ZA: Ian Duncan to compete in East African Safari

Former Safari Rally winner enters East African Safari classic Ian Duncan, who won the Safari Rally when it was a round of the FIA World Rally Championship in 1994, has entered the 2005 East African Safari Rally, the world's greatest classic...

Former Safari Rally winner enters East African Safari classic

Ian Duncan, who won the Safari Rally when it was a round of the FIA World Rally Championship in 1994, has entered the 2005 East African Safari Rally, the world's greatest classic car rally. The Kenyan, who will compete in a David Sutton-prepared Ford Escort, joins an already impressive list of 27 entries which includes 1984 World Rally Champion Stig Blomqvist (Ford Escort), 2003 East African Safari Rally winner Rob Collinge (Datsun 240Z) and former French Gravel Rally Champion Frederic Dor (Porsche 911), who also finished sixth overall in the 1997 Safari Rally in Subaru machinery.

"I am really looking forward to driving the Escort in the East African Safari Rally," said four-time Kenya Rally Champion Ian Duncan. "It will give me all the things I love in rallying in one event."

Following the celebrated running of its 50th anniversary in 2003, the East African Safari Rally returns in 2005 and the event will run from 1-10 December. The world's greatest classic car rally will cover a marathon 4,200 kilometres over nine days and once again take the crews through the remote and beautiful landscapes of East Africa.

The East African Safari Rally commemorates the original Coronation Safari, a unique event run by enthusiasts to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953. In 1960 the event was renamed the East African Safari Rally, running annually until 1972, and, in keeping with the sense of history, only cars produced before 31 December 1974 (or the exact same car if built before 1978) are eligible to compete.

The 2005 East African Safari Rally, which has been scheduled outside the international rally calendar and during one of the most beautiful months in East Africa, promises to deliver yet more stunning and memorable action, underlining its status as one of the greatest classic car rallies of the modern era.

-www.eastafricansafarirally.com

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