Yves FROMONT, BUGGY TAREK
winner of the T1 Diesel 2 wheels drive / 4th overall
"... Of course, I am very happy to share this 2nd place car scratch with my son Jean which we would not be in this position, especially as there were competitors with cars well prepared and fast. On the Africa Race, navigation is as important as driving the car. Nothing to do with the rally where three quarters of the competitors follow in the footsteps the trucks in the dust! After nine "Dakar", two in South America, I can say that the Africa Race is a difficult rally, with really beautiful stages. Africa is magic! When you get into the Mauritanian stages, we found the true values of the rally raid, navigation, management of the race in order to keep your car with no damage. And I think a lot of competitors, just like me, appreciate the rally spirit on the Africa Race; conviviality at the bivouac and mutual aid between competitors and also, local people so happy to see us in Africa. We really hope to be soon able to go back to Mali and in Senegal: one more stage in Mauritania, two stages in Mali and a real stage in Senegal before the arrival at the Lac Rose Senegal and the Africa Race would become the absolute reference authentic rally raid. ... ".