Maxine Wahome has made history by becoming the first woman to win a round in the World Rally Championship’s WRC3 class at Safari Rally Kenya.
The event marked exactly a year since the motocross convert took up rallying at the Safari Rally.
Wahome’s victory was made even more impressive given the event was her first outing in the M-Sport-built Ford Fiesta Rally3 car, having previously piloted a Subaru Impreza N12 in the African Rally Championship.
M-Sport Ford Puma Hybrid Rally1, 2022. The M-Sport Ford World Rally Team (WRT) have revealed their competition livery for the 2022 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). It makes its competitive debut at the Monte Carlo Rally, January 20-23. Three cars will be campaigned throughout the 2022 WRC season by drivers Craig Breen, Adrien Fourmaux and Gus Greensmith. In addition, nine-time FIA World Rally Champion, Sébastien Loeb, will join the M‑Sport Ford World Rally Team to compete at this year’s Monte Carlo Rally, an event he has won seven times previously. The 2022 WRC season marks the 25th anniversary of the partnership between Ford and M-Sport that has delivered seven championships and more than 1,500 stage wins
The quick, skillful and brave French rally driver has left a huge mark in motorsport's history by becoming the most successfull woman driver scoring four wins and nine podiums, while competing in a 'all male' sport and in one of the most dangerous period of the sport's history.