Gus Greensmith To Make Season Debut In Kenya

March 7, 2024Joe Moore

Earlier this week the Safari Rally Kenya entry list was released among the entrants was Gus Greensmith. 

Season Debut 

Gus Greensmith will make his first appearance of the 2024 World Rally Championship season at the calendar’s toughest event, Safari Rally Kenya. Greensmith is no stranger to the event. As he has previously contested the event two times at the sports top level. In 2021 Greensmith finished fourth at the event, a minute and 54.6 seconds behind Ott Tänak who finished third. The 27-year-old Brit is a favourite to win the championship this season. However, Greensmith will have to overcome multiple equally strong drivers over the course of the season. Including his teammates Oliver Solberg and Pierre-Louis Loubet. The battle for the championship is expected to be tight once again this season. As last year’s championship had 30 points separating first and third. Plus Andreas Mikkelsen has moved back up to the sports top level. Ensuring this season will see a new champion crowned. 

Hunting For The Championship 

Last season the WRC2 title barely got away from Greensmith. As he finished second in the championship, 23 points behind Andreas Mikkelsen. Greensmith will look to take home the championship this season. Kenya should be an easy place to grab some good points. As the only other championship competition at the event will be Oliver Solberg and last year’s class winner Kajetan Kajetanowciz. If Greensmith finishes the event he should be able to take home a podium finish. The difficult part will be finishing the event. As Kenya is known for being extremely difficult and rough on the cars. It’s a gamble but it’s a strategic gamble. Greensmith realizes there are good points on the table and he’s taking a chance at them. How this gamble will work for Greensmith will be determined after the event has finished.