On the 25th of June 2021, day two of the WRC safari rally Kenya, an accident happened in stage 3 kedong 1 that involved a Kenyan participating crew of Tejveer Rai and Gareth Dawe driving a VW Polo R5.
The incident was so severe that the driver (Tejveer Rai) had a back injury as a result of it.
It took a few minutes for Rai to be extracted from the Polo’s wreckage.
Rai was airlifted from the accident site to Nairobi for further evaluation and treatment, but was eventually referred and transported to South Africa.
Soon after, reports surfaced on social media indicating that the FIA, the world’s Motorsport governing body , had conducted investigations on the accident car and obtained some findings on how Volkswagen tempered with car safety in order to reduce weight for performance, and the report FIA has disclaimed is below.
To clear the air, FIA confirmed to Hapasport that the widespread report regarding the matter was inaccurate and informed us that, The FIA technical and safety departments are currently gathering information related to the accident of WRC 3 competitor on safari rally Kenya Tejveer Rai and will be carrying out an investigation, as is normally the case on incidents of this nature.
We are aware of unauthorized statements on social media platforms in relation to the matter, which do not reflect