By Spy Uganda
The mythical Safari Rally Kenya (24 – 27 June), the most famous rally in the world, returns to the today for the first time since 2002 following a suspension of hosting rights by the sport’s world governing body – the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile – FIA, 19 years ago.
Sensational Ugandan driver Rajiv Ruparelia, who had previously exhibited a rare skill at the Nakuru KCB rally championship, will not make it to these competitions after his Volkswagen Polo Proto failed him in previous competitions with a radiator bust.
Rajiv Ruparelia and Co-driver had managed a seventh overall finish performance on day in legion of 33 cars that were flagged off.
“The Ugandan (Rajiv) is one of the best and could have probably finished in the top three but his car let him down…. however, it’s good that he survived that incident –and thanks to the Almighty. it was a terrible incident that could have cost him a life,” remarked a seemingly disappointed fan of the tycoon – Sudhir Ruparelia’s son.
— Safari Rally Kenya (@wrcsafarirally) June 23, 2021