Q&A: Yoshio Fujimoto, 1995 Safari Rally winner

If you’re looking for somebody who knows what it takes to be successful in Kenya, look no further than Yoshio Fujimoto. Could you tell us a bit about yourself and your driving career in the 1990s?. Finally, I had a chance to join Toyota Team Europe for 1994 and 1995, and Toyota supported us until 1998. On the Kenya roads, it was possible to recce everything in a Group A car – so a proper rally car!. Q: How different was the Safari Rally to others in the championship back then?. A: The Safari was completely different to other rallies like Monte-Carlo, Great Britain, Sanremo and so on. Finally, I decided to have the car rebuilt myself, and now it’s going back to Japan. A: I had the car restored in Germany, and there is still a lot of ex-Toyota Team Europe people there. The rally is coming back to Kenya, and for that I am very happy.

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