FIA Pure Motorsport: The African Rally Championship Restart

With its vast, often merciless, playgrounds for crews and machines, the FIA African Rally Championship (ARC) allows professional and amateur drivers to live their passion across the continent.

Today’s episode of FIA Pure Motorsport – The Restart invites you to discover some of the highlights of the African rally series. 

About the African Rally Challenge (ARC)

With eight titles to his name, Zambia’s Satwant Singh is the most decorated driver in the series’ history, while reigning champion Manvir Baryan from Kenya has won back-to-back titles since 2017.

Last year Baryan and British co-driver Drew Sturrock sealed victory in the Pearl of Uganda Rally in August to wrap up three-in-a-row African championship titles with two rounds of the 2019 title chase to spare (Tanzania and Rwanda).

The pair placed their Škoda Fabia R5 on the podium on every ARC round they attended, clinching 3 first places (Ivory Coast, Zambia, Uganda), one second place (South Africa), and one-third place (Kenya) to build a huge gap ahead of their rivals, leaving little chance to their closest competitors, Zambia’s Leroy and Urshlla Gomes in second, to catch them.

See photos from last year’s African Rally Championship:

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