The Motorsport enthusiast Maxine Wahome clocked five hours, twenty minutes, and twenty-one seconds to win in the WRC3 category.
Her win has brought her way a global recognition .
Auto-sport, an acclaimed number one authority in motor-sport news, analysis, and opinions across the globe, took it on their Twitter account to celebrate Maxine.
“History made! Maxine Wahome has become the first woman to win a round in the #WRC’s WRC3 class at #SafariRallyKenya,” they captioned.
The post solicited a reaction from Lewis Hamilton, who posted, on his Instagram page, a screenshot and hands-up emoji.
Lewis Hamilton is a British racing driver. He is currently competing in Formula One for Mercedes.
In Formula One, Hamilton has won a joint-record seven World Drivers' Championship titles and holds the records for the most wins (103), pole positions (103), and podium finishes (184),among others.
Maxine's victory was even more magnificent given the rally was her first tackling in the M-Sport-built Fiesta Rally 3 car. In her previous competition, she was steering a Subaru Impreza N12.
“It was a big surprise for me. My goal was to learn the car, and by learning the car each day, I guess I improved my speed and made it to the first position. Thursday was my first time sitting in the car,” Maxine said
“We had an ECU issue that kept faulting in the stage we had to change it, and just before we got into service, it failed on us again, and we had to retire and rejoin," she added.
Maxine remarked that she was happy that she still kept the first place. Their (with her navigator)mission was to make it to the finishing line and learn about the car.
Netizens had this to say;
Robert Mugabe: Big up to Maxine, she is used to beating boys even in motor-cross bikes, she was a champion
Sharp: well done Maxine! History made indeed!