Raid de l'Amitie 2012

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  1. Stagehand

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    Didnt see a thread on this one yet...


    April 28 to May 8 in Morocco-


    Anybody from here sign up, yet? Neduro did this one last year, and came in 6th overall! :clap I cant seem to find a legitimate website, apart from the Facebook page.

    Here's a short video pilfered directly from a google search from last year's:

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    Honestly I've got a hankering to try this one. Seems like a good one to get feet wet. Not outrageously expensive for a real rallye.
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  3. Stagehand

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    Right thanks- i did find that one actually... kinda of spaced it till you mentioned :norton

    Good place to get used to French :D
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  4. arqui

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    i am in,:clap again
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  5. Stagehand

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    Cool!

    I was wondering, can you explain a little bit about the format? Its mostly a distance-keeping event?
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  6. Carlos M

    Carlos M www.motoxplorers.com

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    Hi,

    It's only distance-keeping. You are issued a collection of daily roadbooks. Everyday your odometer's mileage is checked at Control Depart at the beggining of the Special Stage and at the end of it at Control Arrivée. If you manage to do the exact distance of the roadbook for that day you get zero points, for every 100 meters more or less you get a penalty.

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    If your odometer has a known deviation you can declare how much of it at race start and that will be considered on your daily distances.

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    The idea is to navigate the roadbook exactly as it was conceived to be ridden. There are Checkpoints marked on the roadbook and there can be other "hidden" CP's, so you are not tempted to solve navigation errors by taking shortcuts in other legs.


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    Altough the event is not timed, there are some limitations on your timeschedule: there's a time interval for you to start your Special, you can decide when to start inside that time window. You must arrive to CP's until a certain time. If you don't you will have to proceed directly to the end of the stage and you'll get maximum penalty for that day. The same with riding after dark, if you didn't got to the end of the special before sunset you will get maximum penalty and must proceed to the bivouac or you are reigned in and bivouac where you are. This is basically to assure logistics and safety of everyone involved.

    The event is conceived as friendly as it can, but there's always some rivalry among participants and there is a sort of race between the fast guys to see who can make the day without navigation mistakes and in the fastest possible way :D

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    It's a great way to practice navigation on the environment of the serious, timed races, and it costs a fraction of any of those races. The tracks are as diversified as Morocco is, and as beautifull as they can get.

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    I've done it once some years ago and it was great fun. Arqui was there last year and can add some details, for sure. I'll call in Luis Lourenço to this thread, he's a big promoter of the event outside the french community and he is already on the lookout for the details of the 2012 edition.
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  7. Stagehand

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    Thanks for that, That sounds and looks really great. I am already in contact with Luis via facebook and our mutual friend C.Grimm.
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  8. Wild Man

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    :ear Interested in this event as well. Logistics from the US appear at first to be the largest hurdle.

    Sign me up for any updates or info for those of us stateside who'd like to participate. :deal


    See you at Sandblast Stagehand. :ricky
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  9. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Me too; probably not 2012 but perhaps 2013...

    There was a rumour going about possible rentals and support?
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  10. Stagehand

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    In agreement with you guys... I think maybe 2013 if there isnt a bike rental option. I also heard a rumor someone was looking into it. I said I would contact WHeels through Morocco or Redtread Morocco and see if they are interested in renting for such an endeavor,m but I havent done it yet.
    Chris has a mind to buy a DRZ over there and sell it at the end :D Talk about adding an adventure onto one already :lol3

    Wild Man! Looking forward to Sandblast, yes. JJ told me they sorted your 450 issues by keeping the ECU and replacing the rest of the bike? :lol3
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  11. Wild Man

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    :rofl Something like that.

    Actually I'm doing most of the "replacing the rest of the bike" with my ever so slow conversion to a Speedbrain 450RR. In the end there won't be much left but the ECU. Hopefully I'll finish it one of these days.

    See you in SC! (On a KTM)
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  12. LuisLourenco

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    Is, there's that possibility... Now heading to the YEP - Year End Party, I will return to the subject next year :D

    A great 2012 to you all :clap
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  13. LuisLourenco

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    I'll be there this year for the 6th time in a row (since 2007).

    Dates will be from 28 April to 8 May.

