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Rovanperä Leads as Safari Rally Kenya Heads into Climactic Super Sunday

30/03/2024

Nairobi, Kenya – The WRC Safari Rally Kenya is setting the stage for a dramatic conclusion as it enters Super Sunday, with Kalle Rovanperä leading the pack after an action-packed SS13. The Finnish driver, aboard his Toyota, has demonstrated exceptional skill and resilience, maintaining his lead despite the demanding conditions that have tested every competitor’s limits.

Rovanperä’s closest competition comes from teammate Takamoto Katsuta, who trails by a significant margin but remains optimistic after a strong performance on Saturday. Despite various challenges, including a reported issue with his car, Katsuta and co-driver Aaron Johnston are poised for a strong finish.

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The rally has not been without its drama, as numerous drivers faced obstacles throughout the day. Adrien Fourmaux experienced a puncture but managed to secure a podium position by the day’s end, while Elfyn Evans faced setbacks with two punctures that jeopardized his podium aspirations.

In the WRC2 category, Gus Greensmith showcased determination and skill, overcoming illness to end the day with a lead in his class. The battle for second place saw Oliver Solberg surpass Kajetan Kajetanowicz, adding further excitement to the fiercely competitive category.

Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville, after a promising start, encountered difficulties that saw him slip down the rankings. However, the Belgian driver vows to fight back, emphasizing the unpredictable nature of the rally and the potential for last-minute upsets.

As teams and drivers prepare for the final stages, the Safari Rally Kenya continues to live up to its reputation as one of the most challenging and unpredictable events in the WRC calendar. With everything still to play for, Super Sunday promises to deliver thrilling racing action as competitors push their limits on one of motorsport’s grandest stages.

Fans can catch the latest updates and live stage results of the final day’s action on rallylive.net and can download the results app from Google Play or Apple App Store, as the world’s best rally drivers battle it out in the stunning yet treacherous Kenyan landscape.