Subscribe

Sign up for free

  • Get quick access to your favorite articles

  • Manage alerts on breaking news and favorite drivers

  • Make your voice heard with article commenting.

Autosport Plus

Discover premium content
Subscribe
McRae Kimathi, Ford Fiesta Rally3
Autosport Plus
WRC Rally Sweden
Special feature

The African McRae aiming to become a WRC pioneer

Taking his first step into the Junior World Rally Championship category, McRae Kimathi - named after 1995 world champion Colin - found himself in the unfamiliar climes of Sweden's snow and ice. Having impressed, Kimathi hopes to blaze a trail to the top level of WRC and help other African drivers to step onto the ladder

Named after World Rally Championship great Colin McRae, it was perhaps destined that Kenya’s McRae Kimathi would set foot in a rally car. Well versed when it comes to challenges in both life and sport, the sub-Saharan McRae is breaking down barriers and blazing a trail for African rally drivers.

Sport has often provided a platform for individuals to overcome obstacles and breakdown pre-conceived barriers. This is all too familiar for Kimathi, who last month, alongside co-driver Mwangi Kioni, became the first African crew to finish Rally Sweden just days after seeing snow for the first time.

Related video

Previous article Former Hyundai WRC driver Paddon seals two-year WRC2 deal
Next article Spa circuit absent from 2022 WRC Ypres Rally route

Sign up for free

  • Get quick access to your favorite articles

  • Manage alerts on breaking news and favorite drivers

  • Make your voice heard with article commenting.

Autosport Plus

Discover premium content
Subscribe