KENYA AIRWAYS EAST AFRICAN SAFARI CLASSIC RALLY ENDS WITH KENYAN WIN
(Posted 30th November 2013)
(Kenya’s winning team of Ian Duncan and Amaar Slatch on the ramp popping the champagne corks)
The 2013 Kenya Airways Safari Classic Rally ended yesterday at the Sarova Whitesands Resort & Spa and it was once again a Kenyan win as Ian Duncan, also winner of the 2009 edition of the rally, pipped Stig Blomquist by just over 3 minutes to the finishing line after the lead had changed twice over the past days.
Ian drove a Ford Capri, leaving the fancied Porsche 911’s of Stig Blomquist and third placed team Gerald Marcy and Stephan Prevot from Belgian ‘easting dust’.
54 of the 60 starters made it to the finish, bringing home their Porsches, Datsuns and Fords of various makes and one sole Corvette, though with a large gap between the leader and the final finisher.
The event is run every two years and continues to excite large crowds along the route which this year again covered both Kenya and Tanzania to the delight of motor sport fans who turned out in their tens of thousands along the course to see the classic cars of yesteryear one more time. Kenya Airways has already indicated continued sponsorship of the event, which showcases Kenya as a key rallying destination and has this year helped to promote the Kenya coast where the event started and ended at the Sarova Whitesands Resort & Spa.
The next edition is set for November 2015 and details can be obtained nearer to the time once again via the Facebook fan page at https://www.facebook.com/EastAfricanSafari or the organization’s direct webpage via www.eastafricansafarirally.com.
Full results are now available via http://www.eastafricansafarirally.com/images/bulletins/2013-day9-overall-final.pdf