The sturdy probability for Safari Rally to regain its International Rally Championship (WRC) standing makes now not handiest the lovers positive but in addition the present championship drivers.
Safari rally misplaced its WRC standing 17 years in the past.
However the match, as soon as described as the sector’s hardest were given a rent of lifestyles with a WRC candidate match ultimate July
Now extra with the potential of making it at the 2020 WRC match line-up, I sought the perspectives of a few WRC drivers all through my shuttle at the WRC spherical in Turkey.
Kris Meeke – Toyota Gazoo Racing
Safari Rally is an match I take note staring at on TV when rising up. However I’m certain it’s now not the similar match like ahead of.
All of us don’t know what the development is like. Our engineers attended the candidate match however now not till we see it ourselves.
Esapekka Lappi – Citroen Racing Staff
Truthfully, I don’t know what to anticipate if Safari Rally is added. I don’t know the rest in regards to the match and what the roads are like.
However it’s great to discover one thing new particularly in a rustic like Kenya. The development has quite a lot of historical past at the back of and it will be nice if its again.
However I feel it’s excellent to have new occasions from what we’re used to. I’m certain it may be an actual journey for us.
Teemu Suninen – M-Recreation Ford Racing
It will really be fascinating to have the Safari rally. I really like other rallies and Safari could be lovely other from what we’ve got.
I heard that it’s fairly tricky and one would wish excellent methods to steer clear of incidences. We’d like such difficult occasions.
Jari Matti Latvala – Toyota Gazoo Racing
Remaining yr, I went to Kenya for my vacations after listening to quite a lot of tales about Safari.
My father had his perfect end with Safari Rally when he got here 11th total in 2001. I can be happy to be a part of it as smartly.
What I will say, Kenya has the most productive nature. This can be a mixture of such a lot of issues.
It’ll be a thrilling match if added since non people has been there ahead of.
Thierry Neuville – Hyundai Motorsport
Clearly, I’ve noticed a number of footage from rallies in Africa. Additionally my co-driver used to be a part of the historical match. However I don’t know in point of fact a lot in regards to the present Safari.
I’d in point of fact be thrilled to have Safari rally. It’s at all times excellent to get a brand new match at the calendar that gives other demanding situations from what we’ve got.
Safari must be thrilling with new roads, new demanding situations in addition to journey.
Ott Tanak – Toyota Gazoo racing
It appears like an enchanting match. I don’t know a lot about Africa, have handiest visited South Africa for a couple of days. It’s tricky to believe the development.
If Kenya is added, then it must be great since the entirety new comes with excellent revel in.
I truthfully love to win new rallies as a result of they arrive with giant demanding situations like new roads they usually make you extra targeted not like going into the rally for the second one time it turns into a bit of arduous.
Andreas Mikkelsen – Hyundai Racing
We’ve got at all times heard about Safari, how particular and distinctive it used to be.
With the entire occasions which may be added subsequent yr, if Safari is in, then it’s going to be great for each driving force having to be a part of a unconditionally new match in Africa.
We’ve got many rallies which can be fairly an identical. One thing new could be nice.