Speaking of his return to the cockpit Loeb said: “Kenya is quite amazing; I think it’s the rally from where I have the most memories. In 2002, the rally was very different. The longest stage was 120km long and we all had a helicopter over our cars announcing all the wildlife that we were approaching on the stage.
“Now it’s very different and it’s more like a typical WRC rally, but the difference for me, compared to Portugal, is that I have no experience of these stages. It is always much more complicated when you arrive to a rally where you have never done the stages before. It will not make it easy, but I am really happy to be going.”
The announcement comes days after Ogier himself confirmed his third rally of 2022 will be the Safari Rally. The seven-time champion also rallied at Portugal, but suffered from a torrid weekend after a litany of punctures left him languishing down the field.
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