Kenya’s rally driver McRae Kimathi and his compatriot Mwangi Kioni finished fourth scoring a WRC3 podium on his first-ever European rally.
This was besides losing 17min stuck in a snowbank on Friday during FIA Junior World Rally Championship staged in Sweden.
“It’s such a great feeling. I mean first time on snow and fourth overall is such an amazing feeling,” Kimathi said. ” I dedicate the achievement of this milestone to my country and my continent.”
Special gratitude goes out to my sponsors, @SafaricomPLC and @KenyaAirways, for being my devoted partners in this historic journey.
— McRae Kimathi (@mcrae_kimathi) February 27, 2022
“We are proud of you as you continue to go beyond and achieve great success,” Safaricom Tweeted, one of Kimathi’s sponsors.
Congratulations to @mcrae_kimathi and Waithaka Kioni for being the first Kenyan team to finish @rallysweden. We are proud of you as you continue to go beyond and achieve great success. #TeamSafaricom pic.twitter.com/YHvvjYwOnx
— Safaricom PLC (@SafaricomPLC) February 28, 2022
“It is a big achievement; big Congratulations to him and Mwangi Kioni for a successful weekend while dancing on some ice,” Phineas Kimathi, President Kenya Motorsport Federation and CEO WRC Safari Rally Project Tweeted.
History is defined by moments like today's. @mcrae_kimathi goes in the books as the first Kenyan to finish the @RallySweden event. Its is a big achievement; big Congratulations to him and Mwangi Kioni for a successful weekend while dancing on some ice.🏁 pic.twitter.com/xyrBorsUWN
— Phineas Kimathi (@phineaskimathi_) February 27, 2022
McRae Kimathi started his racing career in 2015 and failed to finish the first six events he took part in, four times by crashing out. He is named after British rally legend Colin McRae, the 1995 world champion.
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