Rovanperä hails Toyota team for ‘ultimate’ Safari Rally triumph


Kalle Rovanperä, the young Finnish sensation, showered praise upon his Toyota Gazoo Racing Team for their stellar performance at last week’s Safari Rally Kenya.

With an unbeaten streak on the opening full day of competition, Rovanperä established a commanding lead that remained unchallenged throughout the event. His flawless drive in the GR Yaris Rally1 marked Toyota’s fourth consecutive victory in Africa’s iconic rally.

Expressing his gratitude to the team, Rovanperä emphasized the collective effort behind the success, highlighting the meticulous preparation and flawless execution that contributed to their dominant performance.

He hailed their achievement as the epitome of Safari rallying, characterized by impeccable driving and a faultless car.

Rovanperä in action at the Safari Rally

Reflecting on the challenges posed by the rugged terrain, Rovanperä acknowledged the demanding nature of the Safari Rally, particularly amplified by adverse weather conditions.

Despite the tough conditions, Rovanperä maintained his composure and executed a flawless strategy, ensuring the car remained in pristine condition throughout the grueling event.

Securing his second Safari Rally victory was a monumental achievement for Rovanperä, underscoring the event’s significance and Toyota’s enduring legacy in the sport.

With a nod to Toyota’s longstanding success in Africa, Rovanperä celebrated the team’s triumph, echoing the sentiment that “the car in front is always a Toyota.”

As Rovanperä basked in the glory of his victory, he recognized the dedication and commitment of the entire Toyota Gazoo Racing Team, whose relentless pursuit of excellence propelled them to yet another remarkable triumph on the rugged terrain of Safari Rally Kenya.

Photo: WRC

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