|OiLibya Rally of Tunisia: Reconnaissance of the Rally with Stéphane Clair.|
On February 25th, a team of the French organisation NPO joins the Tunisian Capital Tunis and goes directly to the South of Tunisia to realize the 15 days of reconnaissance of the route of the "OiLibya Rally of Tunisia" 2011.
"The city is quite and everything going well during the journey" reported Stéphane Clair from the team. "Direction the dunes of El Faouar where we will stay for our first bivouac. The reconnaissances are based on two days of work per selective sector to create the route, check GPS points, and design the road-book. We opened the road with a Isuzu D-Max followed by an other four wheels drive vehicle. Competitors will have to be attentive into this sea of sand - but we manage to cross it so they will be able to do it too."
Like every year, the Recos-team ist accompanied by a Tunisian Colonel of the Army and an Tunisian specialist of the South. On Sunday (27th of February) the first sandy special was done, on Monday another bivouac in the middle of dunes was reached after finishing the second stage. 1st of March, the night has been cold and windscreens around the oasis Ksar Ghilane were frosty.
"When the 6 Stages will be designed and checked, the final order of the global route will be determinated. When I will be back to France, I will give you more details" Stéphane Clair said.
Ridha Kacem, Business Director of the main sponsor "OiLibya" said: "The competitors will discover a new country, a Tunisia free after the revolution of 14 January. They will see many changes, and especially enjoy the end of the police state. Even if the route is not finalized yet, I know we'll get into deep Tunisia, enjoying the hospitality of a friendly people and enjoy beautiful landscapes of Tunisia free."
2011/03/04 | 15:37 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY