2019 Africa Rally Championship kicks off this month

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Tanzania will host the sixth round of the 2019 African Rally Championship in September.

The sixth round of the African Rally Championship will double as the fifth event in the Tanzania National Rally Championship calendar.

The rally will be held on September 14 and 15. It will feature top drivers across the African continent according to Association of Automobile of Tanzania [AAT].

AAT chief executive officer, Yusuf Ghor, told The Citizen Tanzania it will be a great honour for them to host the championship.

The first round of National Rally Championships [NRC] will be on February 23 and 24 in capital Dar es Salaam.

The African Rally Championship is divided in two regions: North region with Ivory Coast, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and South region with Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa, Madagascar

Rallies shall not exceed a total length of 1200 km. Of the 2 formats set out below, only one may be used.

Special stage Rallies are timed speed tests on roads closed for the rally. The total distance of special stages is set at a distance between 200 km and 300 km.

Competitive section Rallies are termed ‘Safari’ type Rallies, run on roads not closed for the Rally.

The total competitive section distance is set at a distance between 200 km and 300 km.

The following titles will be awarded: FIA African Rally Championship for Drivers and Co-Drivers, FIA ARC Manufacturers Cup and FIA ARC Cup for Drivers and Co-Drivers using 2WD, normally aspirated cars of maximum 1600cc.

Drivers and co-drivers wishing to take part in the Championship must register before 30 April 2016.

SPORT COMPETITIONS

February 21-23     Rallye Côte d’Ivoire Bandama

April 26-27           York Timbers ARC – Sabie

June 7-9               Zambia International Rally

July 5-7                Safari Rally Kenya

August 2-4            Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally

September 13-15   Rally of Tanzania

October 4-6           Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally

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