2021 Safari Rally Threatened with Cancelation – The Checkered Flag


The Safari Rally spherical of the FIA World Rally Championship, which was set to make a comeback on the WRC calendar final 12 months after 17 years of absence, needed to be cancelled because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and now this 12 months’s rally can be threatened to be cancelled as soon as once more.

The rally is scheduled to happen on 24-27 June. In accordance with the native information sources in Kenya, the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has now determined to place in new restrictions within the nation, limiting free motion round within the areas of Nairobi.

With these new restrictions in place, all occasions which might be going down across the space have been cancelled, however how lengthy the restrictions will apply has not been revelead simply but. Later this week the choice on the Safari Rally´s destiny will hopefully be revealed.

The Kenya Motorsport Federation KMSF has additionally introduced they are going to be canceling the entire motorsport occasions within the nation, the Equator Rally Kenya which was set to carry the season-opener of the nationwide sequence on 23/24 April is cancelled, the identical rally would have been used as preparation for some drivers for the Safari Rally.

Credit score: WRC

In an announcement from the KMSF chairman, Phineas Kimathi, he stated; “Following the announcement by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta limiting motion within the counties of Machakos, Nairobi, Kiambu, Kajiado and Nakuru and the suspension of all sporting occasions, the KMSF hereby places on maintain all motor sports activities occasions within the nation.”

However due to the huge vaccination marketing campaign ran by the president, the KMSF remains to be optimistic that the WRC can do a comeback this season, Kenya can be a rustic the place COVID-19 has seen a drastic enhance, for the reason that center of March the variety of folks contaminated has elevated by round 1,500 folks every day.

“With the robust rollout of the vaccination marketing campaign led by His Excellency President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, his cupboard and different senior officers, we stay optimistic the pandemic will probably be suppressed to permit the uninterrupted internet hosting of the WRC Safari Rally Kenya scheduled for June 2021.”

Nonetheless, the preparations of build up the rally´s service park remains to be ongoing, the service park will probably be positioned on the Naivasha’s Kenya Wildlife Service Coaching College is about to beomce the most important within the historical past of the WRC.

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