Stage 6 | Zagora - Merzouga

Getting close to Top 10!

 

THE RACE

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Nicolas: ”Pain in the hands….wonderful dunes.”

 

From the very beginning we were immersed in wonderful sets. But the problems with my hands have not disappeared. I can’t close my hands completely anymore and they get stuck in the race for the first fifty kilometers. It really doesn’t help.

To return to the race, many kilometers in wadis with very soft sand at the beginning. In this regard, you must imagine that managing a bike even in a straight line is a certain effort in the soft sand. The motorcycle wriggles with force. You have to find the position to lift the front.

Finally this is the second part that everyone was waiting for. Four cords of dunes to pass and this in conditions far from optimal. With the sun at the dunes peak it becomes very difficult to distinguish the reliefs. At this point, everyone was able to understand me. Imagine the feeling of no longer touching the ground with its wheels in total surprise. The worst thing is that you can’t even estimate the moment when you wish to land. Otherwise I am almost satisfied with my driving in the dunes.

The navigation part was not perfect but I could correct my mistakes quickly. Which gives at the end of the day a correct day.

The goals of stage 7 is: Perfect navigation in case of the roadbook and find the best feeling with his bike.

 
 
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Rally Guide 2019 - MOROCCO DESERT CHALLENGE

RallyGuide2019 - MOROCCO DESERT CHALLENGE

RallyGuide2019 - MOROCCO DESERT CHALLENGE

Another classic desert stage with a bit of everything, and the personal favourite of the organiser. The first half of the stage is completely new, with technical parts, a canyon and several passages in long sandy oueds. From the fuel point onwards, it really becomes epic, with chotts, plains, and a breathtaking, continuously changing scenery.

Those who love dunes will have another top day with no less than four Ergs to be crossed: a small one to get the taste, the orange dunes of Erg Ouzina, the white dunes of Erg Znaigi and the yellow dunes of Erg Chebbi to finish the day. Navigation, fast driving, technical driving and dune surfing: this stage really has it all!
— RallyGuide2019 - MOROCCO DESERT CHALLENGE
 

RANKING

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BIVOUAC

 
 

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