There is rarely an uneventful day on East African Safari Classic Rally and today was no exception, despite being shorter than planned due to cancellation of two out of four of the competitive sections.
On the sixth day of this epic rally, the battle between local rally hero Ian Duncan and former World Rally Champion Stig Blomqvist continued on the East African Safari Classic Rally.
Rest Day for the Teams and Drivers on the 2013 East African Safari Classic Rally
To have one puncture is unlucky – and that happened to us on the first section – but what can you say when you have three in one section ? That was us on the second section.
The fourth day of the Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic Rally took in four stages of which the shortest was a two-kilometre sprint round a cement quarry. This section was included to give spectators from the Nairobi area a chance to see the rally cars in action.
The first full day that the Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic 2013 spent in Tanzania has proved to be full of incident with some crews suffering enormous setbacks and others progressing smoothly with few problems.
When we saw Björn and Mathias standing outside their car waving OK we were relieved but the thought came to me ‘If that can happen to Björn, I had better be careful’. Thus we drove very steadily for the rest of that section.
1, Björn Waldegård/Mathias Waldegård, Porsche 911: They say we were quickest on the long stage today. Well, we have to show them that we are not giving up!
Björn Waldegård has retired from this year’s East African Safari Classic following an incident on today’s 154 kilometre Jeshini competitive section.
Ian Duncan and Amaar Slatch continued their consistent drive on the Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic Rally 2013 by setting second and third fastest times on the two competitive sections held today