TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team which ENDLESS is a partner of the brake parts supply has won the legendary Safari Rally Kenya for the fourth year in a row, with Kalle Rovanperä leading Takamoto Katsuta in a one-two finish on the demanding African event.

The team continues its unbeaten run on the toughest round of the FIA World Rally Championship since its return to the calendar in 2021, while also extending the all-time Safari record set by Toyota to 12 victories.

The result once more demonstrates the strength and reliability of the GR YARIS Rally1 HYBRID, which for this event featured an updated suspension package as well as a distinctive snorkel system: a modern take on an iconic feature of Safari-specification cars of the past.

It is the second time that Rovanperä and co-driver Jonne Halttunen have won the event after their 2022 success.

Katsuta achieved his third podium result from four starts in Kenya, repeating his second-place finish from 2021.

Elfyn Evans and co-driver Scott Martin ensured that all three Toyotas finished inside the top four.

With its one-two finish, TGR-WRT took the maximum manufacturers’ points from the overall classification plus an extra 11 bonus points on Sunday and moves into a four-point lead in the championship. Evans took a total of 16 points from his weekend to keep him second in the drivers’ standings, six from the lead.

The next, Croatia Rally (April 18-21) is held on challenging asphalt roads around the country’s capital city, Zagreb.