Comprehensive test of the Dakar, the Rally of Morocco


The Dakar is a test only. Its nuances, its length, and its
hardness makes it unique, but if there is another rally able to approach minimally
to the requirements of the raid more hard of the world that is the Rally of Morocco. By
this, the penultimate round of the Rally World Cup Cross-Country is filled with
once most of the world’s top riders and a pilot, as well as the marks more
strong who will compete in the next edition of the Dakar in January. Among all
them, Carlos Sainz will debut the Peugeot 3008 DKR and Nani Roma will play their
second test with the Toyota Hilux V8

The huge list of participants in the car category is led by Nasser Al-Attiyah, champion of the Rally World Cup Cross-Country, candidate for the Dakar and the great signing of Toyota Gazoo Racing. The qatari like Erik Van Loon or Ronan Chabot will compete with the Toyota Hilux V8 4×4, same vehicle will also be used Nani Roma. The Spanish rider faces his first great raid with the Hilux V8 after playing the Baja Aragon, so the goal is to find sensations. For his part, X-Raid to appear with Mikko Hirvonen, Yazeed Al-Rajhi and Orlando Terranova as great swords.

Peugeot Sport and Carlos Sainz will debut the Peugeot 3008 DKR in Morocco after completing a good number of kilometres of test in this same region. However, the presence of the buggies of the French firm has exploded with the sale of units in private. While Cyril Despres will compete with 2008 DKR16, los drivers Khalid Al-Qassimi and Harry Hunt what will you do with two of the three 2008 DKR sold PH Sport. Other formations that deposited great interest in the Rally of Morocco are MD Rallye Sport or South Racing, which aligns two Ford Ranger for Tomas Ourednicek and Hernan Garces. It will also be the team Acciona 100% EcoPowered with Ariel Jatón.


1.885 km, 1.371 timed, will be the
they will face the riders in cars, but also the pilot of SSV
including femininity Fine Román or vehicles of the category
‘Open’ among which are the Toyota Josep Roca and Enrique Casanova. Between
the trucks will be interesting to see the duel between the Iveco team
Dutch gerard De Rooy and the performance of Ales Loprais, accompanied once more by
the co-pilot Spanish Marco Alcayna. However, the other great attraction of the
Rally of Morocco is the category of bikes
, with big names among the

KTM goes with Toby Price, Matthias Walkner and Sam Sunderland, showing ‘big three’ in Morocco. The pilots of the austrian brand in addition to will be escorted by the riders of Husqvarna, Pablo Quintanilla and Pierre Alexandre Renet. Honda competes with Paulo Gonçalves, Ricky Brabec and Kevin Benavides to be Joan Barreda and Michael Metge in the China Grand Rally. Yamaha, for its part bet by Helder Rodrigues, Adrien Van Beveren and Alessandro Boturri, while Adrien Metge and Joan Pedrero are the riders of the Sherco, being the pilot Catalan and the only Spanish in the category of two wheels.