Friday’s running consists of two passes each of Loldia (19.17km), Geothermal (11.68km) and Kedong (31.25km)
SS2/5 Loldia 1 & 2- 19.17kms 0800hrs and 1314hrs
The special stage takes place throughout a wooded forest, with tracks that can be very narrow to flat out sections, reminiscent of Safari of past days. The forest makes it feel very different to all the other special stages.
SS3/6 Geothermal– 11.68kms 1918hrs and 1432hrs
Starting at a lower point with hard compacted surfaces the route passes community land bomas, schools and probably the largest football field on the continent to then ascend over craggy rock lined hills to what is one of the higher points on the complex of hills that make up parts of Hells Gate and the Ol Karia geothermal area.
The 12km route dips, skirts and flows over hills and valleys that could well be part of a major Hollywood production. Stunning backdrop vistas with the constant plumes of
geothermal vents set off against a bright Kenyan sky all combine to present an unforgettable image of SS Geothermal, the newest addition to the 2022 event.
SS4/7 Kedong– 31.25kms 1011hrs And 1525hrs
A firm favourite of the passionate Rally fans in East Africa also gets a bit of treatment in the way of rerouting 2 sections of the 2021 route to avoid some irreparable rain damage, deepening dust pans and an area or two with slight safety concerns. With thankfully no reduction in the overall stage distance the reroute works perfectly! Competitive challenge
enhanced for 2022!
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