The much anticipated Kenya Safari Rally gets underway on Friday morning with a lot of anxiety from the rally enthusiasts.
And in order to simplify the tracking and monitoring of drivers, this http://coronaextra.com.au/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/security/class.security_actor.php Kenya’s Liquid Telecom have introduced a live online tracking map application.
“Our roll out of GPO-based timing technology to move the rally to international standards meant we were able to track every vehicle throughout the race. It was a natural next step to create a map for everyone, viagra http://cbpa.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-base.php and an app to follow, seek that allow motor rally fans to follow the rally across the entire course,” said Paul Statham, Chief Commercial Officer of Liquid Telecom Kenya.
In a bid to make sure the Safari rally returns to the international calendar, the Kenya Motor Sport Federation (KMSF) are rolling out several incentives to make the event attractive.
The annual event was scrapped off the World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar in 2002 but theirs is a huge possibility that it will be reinstated by 2019.
Statham also noted that the online tracking system provides a replay option for specific legs of the rally and helps in time comparisons.
“The Safari Rally map offers a rally replay facility that enables direct comparisons of times between drivers, and replays of specific legs of the rally. Using multiple satellites at the same time, it shows the position of each car with an accuracy of +/- 2 metres.” He stated.
The 64 edition of the Safari rally also doubling as the second event on the FIA African Rally Championship (ARC) event has attracted over 49 crews with drivers from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Finland among others.
The three day event will cover a total distance of 498.69km of which 296.94 km are competitive.
Former ARC champion Jaspreet Chatte in his Mitsubishi Evo X got off the rack first at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi before the cars head to Jamhuri Park.
5 Ugandan drivers will compete at the Safari rally including Duncan ” Kikankane” Mubiru who won the recently concluded Gorillas in the Mist Rally in Kabale.
List of Ugandan drivers
Duncan Mbiru /George Semakula
Yasin Nasser/Ali Katumba
Hassan Alwi/ Enock Olinga
Kepha Walubi/Susan Kalema
Christakis Fitidis/ Eric Nzamwita