In pictures: East African Safari Classic Rally through the lens

Morans cheering East African Safari Classic Rally drivers. [Courtesy, McKlein]

Rally drivers gave mixed reactions as the grueling East African Safari Classic rally came to an end today at the Ocean Sports Resort in Watamu, Kilifi County.

The drivers were all in agreement that the 2022 rally was the toughest in recent years.

A rally car being checked for repairs at a stop during the East African Safari Classic Rally. [Courtesy, McKlein]

According to the drivers and their crews, the nine days of rallying were met with twisty tracks, big brows and cambered corners.

However, the drivers experienced memorable scenes where they encountered wild animals along the way.

Some of the rally cars that participated in the 10th edition of the EASCR. [Courtesy, McKlein]

Kenya's Baldev Chager co-driven by Drew Sturrock said; “I am happy to have won the rally. It was an amazing drive."

"I want to thank my crew and the sponsors for contributing to my victory. This was a big boost as I prepare for the World Safari Rally in June," added Chager as he uncorked his champagne.

A map of the route during the East African Safari Classic Rally. [Courtesy, McKlein]

Second-placed Swedish team of Patrick Sandell co-driven by Henrik Bolinder said it was an exciting rally. “It was amazing driving all the way from Naivasha to Watamu. I encountered lovely people all the way," said Sandell who made his debut in the rally this year.

Elephants and zebras at a watering hole along the East African Safari Classic Rally route. [Courtesy, McKlein]

“I will go home with a lot of memories of Kenya and Africa as a whole."

East African Safari Classic Rally. [Courtesy, McKlein]

Kenya's legendary Ian Duncan navigated by Anthony Neilsen who completed the list of the top three said it was a great event.

A ballon rising vertically during the East African Safari Classic Rally. [Courtesy, McKlein]

 “I want to thank all the sponsors for making the rally happen. Asanteni sana (Thank you)", said the former champion.

Pupils cheering a rally car during the East African Safari Classic Rally. [Courtesy, McKlein]

Belgium driver Remon Vos and his co-driver Stephane Prevot in a Porsche 911 sent the crowd in a burst of prolonged laughter after he said he take home unique memories.

A rally car in action during the East African Safari Classic Rally. [Courtesy, McKlein]

“I will always remember the dust, friendly people and the cold Tusker beer," he said.

Zebras grazing along a section of the East African Safari Classic Rally route. [Courtesy, McKlein]

Standard Group PLC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Orlando Lyomu said the company will continue partnering with East African Safari Classic rally fraternity.

Vroom! A rally car in action during the East African Safari Classic Rally. [Courtesy, McKlein]

“We (Standard Group) are proud to partner with East African Classic Safari rally to cement our position as a true home of sports, " said the CEO.

Hoonigan race team during the East African Safari Classic Rally. [Courtesy, McKlein]
An aerial view of a section of the East African Safari Classic Rally. [Courtesy, McKlein]
One of the rally cars that participated in the East African Safari Classic Rally. [Courtesy, McKlein]

 

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