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Ramesh Vishram & Riyaz Ismail

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Ramesh Vishram & Riyaz Ismail

Ramesh Vishram

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Ramesh Vishram

  • Nationality: Kenyan
  • Age: 58
  • Age started rallying: 49
  • I have entered the East African Safari Classic Rally four times in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017.
  • Greatest event was the Top Fry Rally and the Classic rallies, it’s an endurance event and a test for the drivers, navigators and machines.
  • I would like to rally in Bulgaria and Morocco.
  • I have rallied in Kenya and Tanzania.
  • Best result was 6th in the Mini Classic and 16th in the East African Safari Classic Rally.
  • Relationship to Navigator: Friend Kijana
  • The Safari Rally means drive the way you want the way you don’t drive on normal roads.
  • Africa is the only place to rally in the wild.
  • I have driven a Subaru Legacy and a Ford Mk2.
  • My favourite is the Ford Mark 2, its strong and reliable.
  • Some of my experiences were when we rolled in Tanzania and then hit a zebra on the second last stage to the finish.
Riyaz Ismail & Riyaz Ismail

Riyaz Ismail

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Riyaz Ismail

  • Nationality: Kenyan
  • Age: 35
  • Age started rallying: 25
  • Have entered the East African Safari Classic Rally in 2017 as a competitor however I’ve been involved since the first edition in 2003. I served as many roles as a marshal/volunteer, controller and even team manager.
  • Greatest event is any rally with the title “SAFARI”.
  • Would like to rally in Wales, Finland, Rwanda, UAE and of course the DAKAR.
  • I have rallied in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania National Championships.
  • Best results were 6th Overall in the Classic Rally, 5th Overall in the Kenya National and 2nd Overall in the Tanzania National.
  • Relationship to Driver: A rallying mate.
  • The Safari Rally is a long endurance journey, either success and failure but always enjoyable and a great experience. The Safari Rally is part of the great Kenyan Heritage and History.
  • Africa is my homeland “Nyumbani”.
  • I have driven in a Ford Escort MK2, Subaru Legacy and Impreza Gc8, N10, N12b, VAB, GVB, Mitsubishi Evo’s 9 & 10, X R4, Skoda Proto, Toyota Levin, Toyota Hilux Pickup.
  • Every car I have navigated in has been special and unique in its own way, however my favourite Classic Car is the Ford Escort MK2 and Modern rally car is the Mitsubishi Evo X R4.
  • Loads of fun experiences, been rallying for a decade now I can publish a book ;-)

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