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Safari WRC return hopes boosted by government backing

The Safari Rally’s hopes of a WRC return have been given a £1.8m boost from the Kenyan government. A bid to get Nairobi back on the WRC calendar by 2020 has the support from Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta and from neighbouring Uganda. Some of the funding will be used to establish the WRC Safari Rally Project, which will oversee the organisation and development of a WRC-style Safari Rally later this year and a potential candidate event next season. Kenya’s cabinet secretary for sport Hassan Wario said: “The sanctioning of the Safari Rally as a premier continental rally by the FIA to be held in Kenya in 2018 [comes] with the hope of achieving full WRC [status] by 2020.” FIA...
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