SUNREEF YACHTS, the world's leading manufacturer of custom-made luxury catamarans is the main partner of the 2020 AFRICA ECO RACE. Francis LAPP, the founder and CEO of SUNREEF YACHTS, auto and water sports passionate, has been involved in several rallies and boat competitions. On the AFRICA ECO RACE “Monaco – Dakar” 2020, not only Francis LAPP wants to associate SUNREEF YACHTS’ name to this 12th edition, but will also be taking the start alongside Jacky LECHLEITER, well know in the off-road rally world, onboard their rally car.


MOTUL is a global French company which manufacturers, develops and distributes lubricants for engines (motorcycles, cars and other vehicles) and for the industry, will be once again our official lubricant provider of the AFRICA ECO RACE. MOTUL puts at our Xtreme Riders (without assistance) disposal, lubricants, cleaning products, tents to work under, a bike stand and some goodies.  


AMV is a direct insurance broker created in 1974 by Franck ALLARD, automotive passionate, under the name of “Assurance Moto Verte”, is specialized in moto, scooter and classic car insurance. AMV also proposes insurance for automobiles, 4x4, camping-car, jet-skis and private homes. A solid long term partnership.

Since 1970, STAND 21 pushes to assist at best their clients during the exercise of their passion by fully taking care of their security clothing so they can only concentrate on what it their only pleasure: RACING. The STAND 21 HQ in Talant, France designs, develops and adapts to actual norms all the products. It is important for the AFRICA ECO RACE to partner with French companies. 

STARS’N’BARS was created 24 years ago by Kate POWERS and Didier RUBILOLO, who saw a need for a family-oriented restaurant in a principality famous for its casinos, Formula 1 races and luxury yachts. A favourite among international sports stars and fans alike, the restaurant features one of the largest celebrity sports collections in the world, including an actual F1 racing car donated by two-time world champion Mika HAKKINEN. The owners and their teams assist us grandly every year in welcoming the Monaco rally-raid event of the year. 

Founded in 1963 upon the initiative of Princess Grace, AMADE Mondiale is built on a vision of a world where children, regardless of their social, religious or cultural origins, can live safely and with dignity and respect for their fundamental rights. That of a world where every child has the opportunity to fully express his potentials. It is extremely important for the AFRICA ECO RACE to partner with AMADE and enable children in Africa to live a better life. 

HELICONIA AERO SOLUTIONS is focused on customer transportation for all types of needs. Should it be customer transportation, professional film making or other type of travels, they propose a large panel of services. They employ considerable logistics and human resources to provide guaranteed quality service, efficiency, comfort and safety to all customers. A combination of experienced pilots, ground service, highly qualified staff, and a dynamic 24/7 customer relationship department allows their team of over 42 experts to be available anytime. Heliconia assist us along the entire rally for our production and medical teams. 

The GRIMALDI Group was founded in 1947 by the Grimaldi brothers. The company started their business in the merchandise transport industry. The Grimaldi group, now international leader, has now focused on developing people carrying on the motorways of the sea with devotion and professionalism. The boats used are new generation, very comfortable, fast and secure. The company will transport all vehicles back from Dakar at the end of the rally.  

Present on four continents, a leader in Africa, and a historic player in France, BOLLORÉ Ports sets its sights on reinforcing its current positions and pursuing its international development. Owing to its recognized expertise in the port trades and in the synergies made possible by its being part of the BOLLORÉ Transport & Logistics Group, BOLLORÉ Ports is able to reinforce its position as a global port operator specialized in emerging markets. Every year, BOLLORÉ Ports invests in the construction and development of port infrastructures entrusted to it, in service to its shipowner, import and export clients.

A.G.T.T (Agence Générale de Transit et de Transports), established in 1949, has been one of the main actors in the organization of transport, forwarding and logistics of industrial projects. 

Menton is a city where nature and culture combines harmoniously. City of gardens, city of the lemon festival but also City of Art and History, Menton is rich of an exceptional natural and historical heritage. Here in this unspoiled nature, everything is calm and beauty. From the hills overlooking the city, you can admire a postcard landscape, that of a city set on the sea and bathed in a hot sun, and this all year round.

Monaco, capital of automobile, is a key partner of the AFRICA ECO RACE rally. It is the city from where our Monaco to Dakar rally begins for all our competitors. This year we will celebrate the 6th anniversary of departure from the Principality.

JAMES BAROUD, passion for outdoors; Innovation, comfort and durability, these are the main guidelines of the brand which offers a wide range of roof tents for extreme adventurers around the world such as the heroes of the 12th edition of the AFRICA ECO RACE.

TEMPS ET PASSIONS: it’s time to Live your Passion.
The Temps & Passions brand, created in Monaco in 2002 and Official TimeKeeper of the AFRICA ECO RACE 2020, focuses on products that will blow your mind. Beautiful watches for men and women, high quality watchmaking, decoration made out of classic cars are just a few example of products presented in this oasis of luxury. Its owner Stéphane RICHELMI, passionate race driver is glad to be part of the AFRICA ECO RACE authentic adventure which he follows closely.

KONI is about people’s mobility. A pioneer in this field since 1857, KONI provides leading, durable and experience-improving technology. KONI helps people move comfortably at whatever speed they desire, wherever they are. KONI is the premier manufacturer of adjustable shocks in the world. A solid partner for an extraordinary adventure.




Capital: Rabat
Surface: 710 850 km2
Water surface: 0.05 %
Population: 36,3 million habitants
Density: 48 hab./km2
Devise: Moroccan Dirham (1 MAD = 0.094 € / 1 € = 10.628 MAD)
Time zone: UTC +1


Capital: Nouakchott
Surface: 1 030 700 km2
Water surface: negligible
Population: 4,4 million habitants
Density: 4 hab./km2
Devise: Ouguiya (1 MRU = 0,024 € / 1 € = 41,539 MRU)
Time Zone: UTC +0


Capital: Dakar
Surface: 196 722 km2
Water surface: 2.1 %
Population: 16,2 million habitants
Density: 82 hab./km2
Devise: Franc CFA (1 XOF = 0,001 € / 1 € = 655,957 XOF)
Time Zone: UTC +0

Submitted on Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:30