Jeremiah Wahome to fly the Kenyan flag high at Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally

23-year-old Kenyan rally driver Jeremiah Wahome will be racing in the Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally to be held from 6th to 8th of May 2022 in the districts of Mukono and Bukwe.

Uganda will host round three of the Africa Rally Championship where Jeremiah Wahome along with his rally star teammates are ready to take the charge to the locals. The Africa Rally Championship, known as ARC, takes place in seven African countries: Ivory Coast, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia and South Africa.

Jeremiah is looking to build on the strong form he displayed during the Equator Rally held in Kenya in early April, where he finished 4th overall after a late penalty relegated him from 2nd place.

Jeremiah Wahome and his navigator Victor Okundi are determined not to let the penalty dampen their spirits, but rather serve as encouragement for the rapid acceleration track they are on. However, they are not letting the prospects of success become a distraction.

“Our approach for Uganda is the same: keep learning, keep growing and keep enjoying the ride. We have an amazing opportunity to represent the young generation and show that confidence and support given to young sportsmen and sportswomen is not misplaced,” says Wahome.

Jeremiah will be driving the Rally3 Fiesta and is excited to be part of the continent’s biggest crowd-puller rally. “Whenever a rally is new, it’s always a tricky affair. I’m sure it’s going to be a challenge, because of the huge turnout of fans on the roads but it’s one event I’m looking forward to.” Added Wahome.
Jeremiah’s motorsport background surprisingly doesn’t feature any off-road experience.

Having started out in go-karting, Jeremiah chose to chase the Formula 1 dream, aiming to become the first Kenyan Formula 1 driver. His pursuits saw him become the first Kenyan to represent the country at Formula 3 level, across Europe and Asia. His efforts saw him get selected to be a member of the WRC Kenya Rally Star Program and he has not disappointed, leading in his category on several occasions and threatening overall podium finishes.

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