Safaricom has announced a Kes1 million sponsorship for rally driver Maxine Wahome ahead of this weekend’s Kenya National Rally Championship’s Voi rally.
Maxine, 24, popularly known as the “riding queen” for her prowess in motorsport, will be driving Subaru N10 with seasoned navigator Linet Ayuko on the dusty Voi route.
She successfully completed the 2021 WRC Safari Rally held in June in Naivasha, finishing at position 23.
“I switched from biking to compete in rally and autocross because it has always been on my to-do list, and the experience I have gained especially during the Safari Rally has been immense. I thank Safaricom for this opportunity and being able to recognize my ability and potential and supporting me in my quest to grow my motorsport career,” said Maxine.
This year, telco giant Safaricom also sponsored three youthful drivers: McRae Kimathi, Hamza Anwar and Jeremy Wahome as well as veteran Carl ‘Flash’ Tundo during the Safari Rally.
Here are some of Maxine’s achievements behind the wheel so far:
|2013||Lady rider of the year in Kenya|
|2014||Motorsports personality of the year (All motorsports) Rose’ bowl award|
|2015||Lady rider of the year in Kenya|
|2016||3rd overall in ladies Africa|
|2017||Lady rider of the year in Kenya|
|2019||9th overall in Ladies Africa which took place in Zimbabwe|
|2020||Transitioned to a buggy with a 1300cc Starlet engine|
|2021||Participant WRC 2021 Safari Rally in Kenya! Finished 23rd. (58 entries at start of Rally)|