Morocco: On The Trail Of The Rally — Part 4 Africa Eco Race Tagounite, Trucks

We took a lot of pictures at the start of stage 3 of the Africa Eco Race. To reduce loading times, we decided to create a separate post for the truck photos.

We arrived as the trucks and cars were preparing to head over to the starting line just outside the bivouac at Tagounite. Tomas and Anton, the Tatra and Kamaz drivers, were comparing notes…

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The teams had different ways of preparing their minds and bodies for the coming day.

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We spotted the Kerax of Belgian Roland Hoebeke parked alone near the main tents. We didn’t learn until later that he had entered the race as a solo driver in the classic (raid) category.

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Noel Essers getting ready to head out.

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One of the sweeper trucks was parked at the bivouac.

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As the trucks headed to the starting line, the service teams didn’t hang around to watch the action. They packed up and immediately set off for the long drive to the next bivouac.

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The competitors waited in line to start according to the previous day’s ranking.

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The Kamaz was the first to start,

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As the last of the competitors started the course, the Tatra sweeper truck pulled out, ready to follow the racers through the desert to the next bivouac at Oued Draa.

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Read the next installment or go back to Part 1 and the post index.

4 Responses to Morocco: On The Trail Of The Rally — Part 4 Africa Eco Race Tagounite, Trucks

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