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A ROUTE ADAPTED TO THE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES

David Castera :

“As a motorcycle racer, and more recently as a co-driver, I am only too aware of the problems that arise from the co-existence between two types of vehicles on the same track.
I want to offer everyone the freedom of following the rally route without having to worry about the presence of other vehicles.”

– Diagram of rally route showing that bikes/quads/SSVs are on a different track to cars/trucks over the 5 stages
– While retaining the ambiance of a traditional rally, with all categories represented, this measure allows everyone to race in safety and serenity without the stress of being overtaken by a vehicle from another category or riding/driving in their dust…

 

A ROUTE DESIGNED FOR RIDING / DRIVING ENJOYMENT

David Castera :

“The notion of enjoyment has too often disappeared from the list of priorities of contemporary organisers. That won’t be the case in the Rallye du Maroc, rather it will be our obsession! Forget the images of stony, bumpy tracks, we will work hard to offer a balanced and enjoyable route.”

The route has been designed for your enjoyment and each day we will offer a wide range of terrain, a mix of technical, fast and sandy tracks, dunes and navigation.

A special emphasis will be put on the quality of the tracks and we will avoid, as much as possible, rocky sections that damage vehicles or that cause injuries.

SSV : THE PLEASURE OF RACING A CAR AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE…

David Castera :

“I have done quite a lot of driving behind the wheel of an SSV. You get in and straight away you’re a world champion! An amateur can enter the Rallye du Maroc, it is incredibly accessible and the sensation of freedom is not unlike that of a bike. It is the best of both worlds. Up until now there’s been twenty-three on the start line. In the short term there will be 50 or so, because the notion of enjoyment I talked about earlier is completely in phase with SSVs.”

SSV, the car category accessible to all, continues to evolve. In addition to racing alongside the bikes and quads and away from the cars and trucks, SSVs will also have refuelling every 80 kilometres and an assistance point per special, allowing you to embark on this adventure in total serenity and with reduced preparation costs.

 

THE ENDURO CUP: THE BIKE CATEGORY TO DISCOVER RALLY RAID…

David Castera :

“The Rallye du Maroc is the shortest, the most economical, the closest to Europe, the one where the distances aren’t excessive. In a word, the most accessible rally!

I know the world of enduro well and the things that stop them trying their hand at rally raid. It is why on Enduro Cup we must simplify the preparation.
Turn up with two tyres, two mousses and the right gearing and a device for reading the road book. It’s all you need.”

The Rallye du Maroc in the ENDURO CUP class is the perfect way of taking your first steps in rally raid. A short format, reasonable daily distances, no riding at night, a different route than for the cars and trucks, refuelling every 120 kilometres, a light bike with few modifications, all the ingredients for a successful first experience in security!

In addition to simplified preparation, you can discover the art of navigation gradually thanks to the electronic road book: no road book preparation, no modifications to be made, no road book reader to buy and fit, no trip metre needed and thus a simple and lightweight ‘cockpit’. The best way to discover rally raid navigation easily on your first adventure into the Moroccan desert!

 

A ROUTE INCORPORATING LOOPS FOR IMPROVED SAFETY…

David Castera :
“On most rallies the assistance crews cover 500 to 600 kilometres per day and the competitors long liaisons. Both are a source of risk and fatigue.
In the continuity of the concept born in Morocco we will continue run loops, for increased enjoyment and safety.”

– 3 stages in loops at the heart of the event, so that assistance crews can relax and take advantage of the bivouac.
– 900 km maximum for the assistance crews to drive over the entire Rally du Maroc.
– just very short liaison stages for the competitors over the whole rally.

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A CONVIVIAL ATMOSPHERE AT THE HEART OF THE BIVOUAC…

David Castera :
“The traditional friendliness of the discipline is no longer perceptible in bivouacs. I want to bring back the soul of rally raid once the competitors have come off the piste.
I want to offer a real service to the competitors so that they can easily gain access to the organisers, share a glass, have a chat and continue to race in a good atmosphere.”

As the competitors are no longer all together on the same piste, the bivouac, thanks to an especially reserved area, will allow all the participants of the rally to meet up and share their day’s adventures. This year there will not be hotels but a Bivouac for all in tents for four consecutive nights.

This ‘Oasis’ brings together, all the services you might need: doctors, physiotherapists, the competitor relations service, TV screens, results, briefings, tables and chairs, with highlighters and pens to prepare your road books with the help of professionals, an open bar, music…

NAVIGATION AT THE HEART OF THE RALLYE DU MAROC…

David Castera :

“Rally raid is a mixture of navigation, endurance and speed. With the arrival of GPS in 1993, speed became prominent. The GPS has become a navigation aid that organisers can struggle to control.
I want to go back to the time before GPS. The only means of navigation should be the road book, the GPS should only be a way for the organisers to check, not an aid to competitors.”

Navigation is the corner stone of rally raid, an aspect that differentiates it from traditional rallies. Depending on the stage and the nature of the terrain, the Rallye du Maroc will use all the existing types of waypoints (WPS, WPM, WPC, WPE) so as to act as a springboard towards longer and harder rallies. The Road Book, in color from 2018, continues to evolve with more colors and will be distributed on 2 stages from special to limit the preparation and the possibility of cheating.

 

A TURNKEY RALLY

David Castera :
“For all of you that want adventure without logistical constraints, I want to propose a complete service. Flights, transfers, hotels, assistance, we can take care of it all for you.
You sign up, we do the rest, a sort of rally raid concierge!”

You don’t have the time or desire to take care of your logistics? Contact us and we’ll organise everything for you.

Transporting a vehicle to Morocco and taking care of the customs formalities can sometimes dampen your enthusiasm. Give us your vehicles and all you have to do is take a flight so as to be reunited with material.

Tell us your needs and we will offer a turnkey solution!