Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy-lyle are looking forward to extending their Africa rally championship lead with maximum points from the weekend’s Equator rally in Kenya.

The South African crew will be attempting their second rally of the African championship; a mission which they started in 2020 in Ivory Coast.

Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy Lyle Credit: BMT

The Equator rally comes as the second event from the extended African rally championship. 

“We are giving the full ARC championship a go. We would like to score as many points as possible. We do have some points but all you need is one bad rally and they all gone,” he said.

Botterril and Vacy-Lyle currently have 25 points.

Equator rally will start with a 5.40km qualifying stage that will determine the starting order for ARC crews.

On Saturday and Sunday, crews will cover eleven stages; with a total competitive distance of 206.72kms.

Guy and Simon at the ARC podium in Ivory Coast Credit: Photo Credit: BMT

Botterril knows to well the challenges that lie ahead.

“We are all going to be new to the stages, environment, weather, and the competitors. Which will be quite a challenge causing stiff competition.

“But we have done our best to prepare the car and a team that can be ready for anything.”

Over 15 crews will be in line for the Africa rally championship battle in Equator rally.

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