72. Safari Rally Kenya 2024

WRC #3WRC2 #3WRC2 Challenger #3WRC3 #3WRC Masters Cup #3
28. 3. – 31. 3. 2024, Naivasha • WRC Safari Rally Kenya • gravel 367.76 km • total distance including road sections - 1259.09 km • Other years
#11
Hyundai i20 N Rally1 Hybrid icon
ALZ***
Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT
RC1
Final results
5. overall
5. class RC1
5. WRC
Stage results
1. leg Time Pos. km/h
s/km
Overall Pos. after
SS1 Super Special Kasarani (4.84 km) 3:19.9 1.
1. class RC1

1. WRC
87.2 km/h
3:19.9 1.
1. class RC1

1. WRC
"It's going to be a challenging event. Fingers crossed we get through without any problems. I feel good in the car, but there's a long way to go"
SS2 Loldia 1 (19.17 km) 14:01.6 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
82.0 km/h
0.14 s/km
17:21.5 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
"I was struggling with a lot of understeer, and on the downhill there was massive cleaning. It's very difficult."
SS3 Geothermal 1 (13.12 km) 7:11.2 7.
7. class RC1

7. WRC
109.5 km/h
1.52 s/km
24:32.7 5.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
Puncture, rear left right
"I don't know where, but very early into the stage. Car was showing me two punctures.. I don't know if it's true but rear left felt still okay."
WRC TV replay shows Neuville hitting a bank on the outside of a corner, knocking the rear right wheel off the rim
SS4 Kedong 1 (31.50 km) 16:08.4 5.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
117.1 km/h
0.83 s/km
40:41.1 6.
6. class RC1

6. WRC
Wearing masks & goggles to avoid possible dust issues as the puncture ripped off a lot of parts off the car.
"It was okay. Better than I thought. Lucky we had the mask. We were expecting more dust on the windscreen. We were very unlucky with the puncture, we also lost the hybrid."
SS5 Loldia 2 (19.17 km) 14:01.1 6.
6. class RC1

6. WRC
82.0 km/h
0.23 s/km
54:42.2 5.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
"It felt good. Thanks to the guys, they fixed it quite well. From col to the downhill there's lots of cleaning. At the same time I tried not to overheat the tyre as well."
SS6 Geothermal 2 (13.12 km) 6:59.1 6.
6. class RC1

6. WRC
112.7 km/h
0.80 s/km
1:01:41.3 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
"We had a Huge moment in there! Flat right or something, we almost hit the ditch on two wheels. Luckily we saved it. It was very close. We expected a little rain."
SS7 Kedong 2 (31.50 km) 15:48.6 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
119.5 km/h
0.14 s/km
1:17:29.9 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
"Happy with my stage, but it's cleaning a lot. I was even waving to Martijn that I had no traction. The puncture cost us time, but we got through. A difficult day for Hyundai."
2. leg
SS8 Soysambu 1 (29.32 km) 17:20.6 4.
4. class RC1

4. WRC
101.4 km/h
0.28 s/km
1:34:50.5 3.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
"Was a good stage. I'm happy with my stage, always tried to keep it in the middle of the road."
SS9 Elmenteita 1 (15.08 km) 8:15.8 1.
1. class RC1

1. WRC
109.5 km/h
1:43:06.3 3.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
"It was a good run, but we were told that the road wouldn't be modified after recce. We had a big moment. They put big stones in the middle of the road."
SS10 Sleeping Warrior 1 (36.08 km) 20:48.6 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
104.0 km/h
0.69 s/km
2:03:54.9 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
"That's a hell of a stage. I had a clean run through, but the muddy places at the beginning were really crazy. Just before the finish line we drove over a stone and we bent something."
Lost hybrid at the start
SS11 Soysambu 2 (29.32 km) 19:58.1 12.
8. class RC1

12. WRC
88.1 km/h
5.41 s/km
2:23:53.0 5.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
Stopped multiple times in the stage. Main fuel pump failed, they switched to the backup pump. Attempting to finish the stage in EV mode.
"I have nothing to say. Absolutely nothing to say."
SS12 Elmenteita 2 (15.08 km) 15:36.9 19.
8. class RC1

17. WRC
57.9 km/h
28.66 s/km
2:39:29.9 5.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
Driving slow
Stopped, mechanical
SS13 Sleeping Warrior 2 (36.08 km) 21:08.9 5.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
102.4 km/h
1.66 s/km
3:00:38.8 5.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
Fuel System problem
"No info. We're gonna keep fighting, we won't stop there and we're gonna give our very best."
3. leg
SS14 Malewa 1 (8.33 km) 5:57.3 1.
1. class RC1

1. WRC
83.9 km/h
3:06:36.1 5.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
"At one point I lost the rear and I thought I had a puncture, but I didn't so pushed on. Very tough in there. Important to take some points here, important to get through clean."
SS15 Oserian 1 (18.33 km) 11:33.0 3.
3. class RC1

3. WRC
95.2 km/h
0.30 s/km
3:18:09.1 5.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
SS16 Hell's Gate 1 (10.53 km) 5:46.6 7.
7. class RC1

7. WRC
109.4 km/h
1.64 s/km
3:23:55.7 5.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
Rear right suspension broken
"Loose stones! I don't know where they came from, two of them! I had to slow down to get the car back!"
SS17 Malewa 2 (8.33 km) 5:59.0 1.
1. class RC1

1. WRC
83.5 km/h
3:29:54.7 5.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
"It was good, a good stage."
SS18 Oserian 2 (18.33 km) 10:59.7 2.
2. class RC1

2. WRC
100.0 km/h
0.23 s/km
3:40:54.4 5.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
SS19 Hell's Gate 2[Power Stage] (10.53 km) 5:27.1 1.
1. class RC1

1. WRC
115.9 km/h
3:46:21.5 5.
5. class RC1

5. WRC
"I tried. I don't know where I get the 'never give up' spirit from, but it's there. We have to be pleased with the performance, let's see what the points are like."
Overall
WRC
RC1
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