Over thirty crews have been cleared to start the Africa Rally Championship round; the Equator Rally in Naivasha, Kenya this Friday. 

However, only 19 crews will be legible for the ARC points.

Jasmeet Chana Credit: Innocent Mutaawe

The ARC crews will rev off with the qualifying stage of 5.40km on Friday. That will determine their starting positions on Saturday.

Before qualifying stage, crews will be given a free practice pass in the Loldia stage. 

Amaanraj Rai Credit: Innocent Mutaawe

The non-ARC registered crews will later do a shakedown in the same stage.

Crews will then cover in total eleven stages of a total competitive distance of 206.72km on Saturday and Sunday. 

Guy Botterill Credit: Innocent Mutaawe

South Africa’s Guy Botterril is the only drive starting the event with ARC points. He picked 25 points from the Bandana Rally in Cote D’Ivoire last year.

The event is a precursor for the much awaited WRC Safari rally scheduled for June this year.

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