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Beijing 2008: The return of René Metge´s Mythical Rally in June 2008.

Organized only twice in 1992 and 1995, this rally raid marked everyone's spirit and remained in the memories. Its daring and the difficulty of the long stages through Russia, Mongolia and China made a real epic which those who could not make it still regret. Today this big event rise again.

At the beginning of June 2008, competitors will first start from several major european cities allowing each of them to value their entry in their home country. Then, they will rejoin a major russian city for scrutineering and the real start of the race. The distance covered will include 16 stages and a rest day.

The route will cross Russia, Kazakhstan, China and reach Beijing, several weeks before the opening of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

So that everyone can enter in this tremendous adventure according to his possibilities and his competence, "Beijing 2008" will combine innovation and tradition. The tradition will meet itself in this event, opened to cars, bikes, quads and trucks. Technical regulations will be similar to those of other cross country events.

Numerous innovations are being studied such as the possibility to switch driver and co-driver at rest day. The organization of a.regularity raid and a new racing category which should be revealed at the official presentation, next June. Supported by a large international business group which will also be revealed during the official presentation, " Beijing 2008 " already announces itself as an exceptional event.

For more informations visit the official website at [ ].


June, 2007: official presentation
July 1st, 2007: opening of entries.
September and October, 2007 :recces
May 30th, departure from European cities
June 3rd and 4th : scrutineering
June 5th, 2008: departure from Russia
June 21st, 2008: arrival in Beijing

2007/05/03 | 14:28 CET | Editor: MR/HS/René Metge

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