The Kenya National Rally Championship is one of the most exciting motor sport events in Kenya with legions of fans from across the world. This weekend, the championship will descend to the coastal region for its fourth leg dubbed the KCB Voi Rally. Liquid Telecom has in the recent past been broadcasting the rally live via YouTube and is set to continue the same in this edition.
The live stream broadcast will kick off at 8:00am, approximately 14 minutes before the flag-off. The livestream will feature footage captured by low flight drones circling over the course throughout the first spectator stage. More footage will be captured through GoPro cameras and with live commentary and information from sports journalist Sean Cardovillis. In subsequent races, Liquid is hoping to increase the ability of fans to stream by increasing the number of stages and increasing the number of social media feeds. After YouTube, the company will begin streams via Periscope, and then Facebook Live.
Liquid Telecom Kenya is the official timing, results and connectivity partner throughout the 2016-2018 KNRC series. As part of its sponsorship package, the company is tasked with upgrading the championship’s technology. The company is planning to procure timing equipment from TAG Heuer, which will bring Kenyan rallies in-line with the latest racing standards globally.
The KCB Voi Rally has attracted 35 cars with most of the action concentrated around Wundanyi town. The entire circuit will be 190 kms divided into eight competitive stages with the longest being 50kms while the shortest is 12 kilometers.