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It is always a pleasure for the population of Menton to witness the arrival of all these vehicles: trucks, cars, buggies, motorbikes… It is also all about the human and convivial aspect of this race which races through the city of Menton.
You dream of dunes and beautiful landscapes, follow us to the Lac Rose ! Organizers of the Africa Eco Race, one of the biggest desert rally races in the world, have announced a change of course. Solidarity and unity, the AFRICA ECO RACE is a rally at the origin of our values and this must remains... A big congrats to Jean Louis and René for having the vision of keeping this race alive, a traditional race, from Europe to Dakar, and making it the success that it has become today ! SS: Mhamid / Assa: 497,44 km An experimental category within the race field allowed a Yamaha-based electric prototype motorcycle to compete in 2017, ridden by Arnaud Jacquart. Liaison: Teverit / St Louis: 284,54 km, Sunday 19 January 2020: Stage 12ST LOUIS / DAKAR: 291,97 kmAssistance : 291 km, Liaison: St Louis / Niokhob: 229,67 km Technical and administrative checks will be held in the French city of Menton on January 4.

SS: Assa / Sidi Laroussi: 385,38 km Ullesvalseter followed less than five minutes later, with a time of 48 hours, 51 minutes, and 29 seconds. After the technical and administrative checks in Menton on the 3rd and 4th of January 2020, the vehicles will be parked in the “Parc Fermé” located Quai Antoine 1er in Monaco. NEW PORT, NEW STAGE ON THE 7th OF JANUARY 2020. We encourage everybody to buy a maximum of solar lamps provided by AMADE and AFRICA ECO RACE. As long as Senegal and Mauritania keep their borders open, AER 2021 is poised to go ahead with the altered route. This will be located for the first time near the Berber city of Goulmima in the province of Errachidia. A dream for many who will be extending their new year’s celebrations!

I am looking forward to the next editions. More than a daily use, they will enable senegalese and mauritanian children to walk safely home after dark and will contribute to reducing the racing vehicules' carbon footprint. Arrival Bivouac, Wednesday 15 January 2020: Stage 8AIDZIDINE / TIDJIKJA: 450,83 kmAssistance : 389 km, Transfer: 3,05 km Whatever Happened To Lightning Motorcycles? Liaison: Wad Assag / Dakhla: 211,76 km, Monday 13 January 2020: Stage 6DAKHLA / CHAMI: 559,93 kmAssistance : 562 km, Liaison: Dakhla / Guerguerat / DSS: 383,36 km SS: Tarda / Mahmid: 329,47 km You dream of dunes and beautiful landscapes, follow us to the Lac Rose ! CLICK BELOW TO VIEW THE OFFICIAL ROUTE OF THE 2020 MONACO-DAKAR, A NIGHT START FROM MONACO ON THE 4th OF JANUARY 2020. SS: Smara / Wad Assag: 473,17 km A long first step to avoid the relatively low night temperatures in this season. The ferry is scheduled to arrive in Tanger early on the morning of January 7th. Meanwhile, Poskitt’s final time was nearly an hour off from first place, at 49 hours, 39 minutes, and 26 seconds. SS: Nimlane / Nimlane: 415,07 km More than a daily use, they will enable senegalese and mauritanian children to walk safely home after dark and will contribute to reducing the racing vehicules' carbon footprint. Instead of taking the traditional route from Europe to Morocco and Western Sahara, AER 2021 will now start in Senegal, cross into Mauritania, and route back to Dakar. Ahead lies over 4,000km of selective sections through Morocco and Mauritania before the finish at Lac Rose. Liaison: Assa / Oued Draa: 14,29 km, Friday 10 January 2020: Stage 4ASSA / SMARA: 404,52 kmAssistance : 486 km, Start Bivouac

Instead of taking the traditional route from Europe to Morocco and Western Sahara, AER 2021 will now start in Senegal, cross into Mauritania, and route back to Dakar. A child with light at home, is a child able to do his homework when night comes. Arrival Bivouac, Tuesday 14 January 2020: Stage 7CHAMI / AIDZIDINE: 477,95 kmAssistance : 646 km, Start Bivouac Organizers of the Africa Eco Race, one of the biggest desert rally races in the world, have announced a change of course. First for Luis Oliveira, The Bloodhound LSR Is Embarking on Its First Test Since the Project Was Saved. Rally raid events are fun, and it’s events like this one that keep pushing racing forward, instead of staying stuck in the past. What this means in terms of logistics and vehicle shipping for rally competitors remains unclear at this point, but the organizers seem determined to make the rally happen.

