Welshman moves up in the championship as Toyota Gazoo Racing make clean sweep of the podium.
Scoring his third podium of the season at Safari Rally Kenya, Elfyn moved to second in the championship after helping his Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team take an incredible 1-2-3-4 for the second year in succession.
After a challenging weekend on what’s widely recognised as the toughest round of the FIA World Rally Championship, Elfyn finished third after battling through a number of time-consuming issues over the weekend.
After a ceremonial start and opening stage in the capital Nairobi, the action moved north to Naivasha where the opening day saw Elfyn stay out of trouble and take a conservative approach on the opening day to try and find the right balance between speed and risk.
However, on Saturday’s mammoth stages, he faced a number of issues - including his GR Yaris sucking in water through a water splash, a puncture and damaged rear spoiler – all combining to drop him down the order. But he fought through and climbed back into third by the end of the day.
Heavy and sporadic rain showers also played havoc, turning the sandy surfaces into thick and treacherous mud baths, but Elfyn managed the conditions well and got safely through the final stages to secure another podium. The strong points haul ensures he maintains his championship challenge after moving up to second place in the title race.