Quotes from the drivers following Day 1 of the 2013 East African Safari Classic Rally
With the majority of the top runners commenting on the differences of nature between the three competitive sections run today, the rally appears to have a very varied make-up.
Photos of competitors in the 2013 East African Safari Classic Rally at the Whitesands Resort, Mombasa
Press Release – Tuesday, 5th November 2013
At the weekend, there was a very important meeting in Nairobi. This was the briefing for the key marshals, timekeepers and officials of the Kenya Airways Safari Classic Rally. It was held in a typically informal tented setting outside the new offices of the rally on Riverside Drive in Nairobi.
It was with great sadness that the organisers and sponsors of the Kenya Airways Safari Classic Rally learnt of the death of Joginder Singh in London on October 20th. As recently as 2007, Joginder was the patron of the Safari Classic for that year. He met all the competitors, flagged them off from the start and was present during the rally and at the prizegiving.
On Friday, Tuthill Porsche dispatched the remainder of their armada of Porsche 911s plus the tons of parts and tyres needed to support the Porsches that they have prepared for clients during the nine days of the Safari Classic.
Thomas Flohr may need another year or two of training under his seat belt before tackling Le Mans. But he’s into driving for the long haul, as it were, applying character traits he’s learned in business life to racing and vice versa.
The highly successful Kenya Airways Safari Classic Rally has recently undergone a few changes in its boardroom but none of these will affect its continuing popularity.
The Kenya Airways Safari Classic Rally will have both a new Clerk of the Course and Deputy Clerk of the Course when it next runs in November 2013.
Traditionally, Christmas and the New Year is a quiet time for motor sport action, but in the Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic Rally office in Nairobi there has been a virtual tsunami of entries arriving for the next edition due this November.