How WRC's new Safari adventure ended with a familiar tale
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How WRC's new Safari adventure ended with a familiar tale

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The World Rally Championship’s delayed return to the Safari Rally was always set throw up some surprises, but aside from a spirited showing by Thierry Neuville it became another painful event for Hyundai in 2021. Once again it was Sebastien Ogier who took full advantage as he completed a stunning comeback drive

The iconic Safari Rally is one of motorsport's toughest adventures, conjuring up images of rallying's greatest being tested to their limit in Kenya's beautiful but harsh terrain.

While the event's long-awaited return to the World Rally Championship after 19 years wasn't the 1000km marathon of the past on open roads, this shorter 2021 revamp was just as extreme, brutal and rewarding, as Sebastian Ogier will attest. The seven-time champion survived all Kenya could throw at him to etch his name among the greats to have conquered the Safari.

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