|Libya Rally: De Mevius and Henrard will start in Amateur Libya Rally.|
The famous Belgian rally pilot Grégoire de Mevius, who terminated his sporting career as a rally pilot in 2005, has decided, by participating in the Libya Rally, to taste again the beauty and the adventure that African rallies offer. The man who was twice World Champion in the N-group, Belgian rally champion in 1995 and one of the best pilots in the Dakar for 9 years, will participate in the Libya Rally in the "adventure" category, driving a Manx Buggy.
More excellent news is that Stephane Henrard (Buggy VW TDI), best Belgian racer since Jacky Ickx with an overall 6th (2003) and 7th (1999) place in the Dakar, has put the Libya Rally on his agenda as the first event after the Dakar 2010 for him and his team.
Anyone who wants to ensure a place in the rally is recommended not to wait any longer and to register quickly. No less than 172 people have signed up already as pilots, co-pilots or assistance teams. The largest group of vehicles so far are the cars: out of 112 registered vehicles we have 40 cars, 6 buggies, 35 motorbikes, 27 quads and 4 assistance trucks.
Teams from 13 different countries will enter the arena of the Libyan dunes between the 9th and 16th March. Countries represented include: Belgium, Libya, Holland, France, Morocco, Spain, Germany, Italy, Romania, Lithuania, the UK, Algeria and even Canada.
Also in "regularity", a recent addition to the categories offered in the Libya Rally and ran entirely by ex-Dakar director Patrick Zaniroli, we have welcomed our first participants. Teams from France and Holland have decided to take part in this special discipline. For more informations please visit the official website at [ www.libya-rally.com ].
2010/01/25 | 20:12 CET | Editor: MR/HS/DUSON