SS: Aidzidine / Tidjikja: 429,01 km The enthusiam and passion of the team as well as their constant research of bringing eco-responsable actions to their event, make the AFRICA ECO RACE one of the unmissable events of the Principality and we are proud to welcome them every year. In one word: an adventure !

Competitors will have two days to meet their rivals, liaise with the organising team led by Jean-Louis Schlesser and René Metge, familiarise themselves with the GPS/ERTF navigation equipment and attend the general briefing and meetings on board the vessel. They didn’t have an easy time, but you can’t win if you don’t start, right? Click here to view the exclusive video of the 2020 Monaco-Dakar route…, https://www.facebook.com/130566836969577/posts/3693099864049572/, on NEW ROUTE ANNOUNCED FOR 2020 AFRICA ECO RACE. Organizers of the Africa Eco Race, one of the biggest desert rally races in the world, have announced a change of course. This year, dream will become reality, and the caravan of the AFRICA ECO RACE will be passing through Tidjikdja, historic city on the Tagant plateau. But be reassured, many new tracks will be revealed. After Scrutineering in Menton on 3 and 4 January 2020, the vehicles will be placed in parc fermé, quai Antoine 1er in Monaco. SS: Niokhob / Lac Rose: 21,93 km SS: El Kouaz / Aoulegat: 499,46 km With this result, Botturi now equals Ullesvalseter in total number of wins for the Africa Eco Race series since its inception. In one word: an adventure ! The ferry, from the shipping company GRIMALDI will arrive in Tanger on the 7th of January 2020 in the early morning.

The 7th of January, as soon as driving off the boat, the serious stuff will begin for the competitors who will be racing near to 4.000km of special sector threw mind-blowing landscapes to finally join the “Lac Rose” on the 19th of January 2020. The ferry, from the shipping company GRIMALDI will arrive … For 2020, the Africa Eco Race spanned over 6,500 kilometers (almost 4,039 miles) of mostly sandy tracks and dunes between Monaco and Dakar.
The Africa Eco Race caravan will then board a new ferry from shipping company Grimaldi and embark upon the Mediterranean crossing to Africa on January 5th. To fully appreciate the experience, the rally will set the bivouac there and race its only loop stage of the rally. AFRICA ECO RACE : FROM MONACO TO DAKAR, IN RALLY’S PUREST TRADITION, Monaco start confirmed for 2020 Africa Eco Race, Sazonov wins first stage of Africa Eco Race, AFRICA ECO RACE 2019 A HUNDRED COMPETITORS DEPARTING FROM MONACO, Africa Eco Race 2018: Mathieu Serradori the fastest. Africa Eco Race 2020 announced route October 16, 2019 0 By autotimesnews The organizers of the Africa Eco Rally rally marathon presented the details of the route of the 12th edition of the race. This event created by Jean Louis SCHLESSER and René METGE is a precise cocktail where the pleasure of racing bonds with the beauty of the landscapes and the nice atmosphere between everyone on the bivouacs. Many of the great stage performances by former Dakar competitors took place in the towering dunes and punishing sandy terrain that surrounds the historic city on the Tagant plateau and the dream will become a reality in 2020 when the Africa Eco Race sets up camp close by for the only loop stage of the rally. For a few weeks now, the organization of the Africa Eco Race has been working on several scenarios in order to be able to go ahead with this 13th edition.

Some competitors within the event also take the “eco” part of the Africa Eco Race to heart and use things like solar panels, hybrid motorcycles, and hybrid trucks. Exciting innovations to a new route for the 2020 Africa Eco Race have been announced, with a night start planned in the Principality of Monaco on January 4th before the finish on the shores of Lac Rose in Senegal on January 19th. All rights Reserved. Like other types of competition, racing has to evolve—and this is one intriguing approach to doing just that. On the evening of January 4 competitors will departure under the stars of Monaco for the 12th edition of  We congratulate AFRICA ECO RACE for their support AMADE and enabling Mauritanian and Senegalese students to have access to solar lamps.