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Rally raid in Morocco and Tunisia

Lluís Rosa

Dakariano and briefingman

Dakarian 2021 & 2022

Lluís Rosa

If you have come this far it is because you have a dream. At first it was just a fleeting thought, from recurring it ended up becoming an idea, over time into a goal and finally, with desire and enthusiasm, into a dream. Congratulations, you have come to the right place, you have just taken the first step to fulfill your dream.

The FenekRally was also a thought that crossed my mind, little by little it became an idea that I couldn’t get out of my mind, it ended up being a goal until it became a dream. It scared me, but I have to tell you, if your dreams don’t scare you, it’s because they aren’t big enough. I continue to fulfill my dream and I encourage you to fulfill yours.

When I thought about the first edition of the FenekRally in 2014 I thought about its spirit, about that which never dies. Consistency, sacrifice, enjoyment, camaraderie, passion, effort… That’s what I wanted the FenekRally to be and this is what it is today 7 years later. A transversal race, in which those who compete in this unique and unforgiving challenge face a challenge that tests all their skills: vehicle control, driving techniques, orientation skills, own food supply systems, vehicle repair capacity. vehicle, mental strength, physical endurance and experience.

If this is not the first time you compete in the FenekRally, I welcome you again, this will always be your home. If, on the other hand, you are considering participating in the FenekRally for the first time, I encourage you to do so, I strongly encourage you to make your dream come true. You will suffer, you will cry, you will enjoy, you will laugh and surely at some point you will regret it, you will remember the moment when you read this text and you will say: “What would I be thinking?” and the next day you will surprise yourself thinking that this has been the adventure of your life.

A journey of a thousand kilometers begins with a single step, you are about to take yours.

The FenekRally is a rally-raid type motor competition, based on navigation using a Roadbook that includes drawing vignettes, heading vignettes with approximate distance and waypoint vignettes. The one who does it in the shortest time wins, in each category.

Those who compete in this unique and unforgiving race face a challenge that tests all their skills: vehicle control, driving techniques, orientation skills, own food supply systems, vehicle repair capacity, mental strength, physical endurance and experience.

In the FenekRally, amateur drivers can compete alongside professionals, using various types of vehicles: motorcycles, quads, SSV/buggies and 4×4 off-road vehicles. This is where professional drivers train for their national or world circuits, and where amateur drivers learn, perfect and develop their hobby.

Recognized as one of the best rally raids in Morocco and Tunisia and one of the most assimilated to the largest official motorsport events on the planet. The FenekRally is more than a race, and represents the most humane sporting adventure that takes place over periods of 8-12 days across several thousand kilometers of some of the most difficult, hostile and majestic terrain. Each rally raid brings together amateur and professional competitors in a test of human endurance and spirit. It’s man, machine and nature against each other in an epic challenge, where just crossing the finish line is a great achievement.

With each year’s editions, new pages have been written in the history of this remarkable race. Each tells a story of extraordinary feats of human endeavor and features some names in the legend of the world of 4×4 and other disciplines.

From its inspired beginnings traveling to Tunisia, and in the harsh but beautiful conditions of that African country, the race grew in legend and stature, conquering fans and competitors. All tied together by a spirit of adventure and willingness to travel into the unknown.

2018 marked the beginning of a new chapter in the history of the FenekRally with a new race in Morocco. Its tracks and dunes seem to maintain the origins of the FenekRally and are ready to write new stories of this legendary adventure.

Although the race takes place over 6-7 days, the FenekRally actually starts long before the initial podium and represents a great logistical and technical challenge.

Verifications are always and obligatorily carried out before the event and involve both administrative and technical control. The administrative requires all competitors to submit to a host of regulatory obligations: such as verification of licenses and medical forms. While the technical part involves the review of the vehicles that will participate, such as navigation and safety equipment.

Rally raid race data

Rally raid race data

There are three categories or modes of participation regardless of the vehicle used: OVERLAND: No time trial, just follow the roadbook. RALLY: Speed limited to 90 km/hour following the roadbook (Buggies limited to 110 km/hour). FIA/FIM: Speed limited to 120 km/hour following the roadbook.

The central pillar of the FenekRally is endurance. The challenge of overcoming thousands of kilometers of some of the most difficult terrain on the planet and battling the many physical, mental and mechanical challenges along the way is what makes the FenekRally so unique.

They all share a common desire to complete the race and be accompanied by the spirit and brotherhood that the FenekRally imposes. In fact, although they ultimately compete with each other, camaraderie is essential. It is a common feature of the race for competitors to stop and help each other when they encounter difficulties. This camaraderie finds expression each night, at the end of each race day, at the camp sites.
Each race day at the FenekRally begins and ends at a camp, and is made up of 2 different sections known as the special and link:
The special stages are the most exciting parts of the FenekRally. These are competitive timed sections often off road through hostile terrain in which competitors try to achieve the fastest time possible. The times established in the special stage, to which possible penalties are added, determine the overall positions in the classification.
The sections before and after the specials are called link sections. For safety reasons, it is not always possible to start and end the special stage at the campsites. In this case, the racing vehicles must proceed from the camp site to the starting point of the special stage.

Navigation is crucial to success in the special stage, as the FenekRally is, in essence, an orienteering race. Competitors must find their way through, over or around the course’s many obstacles as quickly as possible. However, they must do so in a way that preserves both man and machine.

Where

MOROCCO

Sahara



North Africa

MOROCCO 2024

5 - 13 OCTOBER

Ideal event for the initiation and improvement of driving and navigation of motorcycles, quads, buggies / SSV and 4×4 off-road vehicles.

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The 2024 edition of the FenekRally Maroc Edition will continue with the same patterns as the previous editions, linking 5 circular or semi-circular stages around Merzouga, Taouz, Ouzina, Ramlia, Erfoud, and other small villages. A total of 1,200 kilometers between tracks, rivers of sand, sets and dunes, with very technical sections and other faster sections.

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