African Rally Championship
|Drivers' champion||Mohamed Essa|
|Official website||Official site|
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The African Rally Championship (ARC) is an international automobile rally championship run under the auspicies of the FIA. The championship was first held in 1981 and won by Shekhar Mehta. The most successful driver in the championship's history is Zambian driver Satwant Singh with eight championships. The reigning champion is fellow Zambian Mohamed Essa.
The championship has been held widely across the African continent, including the island of Madagascar, although few events are held in or north of the Sahara. The championship has frequently incorporated World Rally Championship events, particularly Africa's two most popular rallies, the Safari Rally in Kenya and the Ivory Coast Rally in Côte d'Ivoire. It is most popular in former British colonies.
Presently the African rally championship events are held in Cote d'Ivoire, South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Madagascar.
- Rally of Tanzania
- Pearl of Africa Rally (Uganda)
- Safari Rally (Kenya)
- Zimbabwe Challenge
- Zambia International Rally
- Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally
- Equator Rally (Kenya)
- Mountain Gorilla Rally (Rwanda)
- Rallye Côte d'Ivoire
- Rally South Africa
- Tara Rally (Namibia)