A week ago, the recce team arrived in Dakar to travel through Senegal and Mauritania to finalize a unique DAKAR / DAKAR
route. On the other hand, the AFRICA ECO RACE team is working on logistics to allow a greater number of participants to be
able to experience this 13th edition, from January 5 to 17, 2021, despite the restrictions related to Covid 19.
FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL SITUATION, EXCEPTIONAL MEASURES
One of the strengths of the AFRICA ECO RACE is its team made up of enthusiasts,
professionals and former pilots allowing great responsiveness whilst adapting to different situations and
SENEGAL AS AN EXAMPLE
Senegal has set up an effective response to Covid 19. According to a study carried out
in September and based on various criteria, the American magazine “Foreign Policy” mentions Senegal as being an example,
highlighting its experience in the fight against epidemics. Currently, the AFRICA ECO RACE is working in close
collaboration with the various local authorities to facilitate the arrival of participants in Dakar, upon invitation. As
for the return of participants from Dakar at the end of the Rally, Senegal currently has no ongoing restriction.
The departure of all the vehicles of the caravan will be in the south of France. The
vehicles will embark on a cargo ship, direction Dakar. The checks will be lightened and will therefore be considered
pre-checks. Competitors in the race, once registered, must complete a "technical pre-checks" file and return it to the
organization. For everyone's comfort, the entire teams will therefore not have to travel to the port of embarkation. Only
drivers can come and drop off the vehicles at the port.
CHECKS IN DAKAR
Full crew and vehicle checks will take place in Dakar on January 2nd and 3rd, 2021. On
January 4th, 2021, all vehicles will reach the 1st bivouac in Saint Louis, before starting the race, on the morning of
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For obvious logistical reasons and given the new measures and program set out, the last
teams in the process of registering must finalize their entries as soon as possible. All files must be finalized before
November 1, 2020 in order to prepare for the pre-checks. The organization relies on your understanding.
For a week, the recce team has traveled through Senegal, in the middle of the rain
season, to explore and discover special stages amongst this unique setting and playground, whilst ensuring the safety of
the population and the participants.
Now, straight into Mauritania to complete the different stages. What awaits ? Rolling
tracks and more sandy portions in the heart of the Saharan desert. Needless to say that the competitors will have a blast
crossing these sumptuous landscapes in an immense and sometimes still unexplored playground. The pilots and co-pilots will
have to think hard on their strategy if they plan on going to the end of all the Mauritanian stages! Intense competition
and twists ahead !
As for the assistance, they will have a lot to do with the mechanical side and dusting
off the cars when they arrive at the bivouacs! But some positive news for these people in the shadows: during the various
loops, they will be able to rest after the start the next day, without having to drive to another bivouac. A formula not
only comfortable but also economical for all.
13th edition of the AFRICA ECO RACE
Join us and be part of this great, exceptional and unprecedented adventure!