KBC to be unveiled as the official WRC host Broadcaster

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation will be unveiled on Monday, 7th June, 2021 as the official television rights holder for the upcoming World Rally Championship (WRC) Safari Rally scheduled for  24th – 27th June.

The event which will take place at Moi International Sports Centre,Kasarani in the morning will be presided over by top dignitaries including Cabinet Secretaries for Sports and ICT Dr. Amina Mohamed and Joe Mucheru respectively.

Others who will be present during the launch include KBC Managing Director Dr Naim Bilal and Kenya Motorsport Federation(KMSF) President Phineas Kimathi who also act as WRC Safari Rally Project CEO.

Veteran broadcaster and Head of Sports at KBC Elyna Shiveka is relishing the prospects of KBC Channel 1 providing world class coverage.

Elyna Shiveka(right) flanked by colleagues Wavinya Musa and Diana Thiru at the Sports Personality of The Year Awards 2020 edition

“Safari Rally is synonymous with the broadcasting house since time immemorial and the event is just coming back where it belongs. We are all excited and working hard to deliver top notch airing of the 3 day tournament. We want to rekindle the old memories of an event that saw spectators sleep on the road back in the day” she said

The global showpiece which returns to the country after 19 year hiatus will see top drivers both locally and internationally showcasing their prowess and battling for honors.

Reigning World Rally Champion (WRC) Sebastien Ogier is among top drivers who will comb the unforgiving terrains of Naivasha in search of glory at the forthcoming competition.

According to an entry list released by world governing body FIA on Friday last week, Ogier who won the world title last year as part of the WRC Toyota Yaris works team, will feature in an event that will see 24 foreign drivers and 34 locals compete in the rally in Naivasha, 91km west of the capital Nairobi.

Local drivers including Tundo, Onkar Rai, Tejveer Rai and Karan Patel are expected to give the global drivers a run for their money if not the bragging rights.


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