Kenya Airways CEO Mr. Allan Kilavuka (centre) & WRC Safari Rally CEO Mr. Phineas Kimathi MBS, poses for a group photo with Kenya’s FIA Rally stars Jeremy Wahome (left) and Hamza Anwar, McRae Kimathi ( right) on 9th June 2021 at the national carrier’s HQ during the unveiling ceremony. NAIROBI, Kenya, June 9 – With the D- Day in Sight, Kenya Airways is not being left out of the WRC Safari Rally action after the national carrier came on board as the official airline partner for three FIA Rally youngster drivers who will compete in the upcoming WRC Safari Rally in Kenya.
The three budding young Kenyan drivers who have been selected include McRae Kimathi (26), Hamza Anwar (22) and Jeremy Wahome (22) who will join the global programme.
The sponsorship empowers them to battle it out against older more experience drivers at the upcoming Safari Rally slated for June 24-27 around the scenic Rift Valley.
The FIA partnership with KQ will see Kenya airways fly the team to Europe and beyond as they go for training and profiling the teams globally through the KQ network and assets.
Allan Kilavuka, the Chief Executive Officer at Kenya Airways, said: “Our partnership with the FIA Rally Star program is an exciting one, as it aims to attract and grow young local talent. For years, KQ has been a loyal supporter of various rallying events including the East African Safari Classic Rally and the Safari Rally.”
He added, “The return of the World Rally Championship to Kenya is incredibly nostalgic and we are committed to supporting the growth of fresh talent within the rallying community. This sponsorship is further important because it cements our footprint as a long-standing supporter of sports development on the continent including rugby, golf, athletics, volleyball, and, of course, motor sports. We truly look forward to supporting the rise of a new generation of rally drivers and are proud to be there as they embark on this next chapter of their careers.” Kenya Airways CEO Mr. Allan Kilavuka (centre) is flanked by WRC Safari Rally CEO Mr. Phineas Kimathi MBS, when the two unveiled three youngsters Hamza Anwar, McRae Kimathi, and Jeremy Wahome for the FIA Rally star program on 9th June 2021 at the national carrier’s HQ.
WRC Safari Rally CEO Phineas Kimathi lauded Kenya Airways for their sponsorship novelty towards the FIA Rally star programme.
“This program presents an exciting […]