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    Well everyone wanted a "Safari" rally... Now not so much...

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    Unfortunately it says a lot about the organizers unless there was some freak storm the night before. Didn't they recce the stages? I also heard there was an accident, but that was on Kenyan media

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    Quote Originally Posted by racerx1979 View Post
    Unfortunately it says a lot about the organizers unless there was some freak storm the night before. Didn't they recce the stages? I also heard there was an accident, but that was on Kenyan media
    https://www.kenyans.co.ke/news/41452...i-rally-photos

    Apparently some people were drunk and drove into the stage after it ended, rolled the car, with one dead.

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    Sad... I'm pretty sure they killed their chances. No comparison to the likes of Estonia or New Zealand.

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    Lots of FIA personnel received plenty of "hospitality" from the organizers/promoters so suspect it will still be in the WRC in 2020.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal the 2nd View Post
    Lots of FIA personnel received plenty of "hospitality" from the organizers/promoters so suspect it will still be in the WRC in 2020.
    Yeah, the organizers are nearly billionaires in Kenya. They own one of the biggest sugar processing factories in the world apparently. You can bet your a$$ the FIA officials were well taken care of. Why do you think ex WRC drivers live in Kenya for months training these wealthy Indian drivers?? Nairobi is extremely dangerous, but they get treated extremely well.

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    I bet it still be on the calendar...money talks.

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    Imagine all the drama on WRC+ Live. I am excited about that. People wants GrB back, FIA gave it. People wants Safari back... lets do it! People are so strange nowadays...

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    i have never wanted it back
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    I'm not saying it won't be cool, but what does it really bring to the sport? Toyota is a huge market for Africa, but that's about it. Otherwise it's a joke honestly.

    From what I know so far, both TGR and Hyundai are completely against it even though they may say otherwise when being interviewed. I can only imagine M-Sport and Citroen are totally against it just from a budget stance.

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