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Safari guide and wildlife photographer Geoff Mayes and Scottish born Jamie Mactavish successfully guided their SPV class V8 rally raid car to a top twenty overall position and third in class on the just finished KCB Safari Rally.

This years event saw crews face two and a half challenging days in the Great Rift Valley over terrain more suited to a Dakar event than a flat out motor rally. Attrition was high as cars succumbed to rocks, ruts, dust and even encounters with wild animals but through it all the Landrover continued. Mayes and Mactavish did have their own dramas, an unmarked ditch in the organisers notes saw the raid car flung into the trees at high speed, emerging with body damage but only minimal time loss. Read More »

Kenyan based safari guide Geoff Mayes will once again team up with Scottish born Jamie Mactavish as the pair do battle against Kenyas finest rally drivers on the forthcoming three day long KCB Safari Rally. The pair will go head to head with former Kenyan Rally Champion Carl “Flash” Tundo for SPV (specially prepared vehicles) honours after upgrading to a mighty V8 rally raid car. Silverspread Meru Rally Team will once again be the title sponsor for Mayes and Mactavish, a partnership that netted the pair their first ever Safari Rally finish in 2015. Read More »

Geoff Mayes Safari Rally02Zimbabwean born safari guide Geoff Mayes and his Scottish codriver Jamie Mactavish have realized a life-long dream when they guided their rear wheel drive Toyota Levin to fifth in class on the just ended KCB Safari Rally. The three day marathon saw over half the field drop out through a variety of problems, but Mayes and Mactavish successfully guided their Silverspread Meru and Maxxis Tyres supported Toyota to the finish line on Sunday evening. Read More »

Geoff and orphaned elephantZimbabwean born Geoff Mayes will join the Silverspread Meru Rally Team for the forthcoming KCB Safari Rally. Mayes will be joined onboard his two wheel drive Toyota Levin by Scotsman Jamie Mactavish as the pair once again use this world famous event to raise awareness for “Hands off our Elephants”, the global social media campaign aimed at raising awareness about elephant poaching. Read More »

Geoff and JamieZimbabwean born safari guide, Geoff Mayes, is all set to make his driving debut on the forthcoming KCB Safari Rally. Having first worked as a professional photographer on the rally and then co-driven on the past two editions Geoff will now swap seats for this, the 62nd edition of the world famous event. And Geoff will once more be raising awareness for a cause that is very close to his heart, the plight of the African elephant, by promoting the “Hands off our Elephants” campaign on his rally car. Geoff will be driven by Scotsman Jamie Mactavish. Read More »

Motorsport engineering company JR Motorsports (JRM) has secured its latest victory in Round 5 of the FIA African Rally Championship. Driver Baldev Singh Chager won the KCB Safari rally at the wheel of his JRM-constructed Mitsubishi Evo X, to seize the lead of the Kenyan Rally Championship. In arguably one of the most arduous rallies in the world, the strength of JRM’s custom builds and attention to detail enabled Chager and co driver Ravi Soni to beat the extreme temperatures and equally punishing dust and rocky terrain.

Particularly brutal this year was the 84km Il Bissel to Parane stage that was responsible for a high rate of attrition with numerous engine and suspension failures among the top runners. Described by even seasoned drivers as a ‘killer’ stage, Chager was able to press on, enabling his Evo X to hold the lead he secured on the second stage right to the finish. Read More »

The Rally Queens rally team once more enjoyed a successful outing in the Kenyan National Rally Championship when Samira Khan and co-driver Chantal Young drove their Classic Ford Escort Mk1 to a podium position in the Classic Cup on the recent 60th jubilee KCB Safari Rally. Read More »

The Kick Energy Rally Team enjoyed a successful 60th edition of the world famous KCB Safari Rally when Simon Sharpe set times good enough for a top five overall finish in his supercharged Platz hybrid whilst Peter Horsey recovered from loosing time early on to end the three day rally fifth overall at the wheel of a Mitsubishi Evo X. Read More »

The Kick Energy team will expand to three cars for the forthcoming 60th Jubilee KCB Safari Rally as Simon Sharpe and his unique V8 Platz hybrid joins championship regulars Peter and Alex Horsey. For this three day rally Alex Horsey will make his competition debut in the crowd pleasing “Moto Moto” Datsun Debe whilst Peter will be at the helm of the powerful Mitsubishi Evo 10.

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The Rally Queens, Samira Khan and Chantal Young have clinched a vital new sponsor to join them in the action when this weekends 60th anniversary KCB Safari Rally gets underway on Friday afternoon. The pair, at the wheel of a classic Ford Escort Mk1, are aiming for a strong run on the three day marathon event.

Samira made history last year by becoming only the second woman, after former WRC rally winner Michele Mouton, to finish the gruelling nine day long Classic Safari Rally. She will use the very same 1969 Ford Escort to tackle the more compact KCB Safari Rally which was previously a round of the World Rally Championship. Read More »