The return of the Safari Rally to the WRC was one of the great attractions of the 2020 season, despite the fact that the test has been adjusted to the current standards of the World Rally Championship. Nevertheless, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the local promoter and Kenyan authorities to cancel the rally, with a view to be back in 2021. For the moment, the plan is on track and the Safari Rally is getting closer and closer to being a reality again. In fact, the organizer has revealed the final route of the 2021 edition. The Kenyan event will have a total of 18 sections which add up 320 kilometers against the clock on his return to the WRC.
On his return to the World Cup almost 20 years later, the Safari Rally will start on the day of Thursday, June 24, 2021 with the dispute of a small super special of 4.84 kilometers. Brief contact that will lead to a stage on Friday in which the drivers will face two symmetrical loops of three stages. Among these three specials that will be played in a double pass, the highlights the imposing 32.68 kilometers of the third and sixth stages of the rally. Under the name of ‘Kendog’ this special shapes almost two thirds of the almost 100 kilometers that make up this day.
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Nevertheless, the longest stage of the Kenyan rally is on Saturday, with the dispute of another six stages and 120 kilometers against the clock. As in the previous day, the special that acts as SS10 and SS13 stands out above all with its 31 kilometers in length. By last, Sunday’s final stage will be contested on a five-stage basis, with the Power Stage closing the event. A little over 10 kilometers will put an end to the Safari Rally and will deliver the extra points reserved for the last special of each day.