The Merzouga Rally has opened its gates with great expectation, whenever this test of the Dakar Series means in a certain way the return of the last ‘Dakar’ Africa. With high-dose of navigation, this quote has become a reference for a large number of pilots who did not choose to compete in the rest of the proof of the Dakar Series, developed in South america. In this aspect, 122 pilots have started a test in which bikes, quads and SSV, and become reacquainted with the essence of the Dakar african, something that has served to attract the attention of major teams and drivers.
In fact, six of the first ten classified of the Dakar 2016 are in test. In this aspect, Stefan Svitko as runner-up in the last Dakar is the pilot to follow more closely, although it lags behind the official drivers of HRC Rally. And is that Honda has opted for this rally and has done so with Ricky Brabec and with the young argentinian driver Kevin Benavides, that after to compete with Honda Motor Argentina makes the leap from South america to compete as an official driver of Team HRC. There is no lack of the official drivers of Yamaha, Adrien Van Beveren and Helder Rodrigues.
Gerard Farrés is the bet of the Spanish team Himoinsa Racing in this test, while Ruben Faria to appear as an official driver of Husqvarna Factory Racing in the Merzouga Rally. Finally it should be noted that the indian driver CS Santosh also take part of the test with a frame of Hero Motorsport. Be that as it may and after passing the stage prologue, the riders will have to face more than 1,000 kilometres against the clock in a distance of 1,500 kilometers. Betting on the navigation and the hardness, in the Merzouga Rally, there will be a marathon stage without assistance.