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CHAMPIONNAT D’AFRIQUE DES RALLYES

With its vast, often merciless, playgrounds for crews and machines, the FIA African Rally Championship (ARC) allows professional and amateur drivers to live their passion in the Sub-Saharan region. First held in 1981, the championship is now in its 40th season and features some legendary gravel events across stunning African landscapes.

With eight titles to his name, Zambia’s Satwant Singh is the most decorated driver in the series’ history, while reigning champion Manvir Baryan from Kenya has won back-to-back titles since 2017.

Last year Baryan and British co-driver Drew Sturrock sealed victory in the Pearl of Uganda Rally in August to wrap up three-in-a-row African championship titles with two rounds of the 2019 title chase to spare (Tanzania and Rwanda). The pair placed their Škoda Fabia R5 on the podium on every ARC round they attended, clinching 3 first places (Ivory Coast, Zambia, Uganda), one second place (South Africa) and one third place (Kenya) to build a huge gap ahead of their rivals, leaving little chance to their closest competitors, Zambia’s Leroy and Urshlla Gomes in second, to catch them.

The following ARC titles are awarded in the championship:

  • FIA African Rally Championship for Drivers and Co-Drivers
  • FIA ARC2 Championship for Drivers and Co-Drivers
  • FIA ARC3 Championship for Drivers and Co-Drivers
  • FIA ARC Junior Championship for Drivers under 28

For detailed information about this championship, please refer to the specific Sporting Regulations, which can be found here.

Sport competitions

20
Feb
23
Feb
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CI
CIV
15
May
17
May
Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally
cancelled
RW
RWA
19
Jun
21
Jun
Zambia International Rally
cancelled
ZM
ZMB
16
Jul
19
Jul
Safari Rally Kenya
cancelled
KE
KEN
14
Aug
16
Aug
Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally
cancelled
UG
UGA
18
Sep
20
Sep
Rally of Tanzania
cancelled
TZ
TZA