|Merzouga Rally: Entries for the Merzouga bike & quad Rally 2013 open now|
At its 4th edition, the [ MERZOUGA RALLY ] aims to confirm the expectations of our affectionate supporters, but also the challenge of the new competitors, who wish to face one of the most beautiful deserts in the world with its varied terrains.
From the big dunes of Merzouga to the technical paths on the mountains, from the high speed tracks on the “plateau” to the narrow river crossings of the Tafilet, the Merzouga Rally follows the traces of one of the most dear stage of the legendary Paris-Dakar.
More than 1000 km to cover in five days plus one Prologue by night with road book. The liaisons are reduced to minimum in favour of spectacular and fun to ride stages. The shamrock style formula allows the competitors to enjoy the comfort of the Xaluca hotel as head quarter and to experience the desert in the marathon stage in a luxury tented camp.
As the tradition of the Merzouga Rally goes, great attention is given to the navigation. Competitors will use the same systems as in the Dakar: GPS Unik and satellite tracking systems.
Regarding the dates, Edo Mossi has decided to schedule the race on October 21st to make the life easier to those riders and teams who wish to train for the Dakar and need time to prepare the vehicles before shipping them to South America.
Among the new things of the 4th edition: The increase of the autonomy to 140 km (90 km for the SSV and the 2 stroke bike category) and the Grand Prix of the dunes on the last day with a motocross style circuit on the big dunes of Merzouga.
The first 20 competitors that will entry within March 31 will enjoy a special price:
- Motobikes 1.800 Euro
- SSV Crew 2.080 Euro
- Raid/Ride 1.400 Euro
The entry fee includes repatriation insurence and the rental of gps and worldtrack.
Timetable Merzouga Rally 2013 Morocco
15 March - Opening of the entries
30 April - Deadline for the 1st entry fee
30 June - Deadline for the 2nd entry fee
30 September - Deadline for the 3rd entry fee
1 October - Deadline for submitting entries
20 October - Technical and Admin. Checks
21 October - Warm up and Prologue
22 October - Start of the first Stage
26 October - Last Stage and Prize Giving
2013/03/28 | 12:25 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/MOSSI