History

ON THIERRY SABINE'S FOOTSTEPS


The AFRICA ECO RACE was created in 2008 thanks to the combined experience of two men who marked the history of the biggest off-road rallies, Jean-Louis SCHLESSER and René METGE, but also thanks to the close collaboration of Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal.  

Their goal

  • Rediscover Africa, this continent which welcomed so many legendary rallies, and join the mythical Dakar Pink Lake in Senegal, following the footsteps of Thierry SABINE 
  • Put forward the true values of this motorsport, human values, conviviality, authenticity, solidarity and sportsmanship 
  • Lighten the regulations to allow a maximum of competitors to arrive at the mythical Pink Lake in Dakar. 

 

Since the first edition in 2009, the AFRICA ECO RACE has seen its number of competitors increase yearly. Proof of the enthusiasm for such rally with traditional values.

The AFRICA ECO RACE immerses its participants in an authentic atmosphere, along exclusive tracks focusing on navigation and driving skills, surrounded unforgettable scenery that only Africa can offer.  

In 2021, the adventure goes on and the 13th edition will be organised from 2nd to 17th or January 2021. 

Submitted on Mon, 03/23/2020 - 11:13