The quality of the images offered by recent Rally Safari Kenya deserves yet another article, this time devoted to aero and dust images offered by some of the excellent local photographers (Anwar Sidi, Mwangi Kirubi and Alvin Kibet) to whom we want to thank in advance for their collaboration, by letting us share some of their images. And we invite you to discover many other of their amazing images through the links below.
We start with one of the few cars using snorkel, fighting against the dust and fresh fesh.
C.Tundo/T.Jessop, Volkswagen Polo GTi R5, Rally Safari Kenya 2021 – image by Mwangi Kirubi
Dust was present almost everywhere, sometimes at such a high amount that cars seemed to be shrouded by dust.
T.Katsuta/D.Barritt, Toyota Yaris WRC, Rally Safari Kenya 2021 – image by Anwar Sidi
O.Solberg/A.Johnston, Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC, Rally Safari Kenya 2021 – image by Alvin Kibet
Fesh fesh caused the drivers multiple problems, due to poor traction.
A.Mughal/Z.Hamid, Subaru Impreza, Rally Safari Kenia 2021 – image by Mwangi Kirubi
As usual in gravel events, dust was really helpful to visualize the airflow around the WRC cars, such as in the rear fender vents of the Fiesta WRC in the image below. It confirms that all the fender vent is cooperating in the air (dust) removal.
G.Greensmith/C.Patterson, Ford Fiesta WRC, Rally Safari Kenya 2021 – image by Anwar Sidi
Again, very nice car wakes could be seen thanks to the dust.
T.Neuville/M.Wydaeghe, Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC, Rally Safari Kenya – image by Mwangi Kirubi
However, dust was not a problem for some privileged spectators.
O.Rai/D.Sturrock, Volkswagen Polo GTi R5, Rally Safari Kenya – image by Anwar Sidi
And it was not all dust, but also very nice landscapes, as well as nice jumps.
C.Tundo/T.Jessop, Volkswagen Polo GTi R5, Rally Safari Kenya 2021 – image by Alvin Kibet