Tanzania will host the African Rally Championships (ARC) in June, this year, according to the calendar released by the African rally governing body (CACMS).
Rally of Tanzania will be the fourth in the FIA African Rally Championships calendar just like last year, when Jaspreet Chatthe became the first Kenyan driver to win an event in Tanzania since 2002.
Twelve out of the original 19 starters finished the Oryx Energies Rally of Tanzania of 2014, which the 34-year-old Chatthe also scores his first-ever victory in any kind of event since stepping into the sport. Jamil Khan and Arshard Khan was the last Kenyan crew to win an event in Tanzania driving a Subaru Impreza STi.
According to the calendar, Rally Bandama Cote D’Ivoire will kick off the first round of the 2014 ARC from March 6 to 8 this year. Sasol Rally South Africa will hold the second round from April 17 to 18 and then the rally will move to Zambia from May 15 to 17. Then it will be turn for Rally of Tanzania from June 12 to 14.
Last year Tanzania hosted the event from June 13 to 15. Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally that will take place from July 31 to August 2 and the race will move on to Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally that will be staged from August 28 to 30.
Kenya’s Safari Rally Kenya event, which was the penultimate round on the 2014 FIA ARC calendar, has not been included in the calendar this year. The final round will take place from November 6 to 8 in Madagascar.
Gary Chaynes and Romain Comas from Ivory Coast emerged the 2014 FIA African Rally Champions. The winning margin was only one point after a full year of eight ARC rallies.
Courtesy of in2eastafrica.net