Sweden’s Team Tidö will compete in this year’s Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic Rally (EASR) with a three-car team of Porsche 911s. The Scandinavian adventure and philanthropy group is always well received in Africa and the management of EASR are delighted to welcome them back.
“Team Tidö and its “Race4Health” project have helped amplify the social and economic efforts of the Safari Classic Rally in recent years, so it is a real pleasure to know they will be rejoining us for the 2017 Classic later this year,” said rally director Raju Kishinani.
He added: “Few Safari Classic entrants have done as much for charitable causes here in Africa. With an incredible eyewear distribution programme supported by professional opticians bringing sight to hundreds of local people, and many other Africans benefitting from their fundraising activities, the Race4Health message is one we’re delighted to support.”
Under-pinning the team’s charitable ambitions is a relentless focus on successful competition. Having narrowly missed a rally win in 2013 with Stig Blomqvist, Team Tidö and the former returned two years later to claim an emphatic victory, with Tidö driver, Richard Göransson, coming home in second place overall.
The team could not contain its adventurous spirit in the year between Safari Classic rallies, so, at the end of 2016, four Team Tidö safari cars spent a month driving from Alexandria to Cape Town, exploring and experiencing real life in Africa while also making fundraising plans for the restoration of a Kenyan primary school in Gongoni, just outside Mombasa.
“We look forward to having the affable Swedes back with us in Kenya, a great team of people who share a wonderful energy wherever they go,” said Kishinani.