Morocco: On The Trail Of The Rally — Part 5 Africa Eco Race Tagounite Photo Highlights

This is the fifth part of the series about our trip to Morocco and the second post with photos we took at the start of Stage 3 of the Africa Eco Race just outside the bivouac near Tagounite. The other photo post is devoted to trucks.

The buggy of Jean Louis Schlesser who won the race with co-pilot Cyril Esquirol.

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This Porsche looks a lot like the Rothmans Porsche that Africa Eco Race organizer René Metge drove when he won the 1984 Paris-Dakar.

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Leaving

We said hello to Fabrice Della Barbera, who was racing his Polaris RZR. We first met him last March at the Tuareg Rallye.

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The Wildcat of Yuriy Sazonov and Arslan Sakhimov from Kazakhstan.

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Rumor has it that the Africe Eco Race organizers may be thinking about organizing a race in Kazakhstan.

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For those of you interested in 4×4 truck campers, this one is from the Republic Czech. They were in Morocco and came by to support their compatriots in the race.

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It wasn’t easy to get good photos or video of the start because it meant shooting into the glare of the rising sun. The press team had one thing we didn’t: a bag to protect the camera from the clouds of dust raised by the vehicles as they sped out into the desert.

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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 5 Africa Eco Race Tagounite Photo Highlights

  1. Pingback: Morocco: On The Trail Of The Rally — Part 1 « Erg Machine

  2. richfinck says:

    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing. This type racing was just used in a tweet by Valvoline oil. Nice photos. Great machines.

  3. Pingback: Morocco: On The Trail Of The Rally — Part 6: Around Zagora « Erg Machine

  4. Pingback: Morocco: On The Trail Of The Rally — Part 4 Africa Eco Race Tagounite, Trucks « Erg Machine

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