WRC: Gaurav Gill Retired In Safari Kenya Rally After Engine Failure

Gaurav Gill’s rally-spec Skoda Fabia inhaled fesh fesh dust that led to overheating issues forcing the driver to retire.

After a fantastic start at the Safari Kenya Rally, India’s Gaurav Gill had to abandon the rally after his car’s engine failed. The driver’s rally-spec Skoda Fabia inhaled fesh-fesh dust that led to overheating issues forcing Gill to retire. The driver had a strong start with wins in the Shakedown, Stage 1 and Stage 3, and was second overall. 


Speaking about his performance, Gaurav Gill said, “Deeply gutted to have dropped out from this legendary rally. But as with all events, this was a great experience, I had the pace to match the front runners. I thank my sponsors for this amazing opportunity, the love and support received from the Kenyan Indian community beside well-wishers back home was overwhelming.”


Making a comeback to WRC2 after a two-year break, Gill set the fastest time in shakedown clocking a time of 3:32.9. The rally route saw the drivers start from Central Nairobi covering a distance of 1,223.77 km before stopping midway.

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