THIS year’s Rwanda Mt. Gorilla rally has been brought forward to September 13-15 by the World Motor Sports Council.
A World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) meeting held in Singapore late last year confirmed that the three-day event, which also counts as a round on the FIA Africa Rally Championship, would be held in September.
The opening round (Zimbabwe Challenge Rally) is penciled for March 16-18 and will be followed by the Sasol Rally of South Africa in April (19-21), Zambia international rally in May (11-13) and the KCB Safari Rally in June (8-10).
The championship will then head to Uganda for the KCB Pearl of Africa rally in July (13-15) before crossing to Tanzania for the Kobil rally in August (24-26).
The final round (Madagascar international rally) will be held in November (16-18).
Jean Yves Ranarivelo of Madagascar beat Davite Giancarlo to win last year’s Mt. Gorilla Rally. Burundi’s Valery Bukera claimed the final podium slot.
2012 FIA African Rally Championship calendar
Toyota Zimbabwe Challenge Rally Sasol Rally -South Africa
Zambia International Rally
KCB Safari Rally
KCB Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally
Kobil Rally of Tanzania
KCB Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally
Rally International Madagascar