    Program:

    28 April - 14h at Marrakesh - Technical verifications
    29 April - Marrakech - Tinherir
    30 April - Tinherir - Merzouga
    1 May - Merzouga - Merzouga
    2 May - Merzouga - M'hamid
    3 May - M'hamid - Gue Jeff (bivouac)
    4 May - Gue Jeff -Icht
    5 May - Icht - Icht
    6 May - Icht - Plage Blanche (bivouac)
    7 May - Plage Blanche -Agadir
    8 May - 13 h at Agadir - Prize award lunch

    Will be great, as usual :clap
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  14. LuisLourenco

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    I have good news!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>

    It will be possible to arrange rental bikes here in Lisbon, fully prepared for the Rally. Will be provided / rented by a KTM dealer in Portugal.<o:p></o:p>

    The bikes will be KTM 450/530, with:<o:p></o:p>

    - 24 litres tank<o:p></o:p>
    - Roadbook f2r<o:p></o:p>
    - trip remote control for use with original Trip2 (ICO as option)<o:p></o:p>
    - Radiator fan<o:p></o:p>
    - Bib mousses and Bridgestone Gritty ED77/ED78 (Michelin Desert as option)<o:p></o:p>
    - Carter protection<o:p></o:p>

    Now I'm working on a plan to transport the bikes to and from the Raid and other logistics...

    Not possible yet to have a final price but I think will be a fair price comparing with we can find in the market...

    Who is interested ? (of course not yet a commitment...)
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  15. Pete_911

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    Great Great Great Work, Luís! As usual! :clap
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  17. LuisLourenco

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    Prices already available. Send pm :deal
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  18. Stagehand

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    http://translate.google.com/transla...aid-de-l-amitie-la-porte-du-rallye-64996.html

    I ran it through google transate:

    The 25 th edition of the Raid of Friendship was held in Morocco from April 28 to May 8, 2012. Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, this edition will bring competitors from Marrakech to Agadir and borrow the best Moroccan tracks. Technical and navigation will be waiting for you, just like the friendliness and cheerfulness ...

    26 years and the determination of a man were allowed to the Friendship Raid to become a reference in the closed world of Rally-Raid Africans. Each year, more and more pilots join AIO and enjoy this adventure to taste the joys and galleys of Moroccan tracks. The Raid is special to see all nine types of terrain and enjoy a seamless organization where security is synonymous with friendliness and respect. There is no "left behind" in AIO, competitors ride at their level and take advantage of the raid at their own pace.

    The alternative!
    With the predicted demise of some Rally Raid and geopolitical problems of the regions that host events normally, IOA creates the event and opens the raid to vehicles of categories T1, T2 but also to trucks Class T4. The Raid of Friendship is a great opportunity for drivers and teams to come and test the equipment and work their navigation. Back to basics and return values &#8203;&#8203;of the Rally Raid entant on a technical course of alternating steps long, and difficult to navigate to the old, all without the pressure of the clock, but with an obligation to be as regular as possible .

    Raid of Friendship: School Rally
    Today's youth are tomorrow's champions! It is in this passion for youth and sport that AIO support frames and especially 18 to 25 years with a very special formula that allows them to learn to navigate and drive in rally. It also gives them the opportunity to benefit from the experience and guidance of former champions who have gone at least once by the Raid of Friendship.

    Dates to remember known 25th Raid of Friendship 2012:
    From April 28 to May 8
    28/04: Home in Marrakech
    29/04: Step 1 - Marrakech - Tinerhir
    30/04: Step 2 - Tinerhir - Merzouga
    01/05: Step 3 - Merzouga - Mhamid
    02/05: Step 4 - Mhamid - Mhamid
    03/05: Step 5 - Mhamid - Jeff Ford
    04/05: Step 6 - Jeff Ford - Icht
    05/05: Step 7 - Icht - Tata
    06/05: Step 8 - Tata - White Beach
    07/05: Step 9 - White Beach - Agadir
    08/05: Awards in Agadir

    Sign up immediately:
    Formulas from 1 000 to 2 800 euros.
    For young people under 25, € 500 AIO refund on registration.

    Remember:
    Dates: April 28 to May 8, 2012
    Location: Marrakech to Agadir (9 steps)
    Contacts: AIO France 00 33 3 44 59 10 41 - www.aiofrance.com


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  19. LuisLourenco

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    Fair translation :)

    Special prices apply to whom is joining the Portuguese team, and we can provide rent-a-bikes ready to race.

    Anyone interested, send me a pm.:deal
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  20. arqui

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    ge:evilting ready to go
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