The 2024 Morocco Rally presents an innovative route

In addition to the famous Zagora dunes, the 29th Rally of Morocco will visit the far east of the country to make navigation even more difficult.

Published on 10/06/2024 à 18:12

Medhi Casaurang

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The 2024 Morocco Rally presents an innovative route

The Zagora dunes will rise from the first stages in 2024. Photo DPPI / F. Le Floc'h

The final of the World Championship rally-raid (W2RC) will have nothing of a tourist stay in the Moroccan desert. The 2024 Rally of Morocco, presented this Monday by David Castera in Casablanca, will take place on a route that has been significantly revised compared to previous editions.

If the Zagora dunes are maintained and advanced at the start of the course after a prologue near Marrakech, the final of the competition will take place in Mengoub-Bouarfa, in the far east in the Oriental region. This area promises to put the crews' navigation skills to the test, on stony plateaus. In total, 2 km, including 492 km of special stages, are announced over five stages and a prologue.

“We will rediscover the basics of the Rallye du Maroc through the route of this edition, says David Castera, the Race Director. Thanks to the dunes of Chegaga and Merzouga, whose car and motorbike routes will be split, but also through the care we have taken to select tracks which combine driving pleasure and safety. The 100% bivouac profile allows us to free ourselves from logistical accommodation contingencies and to have our hands free so as not to make any concessions to sport, our absolute priority.

Stages 4 and 5 will be an example of this, they will allow you to discover new, wilder spaces where navigation will take on all its importance, including numerous, poorly marked tracks and courses to follow, in the style of the Saudi Dakars. . The road book will also be produced in the same vein as the meeting next January that many, I know, come to prepare each year for the Rallye du Maroc, the second largest rally in the world. »

 

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Medhi Casaurang

Passionate about the history of motorsport across all disciplines, I learned to read thanks to AUTOhebdo. At least that's what my parents tell everyone when they see my name inside!

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