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The African Rally Championship (ARC) is an international automobile rally championship run under the auspicies of the FIA. The championship was first held in 1981 and won by Shekhar Mehta. The most successful driver in the championship's history is Zambian driver Satwant Singh with eight championships. The reigning champion is Kenyan driver Manvir Baryan.

African Rally Championship
CategoryGroup N
Super 2000
Inaugural season1981
Drivers' championKenya Manvir Baryan
Makes' championSubaru
Official websiteOfficial site
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The championship has been held widely across the African continent, including the island of Madagascar, although few events are held in or north of the Sahara. The championship has frequently incorporated World Rally Championship events, particularly Africa's two most popular rallies, the Safari Rally in Kenya and the Ivory Coast Rally in Côte d'Ivoire. It is most popular in former British colonies.

Presently the African rally championship events are held in Côte d'Ivoire, South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Madagascar.



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