Tino Maxime Abondio Ready to Conquer the 50th Ivory Coast Bandama Rally with Optimism


By Mwambazi Lawrence & Rob Styles

In an exclusive interview with renowned rally driver Tino Maxime Abondio, excitement fills the air as preparations for the 50th Ivory Coast Bandama Rally are well underway. With just days left until the event kicks off on February 23, 2024, in Yamoussoukro, Abondio opens up about the journey leading up to this momentous occasion and shares his aspirations for the competition ahead.

Abondio nagotiates a corner in the Bandama Rally 2023 (Photo credit Ibrahim)

Reflecting on the trials and triumphs of the past year, Abondio speaks candidly about the challenges his team faced in getting their car back into optimal condition. With limited practice opportunities, they worked tirelessly to ensure that every component was meticulously tuned and prepared for the demanding terrain of the Bandama Rally. Despite the setbacks, Abondio’s unwavering determination shines through as he expresses confidence in the team’s readiness to tackle whatever obstacles lie ahead.

As anticipation builds for this year’s rally, Abondio sheds light on the exciting changes to the route, including the introduction of new special stages that promise to test the skills of drivers and thrill spectators. The technical nature of the course, coupled with the stunning backdrop of the Yamoussoukro region’s picturesque slopes, sets the stage for an unforgettable racing experience.

One of the most eagerly anticipated segments of the rally is the monumental 49-kilometer marathon special set to take place on Sunday. Abondio eagerly anticipates the challenge, recognizing it as a true test of endurance and skill. With his sights set on victory, he and his team are determined to leave their mark on this historic event and showcase their prowess on the rally stage.

In a heartfelt appeal to fans, both local and global, Abondio extends a warm invitation to join in the excitement of the Bandama Rally. From the bustling streets of Yamoussoukro to the far reaches of Uganda and beyond, he calls upon supporters to come together and celebrate the spirit of rally racing. Whether cheering from the sidelines or following the action online, fans play an integral role in the success of the event, and Abondio is grateful for their unwavering support.

Looking ahead to the future, Abondio expresses hope for the Bandama Rally’s inclusion in the African championship once again. As a cornerstone of motorsport in the region, he believes that the event deserves its rightful place among the continent’s most prestigious competitions.

As the clock ticks down to the start of the 50th Ivory Coast Bandama Rally, all eyes are on Tino Maxime Abondio and his team as they prepare to embark on this exhilarating journey. With determination, skill, and a dash of optimism, they stand ready to write the next chapter in the storied history of rally racing in Ivory Coast.

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