7 NOVEMBER 2019
MDC PARTICIPANTS DOMINATE THE “PREPROLOOG”
This year the Preproloog takes place at a new location: Landgoed Duynenwater in Eersel. If you want to get a ticket, please surf to www.preproloog.nl
FRANCE TOTALLY CHARMED BY THE MOROCCO DESERT CHALLENGE
Here’s the evolution of French participants in the Morocco Desert Challenge:
- 48 people in 2017
- 95 in 2018
- 155 in 2019
- 280 in 2020
SECOND RECONNAISSANCE IS COMING UPThroughout the month of September, race director Jean-Claude Kaket and his team (including Charly Gotlib) left no stone of the Moroccan desert unturned. Their goal was to find 8 new, challenging stages for the MDC2020, including a marathon stage and four separate dune tracks for the race trucks, in order to separate them from the cars, SSV’s & motorbikes for safety reasons. To find almost 3000 kilometers of race track, more than 9000 kilometres were added on the counter of his faithful Landcruiser HDJ80. But the mission was successful. The draft version of the roadbooks is currently being digitalized and within two weeks Mr. Kaket is leaving again for Morocco for a first check, this time assisted by his best friend and top navigator Jean-Marie Lurquin (ex-copilot of Schlesser, De Villiers, etc.). I myself unfortunately have to wait until the validation round in February before I can discover his new creations.
TRANSPORT AND ASSISTANCE
VISITOR & SPONSOR TRIP TO THE MDC2020
Also in 2020 we will offer various full 5-day visitor and sponsor trips. On these exclusive trips, your guests, friends or family members will not only experience the rally & the bivouac, but they will also Morocco at its best. They don’t just follow the rally for a few days, they are really part of it.
The technical checks in Agadir, the prologue on Plage Blanche, the desert stages in the south, the bivouacs in M’hamid and Merzouga, the Rekkam plateau, the award ceremony and the final party in Saïdia: guaranteed to be unforgettable moments. Precisely for that reason we offer not one but two or three visitor journeys for 2020. Each with its own characteristics and perspectives, but all unforgettable.
VIP TRIP 1:
Agadir (outbound flight, hotel & scrutineering) / Plage Blanche (prologue & bivouac 1) / Zag (stage & bivouac 2) / Agadir (return flight).
VIP TRIP 2:
Ouarzazate (outbound flight & transfer to bivouac) / M’hamid (stage & bivouac 4-5) / Merzouga (stage & bivouac 6) / Errachidia (return flight)
VIP TRIP 3:
Errachidia (outbound flight & transfer) / Merzouga (bivouac 6) / Borj Bel Frissate (stage & bivouac 7) / Saïdia (finish, award ceremony, closing party & 5 * hotel) / Nador or Oujda (return flight).
We organize the VIP trips with the help of GPT, a travel agency specialised in rallies. If you want more information or would like to receive the brochure, send an email to [email protected] or call + 31 / (0) 188.8.131.52.09
IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS MONTH: THE MDC DOCUMENTARY
It was launched a year ago, after the 10th edition of the Morocco Desert Challenge, but it’s definitely worth watching again on a cold and rainy autumn evening. Here’s “We Are Rally“, the epic documentary that shows what we stand for!
So, that’s it for now! Hope to see you in April 2020 in beautiful Morocco. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me directly.
With sportive greetingsGert Duson
Organiser Morocco Desert ChallengeGSM: +32/475/50.36.50