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Welcome to the Africa Eco Race 2012 special newssection. To read an article just click on the specific headline below. All articles are visible for several years and under special subdomain [ COPY & CLICK HERE ] or use the SEARCH.




Africa Eco Race: Team Loomans to start with 5 cars (Africa-Toyota) and trucks.




For its third participation (on four editions), Jacky Loomans is clearly a loyal competitor to the Africa Eco Race. For his 24th major African rally, Limburg driver prepares his weapons, highly motivated to take his revenge after the mechanical problems he had on the previous edition.

"For the 4th Africa Eco Race, the full team will be there" Loomans told. "We will have three cars and two trucks entered in the race. I’ll have a new vehicle, a Toyota developed in South Africa, an even more performant car... This year, the engine failure on the last stage in Morocco spoiled the race, so in 2012, I am determined to fight and reach Dakar in a good position."

"My friend, Noël Essers, will be obviously with us and will enter the truck category. We are racing all the time on same events, then no question he could miss the event. Tavi Tielen, decided too, to be again part of the adventure. The whole team is very motivated and we look forward to enjoy the atmosphere of the rally and the magic of the African tracks. It is a very important meeting at the end of each year, a great time."

Loyal to the Africa Eco Race, Emmanuel Braga, the nice Nomade Racing Team Manager, confirms his entry on the 2012 edition with a beefed-up team. On two wheels, some of his riders are already familiar with the event, as Norbert Dubois or Willy Jobard (winner in 2011) but others will discover this African route.

Among them, Xavier Moreau, who recently finished on the podium of the Tunisia Rally (Enduro Cup) and Jean-Pierre Demay, who will ride for France Adot (association for organ donation).

This year, "Manu" will also enter ATVs, including Pascal Delesque on a Honda TRX 700. After Sardinia, Tunisia and Morocco, the Norman rider is eager to reach the Lac Rose. For "Manu", the Africa Eco Race was an opportunity last year to reconnect with the atmosphere of the great African rallies:

"It was a pleasure to rediscover the Mauritanian desert and Senegal's Baobabs. I missed these landscapes and since 2007, I did not have the opportunity to cross some of these areas. Believe me, Africa is still beautiful and fascinating! We experienced an amazing rally with a great atmosphere, not only in our team but with the whole caravan. Conviviality on bivouacs is real! The riders have really enjoyed their race. The route is diversified and well balanced in terms of difficulty."

"This year we will have a strong team on two wheels, both riders as mechanics. Moreover, we can still offer some places for assistance. The entry of Pascal, with a quad, gave me some ideas. I would love too to reach Dakar with my TRX 700. I still have a piece of budget to find but I’m dying to be part of this adventure! Rally raid and Africa are true passions."

Until 31st of July 2011 you can benefit from preferential rates on your entry. For more informations please visit the official website at [ www.africarace.com ].

2011/08/10 | 15:05 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/AER











Africa Eco Race: MAN TGS and Elisabete Jacinto shine at Africa Race 2012. | 12.01.2012 14:44 |




Africa Eco Race: Elisabete Jacinto and MAN 2nd - truck-duel by 3 seconds. | 09.01.2012 18:23 |




Africa Eco Race: Cars-winner Schlesser "The race was harder than last year". | 09.01.2012 15:50 |




Africa Eco Race: Behind the rally scenes - the last kilometers before Dakar. | 09.01.2012 15:37 |




Africa Eco Race: Schlesser, Polli and Tomecek - all at the Lac Rosé Dakar. | 09.01.2012 14:10 |




Africa Eco Race: Stories behind the scenes on SS06 - going south to Dakhla. | 03.01.2012 17:07 |




Africa Eco Race: Schlesser - "Navigation tricky but the landscape incredible". | 03.01.2012 16:07 |




Africa Eco Race: Schlesser and Polli keep the pace in the South of Morocco. | 03.01.2012 15:01 |




Africa Eco Race: Third stage win for Team Schlesser - "Nice start on 2012". | 02.01.2012 15:45 |




Africa Eco Race: Schlesser, Lenoble and Jacinto start the year well in Africa. | 02.01.2012 15:27 |




Africa Eco Race: The story behind Stage 04 - "It was almost like a miracle". | 02.01.2012 15:12 |




Africa Eco Race: Schlesser keeps the pace after SS04 crossing Erg Chegaga. | 02.01.2012 11:11 |




Africa Eco Race: Jean-Louis Schlesser takes control in 3rd stage in Morocco. | 31.12.2011 17:39 |




Africa Eco Race: Behind the scenes - enjoying 3rd stage inside the helicopter. | 31.12.2011 03:40 |




Africa Eco Race: Jean L. Schlesser - "It's always a great joy to return to Africa". | 30.12.2011 20:38 |




Africa Eco Race RESULTS: D01/SS02 Borj bel Freissate - El Mdoura Morocco | 30.12.2011 14:53 |




Africa Eco Race: Story behind "They said it was going to be hard - and it was". | 30.12.2011 12:29 |




Africa Eco Race: Rally started with first stage in Africa after long Europe-liasion. | 30.12.2011 11:41 |




Africa Eco Race: The importance of spirit - start of the "real rally to Dakar" 12. | 28.12.2011 21:00 |




Africa Eco Race RESULTS: List of competitors Africa Race Cars/Bikes/Trucks | 20.12.2011 20:41 |




Africa Eco Race: 4th edition promises great show in two-wheel drive category. | 30.11.2011 13:23 |




Africa Eco Race: Presentation of the rally route 2012 from France to Dakar. | 19.11.2011 21:04 |




Africa Eco Race: Rest-day Morocco, 3.0000 trees for Mauritania, Photovoltaic. | 15.09.2011 20:58 |




Africa Eco Race: Team Loomans to start with 5 cars (Africa-Toyota) and trucks. | 10.08.2011 15:03 |




Africa Eco Race: Big promotion success in the Netherlands and Belgium. | 22.05.2011 21:57 |




Africa Eco Race: Entries for the "Real Dakar" open, also for Amateur-teams. | 18.05.2011 22:50 |




Africa Eco Race: The fourth AER rally edition is on its way - again head for Dakar. | 11.03.2011 13:31 |




Africa Eco Race: René Metge after third Edition of Rally - "I thank you all". | 04.02.2011 21:04 |




















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