KCB commits KSh50 million sponsorship for WRC Safari Rally

KCB Group Marketing and Communications Director Angela Mwirigi (left) shaking hands with WRC Safari Rally Project CEO Mr. Phineas Kimathi after officially handing over a dummy cheque of Ksh.50 Million as the banks sponsorship for the 2019 WRC Safari Rally candidate event. PHOTO | Courtesy

Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) has donated KSh50 million towards the sponsorship of this weekend’s World Rally Championship Safari Rally slated for Friday July 5 to Sunday July 7 2019.

KCB Group Marketing and Communications Director Angela Mwirigi reiterated that the Bank will continue with its tradition of solid motorsport sponsorship in the coming years.

“KCB Bank Kenya will be the official banking partner for the 2019 Safari Rally, we are envisaging to re-ignite the motorsport spirit in Kenya as we gear up for the return of the WRC,” said Angela.

Fifty-one drivers have signed up for the historic event, which will also double up as the fourth round of FIA African Rally Championship (ARC). The 2019 Safari Rally will run this weekend with the crews traversing Nairobi and Nakuru counties.

The rally will be flagged outside the presidential pavilion at Kasarani Stadium at 11 am on Friday morning after, which the crew will set off for a grueling 796.86 Kms around Nairobi, Kiambu and Nakuru Counties.

Among the top contenders expected to spice up the competition are reigning two times Africa Champion Manvir Baryan, 5-times Safari Rally winner Carl Tundo, Zambian duo of Jassy Singh and Leroy Gomes and multiple Uganda Rally champion Ronald Ssebaguzi. Also in the mix is the legendary 1994 WRC Safari Rally winner Ian Duncan, 2 times winner Baldev Chager and 3 times Nakuru Rally winner Onkar Rai.

After the flag off at Kasarani, drivers will head to Sopa Lodge for overnight perc- Ferme before embarking on Saturdays action in Soysambu and Kedon’g on Sunday ahead of the Prize giving ceremony at 4:30 pm on Sunday at Sopa Lodge.

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