Todt launches 19 million Trees WRC Safari Rally Legacy Project

Nairobi, Kenya, November 24, 2020 — Federation Internationale De I’Automobile (FIA) President Jean Todt today launched the WRC Safari Rally Greening Legacy Project at Kasarani Stadium in the outskirts of the capital in his first of the three-day visit to the east African nation. Todt had earlier met with top Kenya Government officials led by […]

FIA President Jean Todt expected in Nairobi on Tuesday (November 24)

Nairobi, Kenya, November 23, 2020 — International Automobile Federation (FIA) President Jean Todt arrives in Kenya tomorrow (November 24, 2020) for a three-day official visit, his first to the country in two and a half years. The Frenchman will launch the WRC Safari Rally Greening Legacy Project by planting the first of 19 million trees […]

Next year’s Equator Rally perfect dress rehearsal for WRC Safari

Nairobi, Kenya, October 21, 2020 — Ten days from today three years ago a very special project was conceived. The World Rally Championship (WRC) Safari Rally Project came into being overseen by Phineas Kimathi under the express authority of the Kenya Motor Sports Federation (KMSF), the sports ministry, and a small team of selfless volunteers […]

June date for Safari’s eagerly-awaited return to World Rally Championship

Nairobi, October 10, 2020–The Safari Rally’s eagerly-awaited return to the World Rally Championship is now set for next June following Friday’s (October 9) release of the 2021 World Rally Championship calendar by the International Automobile Federation (FIA). The WRC Promoter, FIA’s commercial arm, announced that the World Rally Championship (WRC) Safari Rally will run from […]

CS Amina Mohamed elected to FIA’s World Motor Sport Council

Nairobi, Friday, October 9, 2020–Kenya’s Sports Culture and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Amb. (Dr.) Amina Mohamed has been elected into the World Motor Sport Council, a key governance organ of the International Automobile Federation (FIA). The Cabinet Secretary’s entry into the FIA’s management enhances Kenya’s presence in the global motor sports governing body. FIA President Jean […]

Kimathi Thanks Government for new Covid Sports Protocols

Nairobi, Kenya, September 18, 2020–On behalf of the Local Organising Committee of the WRC Safari Rally, I would like to thank the Government, through the Cabinet Secretary for Sport, Hon. Amb. (Dr.) Amina Mohamed, and Principal Secretary Mr. Joe Okudo, for releasing the Resumption of Sport Protocols. These protocols are timely and will help us, […]

MAKORI: WRC Safari Rally organisers think outside the box with inaugural, successful e-rally

The coronavirus-enforced break from sport has spurred the world into innovation and inspired creativity. Forced into exile from the norm, event organisers have come up with ingenious ways of sustaining interest across various sporting codes. In athletics, virtual competitions are now a staple. RunCzech – the Prague-based athletes and event management company – has even […]

Safari Rally officials keeping eye on the ball

July 7, 2020 Despite the Safari Rally’s return to the World Rally Championships (WRC) having been postponed to next year, Kenyan organisers are leaving nothing to chance in their preparations for the iconic rally. WRC Safari Rally chief executive officer, Phineas Kimathi, says his secretariat is still working on initial timelines that assume the rally […]

WRC Safari Rally Postponed due to COVID 19 Pandemic

Nairobi, Kenya, May 15 2020–The 2020 Safari Rally Kenya has been postponed until next year due to the Novel COVID 19 Pandemic, the Kenya Government has announced. A new suitable date will be announced later, said Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture Ambassador Amina Mohammed in a press statement. She added: […]