Aug 22, 2020
The will of Jean Louis SCHLESSER and his team has always been to move forward, to continue to keep the race alive, both on the sporting and economic side, in order to satisfy this passion for off-road rallying which drives us all. For a few weeks now, the organization of the AFRICA ECO RACE has been working on several scenarios in order to be able to go ahead with this 13th edition.
In view of the global health crisis and the restrictions imposed recently in the Kingdom of Morocco, making it impossible to maintain the recces planned for September, it is with a heavy heart that the AFRICA ECO RACE has decided not pass through the Kingdom of Morocco in 2021 and to orient the organization of the next edition towards a new format: SENEGAL – MAURITANIA – SENEGAL “DAKAR – DAKAR”. Of course, always with our legendary authenticity and on the footsteps of Thierry SABINE.
After the administrative and technical checks in a French port in December 2020, all the vehicles of the caravan will embark on a cargo ship, direction Dakar. Participants will reach the capital of Senegal in early January 2021 to collect their vehicles before setting off for this new African adventure.
From January 5 to 17, 2021, participants will cross new tracks across Senegal and Mauritania for a grand finish at the Lac Rose podium on January 17.
As for the race, it will be an opportunity to discover a part of Senegal, as few have had the chance to do before us, and race on the unique laterite tracks lined with baobabs. In Mauritania, the competitors and participants of the AFRICA ECO RACE will discover new majestic landscapes that only Africa can offer, with rolling tracks and more sandy portions. They will evolve in the heart of the Saharan desert and its pink, yellow or white dunes, its sinuous canyons between tabular plateau, its oases of greenery nestled between black sandstone cliffs. One of the few countries where one can still taste the infinite spaces, the illusion of unconditional and limitless freedom.
As for registration fees, despite the logistical challenge and the additional costs that this represents for the AFRICA ECO RACE, the organization has decided to maintain them: the prices therefore remain unchanged.
The architecture of this new route will allow cost control and flexible logistics since the mileage of the assistance route will be halved.
Everything will therefore be done to experience and share an unforgettable and exceptional 2021 edition.
Soon, specific information will be sent with all the logistical details.
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