The entry list for the 9-18 December East African Classic Safari rally is full, with 58 entries having paid their deposits and been confirmed and another 20 on the waiting list. Amongst these are nearly 20 places that have been reserved by entrants Tuthill Porsche, BMA Vintage and others that still show both drivers as TBA. However, there are plenty of returning front-runners, with names like Andrew Siddal, Geoff Bell, Emile Breittmayer and Ian Duncan to promise another highly-competitive event.
“The challenge is that, as the Classic Safari traverses through a number of counties mostly in the remote parts of Kenya, accommodation is not readily available, as well as finding sufficient daylight hours to run the rally safely, said a recent statement issued by the organisers. “Whilst the WRC is in advanced preparations for the 2023 event in June, whereby we expect some 20 to 25 WRC and R5 cars to participate, along with the KNRC challengers, the East African Safari Classic Rally, popularly known as the ‘Classic Safari’ is facing another kind of challenge! We are oversubscribed for the event!”
As a result, organisers have decided to consider increasing the number of events they will hold in 2024 and 2025 with a possible 3-day Mini Classic in May 2024 and another 5-day event in December 2024 possibly incorporating Tanzania. Email email@example.com for more information.
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