By Jejje Muhinde;
The Rwandan based sensational rally driver Giancarlo Davite and Sylvia Vindevogel have set their sights on a top finish in the Africa Rally Championship Equator Rally in Naivasha, Kenya.
The crew have made their entry to the first round of the 2021 ARC this year, cruising their Mitsubishi Evolution 10.
The Equator Rally, which is closed to the public, has attracted 31 entries, including 10 foreign crews, seven from Uganda, one each from Zambia, United Kingdom and Rwanda, respectively.
All crews rev off with the qualifying stage of 5.40km this Friday that will determine their starting positions on Saturday (tomorrow) before the race concludes on Sunday.
Crews will then cover eleven stages of a total competitive distance of 206.72km on Saturday and Sunday.
South Africa’s Guy Botterril is the only driver starting the event with ARC points. He scooped 25 points from the Bandana Rally in Côte D’Ivoire last year.
The event is a precursor for the much awaited WRC Safari rally scheduled for June this year. Out of the total number of entries, seven are R5 cars that have been enlisted for the 2021 FIA ARC Equator Rally.