After 8 hard days of rallying Bjorn and Mathias Waldegård have won the 2011 East African Safari rally in their Porsche 911. “It was a cruising day today,” said Waldegård. “And we didn’t put in an attack. I’m very glad to be here and very, very glad to have won the rally. Mathias has done an absolutely brilliant job and done everything 100 %.” Second-placed crew Geoff Bell and Tim Challen were also taking things easy in their Datsun 260Z “We had two punctures only 400 metres apart from each other,” said Bell. “And we managed to bend a rim. I’m very glad to be here. We’ve been taking it easy today but maybe that was problem!” Third placed Stig Blomqvist and Ana Goni also decided not to push too hard in their Ford Escort. “It’s been a really hard rally this year,” said Blomqvist. “But that’s the way it is on the Safari.”
All 3 top teams and 6 of the top ten used the now famous DUNLOP DZ86R rally tyres.