An all- German crew have tested in the run up to the 2015 Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic Rally in Mombasa in November.

Seven time German champion, Mathias Kahle, who will make his debut in the world’s toughest marathon rally, was recently in Kenya to test the suspensions of the Datsun 260Z, which is expected to be ready for the nine-day event that will cover some of the most rugged stages across Kenya and Tanzania.

“The adjustments we made to the suspension were really good. The car felt perfect in all conditions ranging from wet to dry and from stony tracks to powdery and dusty conditions . I am still lacking a bit of experience with a right-hand drive car but apart from that we feel we are well prepared for the rally. Certainly, this test drive has proved to us that the 260z is the right choice.” said Kahle at the end of his test drive around Suswa.

It was also time for his navigator, Thomas Schünemann to get familiarised with the types of notes that are commonly used in the rally, where no competitor is allowed to visit the rally stages prior to the start of the KQ-sponsored event.

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