|Pharaons Rally: Scrutineerings in Cairo 2011 - the Egyptian Dunes are calling.|
The 14th edition of Pharaons Rally is about to start. After two days of technical and administrative checks, the Pyramids of Giza will be the perfect setting for the race start. The competition will begin on Monday with the first stage between Cairo and Tibniya.
The new location of Pharaons Rally 2011, the Moevenpick Hotel of 6 October City in the Oasis Road, has been the ideal place to host scrutineerings. A beautiful hotel with wide spaces that allowed the two day of administrative and technical checks to run smoothly.
It even allowed some to take a break in the swimming pool before taking off to the Egyptian Desert. Tonight, expectation grows and everything is set for this new adventure and the Giza Pyramids wait to hold the great start for all competitors.
After all crews completed scrutineering process, everything is set to race for the next six days. On Monday, Pharaons 2011 first stage will lead from Cairo to Tibniya, near to the Oasis of Baharija, a journey of 470 km, 356 of which will be the timed section. This first stage will make shine talented drivers and riders with fast tracks and also it will measure navigation.
62 bikes and 12 quads where verified, while on four wheels there are 26 cars and trucks´ crew authorized to take the race tracks. Besides them, other 9 adventurers will discover the Egyptian desert in Pharaons Classic category, the exiting formula destined to those who love the desert without the stress of the chronometer.
The first to start tomorrow will be Marc Coma, last year´s bike winner. The Spaniard will fight to diminish the gap against today´s World Cup leader, Helder Rodrigues followed by Jakub Przygonski. His other objective will be to earn another victory in Pharaons Rally.
The quad race announces itself opened, leaded Camelia Liparotti. In cars, the presence of Jean Louis Schlesser is strong. The French driver will head the competition in four wheels.
The number of Pharaons Rally 2011
Car/Bike Pharaons Classic: 9
Represented countries: 21
Organization Staff: 110
Khaset staff organization: 110
Medical Staff: 25
Accredited journalists: 64
Number total of the caravan: 530
Kilometers of the distance:
Special Stages 2250,78 kms
Transfers 342,37 kms
Total: 2593,15 kms
Sanitary service Helicopters 2
Mobile clinic 1
Ambulance truck 1
Medical cars 5
2011/10/03 | 22:03 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/BAUER/PRITCHARD