Portugal rally-raid: new terrain, same habits

The unprecedented round of the World Rally Raid Championship stood out for its popular success and the confirmation of the domination of Nasser Al-Attiyah, this time with Édouard Boulanger at his side.

Published on 09/04/2024 à 18:00

Medhi Casaurang

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Portugal rally-raid: new terrain, same habits

Photo Paulo Maria / DPPI

There's more to life than just the desert. The preferred surface of rally-raid, visited during the Dakar in January and the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge in February, gave way to the green meadows of southern Portugal. This new playing field, never tackled by the World Rally Raid Championship (W2RC) since its creation two years ago, fit poorly with the discipline's image. The stages were short and nervous; the longest of the five stages reached 388 km, the equivalent of an “easy” day on a Saudi Dakar. Just to add a little spice to this bacalhau, the organizers had planned a marathon stage, where all

Medhi Casaurang

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