McRae Kimathi is the first Kenyan to ever enter the FIA Junior WRC Championship and is only the fourth African driver to ever compete in Junior WRC. Kimathi is named after 1995 FIA World Rally Champion, Colin McRae, who became an icon to many Kenyans after taking three Safari Rally victories. Until arriving in Scandinavia ahead of Rally Sweden, Kimathi had never seen snow or ice before and attended the John Haugland Winter Rally School to help with his preparations. 

Nationality KEN
Date of Birth 04.01.1995
Birthplace Kenya
FIA Junior WRC debut Rally Sweden (2022)
FIA Junior WRC wins -
FIA Junior WRC podiums -
FIA Junior WRC stage wins -
WRC3 wins -
WRC3 podiums 2
WRC3 stage wins 3
Co-Driver Mwangi Kioni