Lee Rose wins Safari Rally

05.07.2008: Lee Rose wins Safari Rally

Lee Rose, navigated by Piers Daykin in a new Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9, has won the Safari Rally: one of the eight IRC Supporter Events that has signed up to the series so far.

Rose – who also competed on the Safari Rally last year when it was the opening round of the IRC – took an early advantage that he carried through to the end. "I’ve been wanting to win the Safari for 10 years, so to finally do it is fantastic," said the Kenyan. "My new car was just superb and it ran faultlessly."

Well-known Japanese competitor Hideaki Miyoshi, who was on the podium on last year’s Safari Rally, repeated the feat this year by claiming third in his Mitsubishi Lancer The oldest driver in the competition John Rose (the father of Lee Rose) concluded the top 10 in his son’s old car : another Mitsubishi Lancer.

The next IRC Supporter Event is the Sata Rally Acores, which takes place this weekend featuring another strong entry. 


- Anthony Peacock -

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05.07.2008 / MaP

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