Carl ‘Flash’ Tundo co-driven by Tim Jessop driving a Mitsubishi Evo 9 in action during the Guru Nanak Rally in Stoni Athi, Athi River area. [Standard Sports]

As the days for the WRC Safari Rally, slated for Naivasha on June 24-27, draw nearer, global manufacturers are entering their teams for the expected dare devil showpiece.

Below, Standard Sports gives you a glimpse of some of the World beaters and selected locals who have already confirmed their participation.

The tough competition will traverse the rocky Sleeping Warrior, scenic Soysambu Conservancy and the volcanic ashed Loldia and Malewa among other exciting tracks.

Name: Elfyn Evans

Age: 32

Nationality: Welsh 

Team: Toyota

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Navigator: Scott Martin (United Kingdom)

Car: Yaris WRC 2021

Honours:  3 Rally wins

Name: Sebastien Ogier

Sebastien Ogier of France (R) and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia (L) celebrate after winning the Rally of Australia World Rally Championship (WRC) event and securing their third world championship in Coffs Harbour on the New South Wales north coast on September 13, 2015. [AFP, William WEST]

Age: 38

Nationality: French

Team: Toyota

Navigator: Julien Ingrassia (France)

Car: Yaris WRC 2021

Honours: 7 WRC titles (6 consecutive), 7 WRC Driver’s Championship titles, 51 Rally wins

Name: Kalle Rovanpera

Age: 20

Nationality: Finnish

Team: Toyota

Navigator: Jonne Halttunen (Finland)

Car: Yaris WRC 2021

Honours: 2019 WRC-2 Pro champion

Name: Katsuta Takamoto

Age: 28

Nationality: Japanese

Team: Toyota

Navigator: Dan Barritt (Great Britain)

Car: Yaris WRC 2021

Honours: 3 stage wins

Name: Ott Tanak

World Rally Championship (WRC) 2019 winner Ott Tanak [Courtesy]

Age: 33

Nationality: Estonian

Team: Hyundai

Navigator: Martin Jerveoja (Estonia)

Car: Hyundai Shell Mobis i20

Honours: 1 WRC title, 14 Rally wins

Name: Thierry Neuville

Age: 32

Nationality: Belgian

Team: Hyundai

Navigator: Martijn Wydaeghe (Belgium)

Car: Hyundai Shell Mobis i20

Honours: 13 Rally wins

Name: Dani Sordo

Age: 38

Nationality: Spanish

Team: Hyundai

Navigator: Borja Rozada (Spain)

Car: Hyundai Shell Mobis i20

Honours: 3 Rally wins

Name: Carl Tundo

Age: 47

Nationality: Kenyan

Team: Minti

Navigator: Tim Jessop (Kenya)

Car: VW Polo R5

Honours: 2 Rally wins

Name: Onkar Rai

Age: 33

Nationality: Kenyan

Team: Kabras Sugar

Navigator: Drew Sturrock (UK)

Car: VW Polo R5

Honours: Former KNRC Division Two champion, KNRC Nakuru winner (2017, 2018)

Name: Tejveer Rai 

Nationality: Kenyan

Team: Kabras Sugar

Navigator: Gareth Dawe

Car: VW Polo R5

Honours: Former KNRC Division 3 winner.

Name: Karan Patel 

Age: 30

Nationality: Kenyan

Team: Filmico

Navigator: Tauseef Khan

Car: Ford Fiesta R5

Honours: Former KNRC Group S and Division 3 champ

Name: Aakif Virani

Nationality: Kenyan

Team: Arrow Racing 

Navigator: Azhar Bhatti

Car: Skoda Fabia R5

 

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