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Amazing Dust Clouds Formations During WRC Safari Rally in Kenya set World Record

As Kalle Rovanpera and Jonne Halttunen emerge Winners of the Toyota dominated Motor Rally Sport, We are taking closer look at record setting dust cloud formation during the WRC Safari event


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People were mostly focused on drivers, their machines and speed, during the WRC Safari Rally event in Kenya.

However photographers at the event managed to capture astounding dust clouds formations that some may think were computer Generated Images out of a Science Fiction Movie.

Already image experts feel that the figurative clouds formations during the 2022 World Rally Championship in Kenya, may have just set the first World Record of that.

Is this car exploding?

Coming shortly after the Monsoon, June isn’t exactly a dry month, not even July which was around the corner at the time of the WRC event. Therefore the dust had not yet as developed as would be in say August.

A Jurassic era monster (Right) about to attack the Toyota Yaris above

But another monster seems to be running away from yet another speeding car below. This time a Ford.

Can you afford a Ford?

The Finnish youth who Finished First, beating Father

Coming from Finland, Kalle Rovanperä the winner of the 2022 WRC Safari Rally, managed the feat which his father couldn’t two decades ago.

Harri Rovanperä (his father) finished second in the 2002 edition of Safari Rally, behind the late Colin McRae thus failing to conquer the coveted Kenyan fixture.

But his son, the 21-year Finnish wheel spinner, sublimely cleared the challenging Kenyan gravel leaving behind oddly shaped clouds of dust..

Sets record of the Youngest Driver to win the WRC

The car driven by Elfyn Evans from Wales in the United Kingdom emerged second as Toyota took the top four spots at the WRC Safari Rally in Kenya.

Japanese Rally driver, Takamoto Katsuta was third in the Dust raising race, while Sebastien Ogier from France, drives in the fourth position.

Finland’s Rovanpera has a 65-point lead over Belgian Thierry Neuville (Hyundai) in the championship, with Evans and co-driver Scott Martin sixth overall.

Finally a car which debunks the ‘Flat Earth’ theory

In fact, Kenya can easily create another form of ‘Dust watching Tourism during motor rally events!’

Dipping the Headlights courtesy of the First AsahiKasel

They say the Sahara Desert sands are being blown to America, maybe some are also making scene in Kenya.

Redrawing the landscape courtesy of the second AsahiKasel
Hello? There seem to be a porcupine in the rally track

But dust aside, the WRC 2022 Safari Rally of Kenya, is possibly the most exciting event to happen in East Africa this year.

Phoenix from the Ashes: The Car Resurrecting on the third day
Seen anything yet?
These cars were from two different Rallies but featuring the same driver, Gus Greensmith

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