On Friday December 28th and 29th 2018, the entire Rally caravan will meet again for the technical and administrative checks in the sunniest city of France, Menton, on an improvised bivouac in the city center, right by the Mediterranean Sea.
Sunday, December 30th 2018 will mark the Official Start of the 11th AFRICA ECO RACE edition. All the caravan of the Rally will then join the port of Sète to embark on the ferry which will head down to Nador in Morocco.
On January 1st 2019, competitors will start as soon as the boat has disembarked, for 12 stages across Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal.
On January 13th 2019, the final stage on the mythical beach of Lac Rose will be the ending point of 6500 kms of racing.
The route will be extremely variable, on brand news tracks with a lot of driving, in the heart of unforgettable landscapes with a real resting in Morocco and two loop stages in Mauritania.
The course will be designed in such a way that the competitors will find all what they are looking for with a minimum of liaisons, also for assistances to be able to rest and fully devote themselves to their drivers and machines.
For the second consecutive year and after last year’s success, the "500 MILES" stage without assistance will be renewed in Mauritania. It's a safe bet that this stage could shake the ranks, a few days before the finish line!
On the AFRICA ECO RACE, the bivouacs are comfortable, with showers and toilets, but also friendly with their big tents where everyone ends up for briefings, screen video summaries and catering. The bivouacs are also authentic in hidden places, surrounded by typical African landscapes.
A reminder of the TV broadcasts for the 10th edition of the AFRICA ECO RACE:
EUROSPORT 1 and EUROSPORT 2:
330 broadcasting hours - Reach: 54 countries - 3.1 million Europeans
460 hours abroad - Reach: 42 countries - 60 million people
CANAL + AFRICA:
520 hours - Reach: 25 African countries
Reach: 250,000 to 350,000 people a day
The Internet will also play a major role in the media coverage of the event because in addition to the day/day broadcasting through channels, video streaming will make it possible to discover night's life at the bivouac.
Like in 2018, "BIVOUAC INSIDE" will be broadcasted each evening on social media on the next edition; a wonderful way to follow you from anywhere in the world!
For 2019, the wish of the AFRICA ECO RACE is to make an even wider media coverage through partnerships with different TV channels. Stay tuned ...
CHOOSE YOUR FORMULA
The AFRICA ECO RACE: Cars: T1, T2, T3 FIA, SSV, T4, OPEN, Motorcycles and Quads; pure happiness for sports lovers of open spaces and adventure.
The AFRICA ECO RACE CLASSIC: Open to vehicles built before 1986 for a return to the roots for legendary vehicles.
The AFRICA ECO RAID: Open to trucks, cars, SSV, motorcycles and quads. Discover Africa without a stopwatch with a vehicle without special preparation and at your own pace.
The keywords on the AFRICA ECO RACE: "all in one".
As always, in the entry fees will be included: the round trip of the Europe / Africa for vehicles, the one-way boat trip of the participants, the bivouacs (catering), the petrol refueling on stages for motorcycles and quads, the visa for Mauritania, vehicle insurance in Mauritania and Senegal, awarding prizes.
Just like last year, the registrations are made directly online. In just a few clicks, register and complete your registration as you go.
Opening of the online registrations, May 15th, 2018.
OPENING TEASER OF THE 2019 EDITION
To mark the launch of the 11th edition of the AFRICA ECO RACE, have a look at the teaser; a nice way to immerse yourself in the atmosphere while waiting for start on December 30th, 2018.
AFRICA ECO RACE TOUR: REMEMBER THE DATES
Like every year, Jean Louis SCHLESSER and René METGE will start their AFRICA ECO RACE TOUR.
From now on, book your dates and contact our representatives for:
Russia: Moscow on May 16th, 2018, Olga ZVYAGINA: firstname.lastname@example.org
Italy: Venice, June 22nd, 2018, Franco PICCO: email@example.com
Portugal: Lisbon, June 29th, 2018, José MARQUES: firstname.lastname@example.org