This made things a little easier on my side and definitely faster. I didn’t have to hold back and the results spoke for themselves, which was a great feeling. Everyone involved was extremely friendly and helpful, the same at both events. General Discussion. A sixth consecutive victory was achieved by Jean-Louis Schlesser in a buggy built by himself, co-driven by Thierry Magnaldi. I got the feeling if the breakdown or reason for not finishing the stage was genuine and you were showing good performance and ability they would allow you to continue to Dakar in the race anyway. It is easy to find information when you need it and all the tents and vehicles of the organisation are well labelled so you could find whom you needed, when you needed them. When I first reached out to the AER organisation it was about racing the Malle Moto class in 2019. 2018 - Departure from Monaco. Januar 2018 mit etwa 200 Teilnehmern und über 100 Fahrzeugen statt. 3. Due to the Coronavirus crisis and travel restrictions within Morocco, the Africa Eco Race will now run a redesigned route for the 2021 edition. Rally timing was pretty much the same at both events, time control leaving the bivouacs, stage start, check points in the stage, finish of the stages and arrival at the bivouac. The Dakar Rally (or simply "The Dakar"; formerly known as the "Paris–Dakar Rally") is an annual rally raid organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation.Most events since the inception in 1978 were staged from Paris, France, to Dakar, Senegal, but due to security threats in Mauritania, which led to the cancellation of the 2008 rally, events from 2009 to 2019 were held in South America. Some organization vehicles are equipped with solar panels to use the energy stored during the day to carry out their missions. Over a decade ago the Dakar Rally made the move to South America, and now the event takes place in Saudi Arabia. Sometimes we miss something or take our eyes off the road for that split second where you need to be aware. To finish, I enjoyed both races immensely and have made great friends with competitors, teams and the organisation of both events. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. Africa Eco Race 2021 van Dakar naar Dakar dieper Afrika in. As far as I’m concerned, the food at both events is excellent considering you are in remote places. This was called the Africa Eco Race, or AER. It is great that you can continue riding as you can still experience the race and get your money’s worth as well as the experience. All of the Dakar Rallies that I raced, had liaisons to the start of the stage and liaisons after the stage, sometimes hundreds of kilometres. Diese Seite wurde zuletzt am 4. Toutes les photos . Every race is different so it’s always hard to explain something like this as stages and layouts vary. Überwiegend findet die Rallye in Nordafrika statt, sie startet in verschiedenen europäischen Städten und endet immer im senegalesischen Dakar. 2013 - The fifth edition made its departure on December 28, 2012 in Saint-Cyprien and arrived on the shores of Lac Rose in Dakar on January 9, 2013. Galerie photos . After I’d switched my focus to the 2020 race, I began to discuss plans with the organisation. It’s going to take a while to explain but after just finishing my first Africa Eco Race, I am finally in a position to share my personal thoughts, so here goes. Africa Eco Race is an annual rally raid organized in North of Africa, as an answer to the cancellation of 2008 Dakar Rally, and the subsequent moving of the rally to South America, for those who wanted to live the real Dakar spirit. Giving continuity to Thierry Sabine’s original Dakar Rally legacy, the 2021 event will run from January 5-17 and head deep into the Sahara desert before arriving at the famous Lac Rose 12 days later. Techniques for cornering at speed, vision on the trail and reading the landscape is very important also. Opting for a Senegal-Mauritania-Senegal route, the race will now start and finish in the historic heart of rally, the city of Dakar. The motorcycles title was won by Oscar Polli with a KTM and the trucks category was won by Tomáš Tomeček who got a second place in the overall ranking. With rallying, at the front of the field, I feel the competitor that can stay most focused, take fewer risks and navigate best will typically come out on top. Nous saluons l’engagement de AFRICA ECO RACE aux côtés de l’AMADE en vue de permettre aux écoliers Mauritaniens et Sénégalais d’accéder … It was not a little thing either, the crank pulley sheared which drives the belt that drives power steering, water pump, alternator etc. It is the exact same equipment used for both rallies but the rental costs are included in the entry fee for the Dakar Rally and excluded for the AER. 2009 Race Discussion. Navigation is a key factor when it comes to rally training, and one that people often worry about. This included aspects such as media rights, satellite transmissions and media personnel costs. Over the past seven years I have been watching this race grow with increasing interest, and in 2019, with three successful Dakar Rallies under my belt in the Moto category, I decided it was time to live the original dream and ‘Race to Dakar’. Und auch der Dakar-Veranstalter ASO erwägt eine Rückkehr nach Afrika. 2015 - The first edition without Jean-Louis Schlesser and with the return of the Kamaz official team, including an Hybrid truck. I eat a lot and there was definitely no shortage. A series of projects will aim to use renewable resources to a long-term contribution to the lives of people in remote areas of several countries that the race will cross. Cold showers are not my favourite and there were definitely more cold showers than hot in Africa but no complaints from me, after punishing yourself on a bike for 6-8 hours the suffering of cold shower palls into insignificance. All rights reserved. The bivouacs and facilities at the AER are definitely more ‘raw’ and ‘authentic’ and more in tune with the Africa continent than how the Dakar Rally is now. Die 10. I think this is fair. Daarom heeft de organisatie ervoor gekozen om te starten en finishen in Dakar, Senegal. The race crosses the territories of Morocco, Western Sahara , Mauritania and Senegal. A fourth victory was claimed by Jean-Louis Schlesser in a buggy built by himself. They would always have to report to somebody else to discuss proposals, whereas with the AER, the people I dealt with made the decisions. The AER is simpler, its organisation is run more efficiently and it’s clear that their goal is not to look the best, but to actually serve people to an acceptable level, support them as much as possible and ultimately ensure they achieve their goal of getting to Dakar. Everything written in the road book was useful and if you followed it, there were no issues at either events. Toutes les vidéos . The eating area at the Dakar Rally always has seats whereas the AER takes the more authentic approach of sitting on the ground occasionally (on carpets), which kind of adds to the authenticity of the race; although I’m not sure my Dad’s 68-year-old knees thought so. 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