1974 Safari Rally

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1974 Safari Rally
22nd East African Safari Rally
Round 2 of the 1974 World Rally Championship
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Host country  Kenya
Rally base Nairobi, Kenya
Dates run April 11 – April 15, 1974
Stage surface Gravel
Overall distance 5,000 km (3,100 mi)
(approx.)
Results
Overall winner Kenya Joginder Singh
Japan Mitsubishi Colt Lancer
Crews 99 at start, 16 at finish

The 1974 Safari Rally was the 22nd East African Safari Rally and the second round of the shortened 1974 World Rally Championship season. It took place between April 11 and April 15, 1974. The Safari Rally didn't use special stages at this time to decide a winner. Instead all of the route was competitive - with the driver with the lowest accumulation of penalty time between time controls being declared the winner.[1] The rally was won by local driver, and Safari specialist Joginder Singh. Singh beat off competition from WRC regulars such as Björn Waldegård and Sandro Munari to secure his first WRC victory. The Safari often saw unheralded cars on the winners ramp and this year was no exception - the Mitsubishi Colt Lancer scored no more points throughout the rest of the season. Fiat held on to their lead in the championship for manufacturers through picking up one point for tenth place.

Results[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
WRC
1. Kenya Joginder Singh Kenya David Doig Mitsubishi Colt Lancer 11:18:00 0.0 20
2. Sweden Björn Waldegård Sweden Hans Thorszelius Porsche 911 11:46:00 28:00 15
3. Italy Sandro Munari Kenya Lofty Drews Lancia Fulvia 1.6 Coupé HF 12:22:00 1:04:00 12
4. Sweden Harry Källström Sweden Claes Billstam Datsun 260Z 13:01:00 1:43:00 10
5. Tanzania Zully Remtulla Tanzania Nizar Jivani Datsun 260Z 13:29:00 2:11:00
6. Finland Rauno Aaltonen West Germany Wolfgang Stiller Datsun 1800 SSS 13:46:00 2:28:00
7. Tanzania Bert Shankland Kenya Chris Bates Peugeot 504 14:02:00 2:44:00 4
8. Kenya Peter Huth Kenya Phillip Hechle Peugeot 504 14:41:00 3:23:00
9. Kenya Vic Preston, Jr United Kingdom Roger Barnard Ford Escort RS1600 14:56:00 3:38:00 2
10. Kenya Robin Ulyate Kenya Ivan Smith Fiat Abarth 124 Rallye 15:13:00 3:55:00 1

Championship standings[edit]

Rank Manufacturer Event Total
points
POR
Portugal
KEN
Kenya
FIN
Finland
ITA
Italy
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
GBR
United Kingdom
FRA
France
1 Italy Fiat 20 1 - - - - - - 21
2 Japan Mitsubishi - 20 - - - - - - 20
3 Japan Datsun 8 10 - - - - - - 18
4 Germany Porsche - 15 - - - - - - 15
5 Italy Lancia - 12 - - - - - - 12
6 Japan Toyota 10 - - - - - - - 10
7 France Alpine-Renault 6 - - - - - - - 6
8 Germany BMW 4 - - - - - - - 4
France Peugeot - 4 - - - - - - 4
United States Ford 2 2 - - - - - - 4
11 France Citroën 3 - - - - - - - 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "juwra.com/About timing". Jonkka's World Rally Archive. Archived from the original on 8 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 

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