Sebastien Loeb in a duel at the super special opening stage.

Ogier: "More challenging" WRC Safari Rally will be all about survival

Sebastien Ogier believes this weekend’s Safari Rally will be all about survival with conditions “more challenging” compared to those experienced on the event’s World Rally Championship return last year.

M-Sport: Permanent WRC cockpit heat solution shouldn't be rushed

The World Rally Championship and the FIA shouldn’t rush to find a permanent fix to address increased cockpit temperatures with Rally1 cars, according to M-Sport boss Richard Millener.

WRC Safari Rally: Everything you need to know

The World Rally Championship heads to Africa as Safari Rally Kenya hosts Round 6 of the 2022 season this weekend. Here's everything you need to know.

Loeb expecting "complicated" WRC Safari Rally return

Sebastien Loeb says a lack of experience of the revamped Safari Rally will make a long awaited return to the iconic World Rally Championship event complicated.

Sordo predicts Acropolis Rally WRC return for Hyundai

Dani Sordo has revealed the Acropolis Rally in September will most likely mark his return to the World Rally Championship at the wheel of Hyundai’s third entry.

Ogier confirmed for Safari Rally WRC return with Toyota

Toyota has announced Sebastien Ogier will rejoin the team for the Safari Rally round of the World Rally Championship next month.