MOROCCO DESERT CHALLENGE | 14-22 April 2018 | Extreme Rally-Raid

Vehicles

Although one vehicle is better suited for the rally than another, the Morocco Desert Challenge is open to all types of vehicles: 4×4’s, buggies, motorbikes, quads, SSV’s and trucks.

The Morocco Desert Challenge is not an official FIA/FIM rally. This means we are more flexible when it comes to allowing “special” vehicles. However, some important safety measures should be taken into consideration. In this section we tell you which minimum requirements exist per vehicle-category.

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1.1. General:

All types of off-road motorbikes are allowed, but try to avoid bikes of more than 160 kg. All types of quads are allowed: 4×2 race quads, 4×4 quads, ATV’s

1.2. Safety:

  • For all motorbike & quad riders (in all categories): it is compulsory to wear protective clothing at all times during the rally and during the “liaisons”. Minimum requirements: a protective harness,motorcross boots, gloves, motorcross outfit, helmet, goggles, neck brace.
  • For those participating in the “rally”, a personal race-insurance is compulsory (can be purchased via the organisation).
  • Other material, to carry on the bike/quad at all times:
  • Minimum 3 liters of drinking water
  • Satellite tracker (can be hired via the organisation)
  • GPS UNIK 2 & Sentinel (only  in the Rally-PRO category)
  • roadbook roller
  • basic tool kit for small repairs (a multitool, duct tape, etc.)
  • a basic medical kit (plasters, pain killers, etc.)
  • 1 fire flare
  • compass & torch with stroboscopic funtion

1.3. Fuel autonomy:

  • Motorbikes & quads need to have a fuel autonomy of minimum 220 liters (+10%). Normally speaking the distance between fuel provisioning points (check points) is around 200-220 km, but one needs to consider extra kilomters as a result of navigation mistakes or extra fuel consumption in for instance the dunes.

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2.1. General:

All types of buggies (4×2, 4×4) and SSV’s are allowed

2.2. Safety:

  • For buggy & SSV pilots, wearing a helmet is compulsory at all times.
  • Wearing a race-outfit and gloves is obligatory.
  • For those participating in the “Rally”, a race insurance is obligatory (can be purchased via the organisation).
  • Other material, to carry aboard the buggy/SSV at all times:
  • Minimum 3 liters of drinking water per person
  • a satellite tracker (both can be hired via the organisation)
  • basic tool kit for small repairs (incl. a multitool, duct tape, etc.)
  • a basic medical kit (plasters, pain killers, etc.)
  • 3 fire flares & 1 smoke bomb (can be ordered via the organisation)
  • compass & torch with stroboscopic funtion
  • a jack & 2 spare wheels
  • towing rope,
  • fire extinguisher
  • knife (within reach of the pilot & copilot to cut the safety belts if necessary).

2.3. Fuel autonomy:

  • SSV’s need to have a fuel autonomy of minimum 220 liters + 10%. Normally speaking the distance between fuel provisioning points (check points) is around 200 km, but one needs to consider extra kilomters as a result of navigation mistakes or extra fuel consumption in for instance the dunes.
  • It’s not always necessary to mount an expensive extra petrol tank. It is allowed to use extra recipients (jerry cans), to secure it in your vehicle and to empty it in your main tank as soon as you can.
  • For buggies there’s no fuel provisonning on the checkpoints. They need a fuel autonomy of 500 km

SSV

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3.1. General:

All cars (prototypes, standard) and trucks are allowed to register, on the condition that all axls are powered (4×4, 6×6, 8×8). 

3.2. Safety:

  • Rally PRO: In this categories, the following things are obligatory: wearing a helmet, wearing a protective racing suit; the vehicle needs to be equipped with the following items: a roll cage, racing seats, 4-point safety belts. All pilots & co-pilots should have a personal race insurance (can be bought via the organisation).
  • RAID: no obligations, standard cars are allowed
  • Other equipment, obligatory to have aboard the car/truck at all times (and for all categories):
  • Minimum 3 liters of drinking water per person
  • RAID: a satellite phone & SPOT satellite tracker (both can be rented via the organisation)
  • RALLY: GPS UNIK & Sentinel (only in the Rally-PRO category) & tracking system
  • tool kit for small repairs (incl. a multitool, duct tape, etc.)
  • a basic medical kit (plasters, pain killers, etc.)
  • 3 fire flares & 1 smoke bomb (can be ordered via the organisation)
  • compass & torch with stroboscopic funtion
  • a jack & 2 spare wheels
  • towing rope & kinetic rope
  • fire extinguisher & safety triangle
  • 1 or 2 shovels
  • minimum 2 sand ladders
  • knife (within reach of the pilot & copilot to cut the safety belts if necessary).

3.3. Fuel autonomy:

  • Cars and Trucks need to have a fuel autonomy of minimum 500 km (cars) and 700 km(trucks) because they cannot use the fuel provisioning during the stages (on the checkpoints).
  • It’s not always necessary to mount an expensive extra petrol tank. It is allowed to use extra recipients (jerry cans), to secure it in your vehicle and to empty it in your main tank as soon as you can.

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