Onkar Rai tops the list in a Volkswagen Polo GTI R5, followed by Carl Tundo’s similar machine. Tundo claimed victory by over 12min at the Equator Rally in April, which included some identical stages to those which feature on this week’s itinerary. He also shares a Safari Rally record with Shekhar Mehta, having won the event five times - albeit not as part of the WRC.
Tejveer Rai also starts in another Polo, whilst Karan Patel fields a Fiesta R5 machine. Previous WRC experience will come in handy for Patel after he contested the Junior WRC in 2016.
Aakif Virani will drive a Škoda Fabia R5, with Polish driver Daniel Chwist rounding out the entry in another Fiesta. It’s set to be a special rally for Chwist, as grandfather Sobiesław Zasada is making a popular comeback in a M-Sport Ford Fiesta Rally3 - aged 91!
- Full coverage from Safari Rally Kenya will be available on WRC+ All Live here, including every stage broadcast as it happens as well as key interviews, features and expert analysis from the service park.