Africa Eco Race 2019

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  1. Åmme

    Åmme Been here awhile

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    The desert bug infection is still in the blood and no cure seams to be available. Thought that I would be done with the large scale rally racing after Dakar in 2015 and AER 2017 but the brain say something different.

    The question was Dakar or AER ? With all the issues related to Dakar for 2019 the selection was actually quite easy and the logistics are easier for AER.

    Will participate in AER 2019 again in Moto Malle and I will fight about the trophy together with Henrik Rahm who finally also decided to complete AER in Moto Malle after using service crew for last 2 years.

    Any other inmates joining for 2019?
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  2. webnetxpress

    webnetxpress Been here awhile

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    Fantastic!
    No I won't be in AER but I will be at the pink lake to see your arrival.
    I will be competing in the IR 2019 with our finish at the pink lake 2 weeks after yours!

    What are you riding?
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  3. Åmme

    Åmme Been here awhile

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    Husaberg 570 Rally
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  4. Gian

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    A few Italians this time, including Franco Picco and Alessandro Botturi on bike and Paolo Ceci on SSV, I'll post some photos as soon as I find them ;)
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  5. leexc

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    Paolo Ceci was at the Sahari rally in his polaris SSV, looked like he had a few problems but got it fixed. I think he will go well in this rally from what I saw.

    Gian is there an entry list out yet?

    Thinking of getting a last minute entry but wanted to wait and see how my injuries from the Sahari heal first.

    Do the +700 twin cylinder class always take the same route as the other bikes?
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  6. Gian

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    Usually Africa Race entries are given just a few days before the start or even that same day! So apart some Italian guys I know, have no idea about other countries entries, maybe someone at Desert Rose in the UK? Anyway on the website they write the inscriptions ended on the 15th of November, so... If you should be able to recover and want to try, and no UK Team available... please contact me and we can see at Italian Team Energia & Sorrisi. I also think Ruoso should be there with the Africa Twin Rally, that is another option...

    Ceci will enter with his own Team I believe, he had a loto to work with his Africa Twin to escape the Mauritanian sands last year, so think about it before register, even if I believe there could be a chance to jump one/two stages following the assistance roads, not 100% sure anyway!
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  7. Åmme

    Åmme Been here awhile

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    Some hectic week in back in Sweden preparing the bike
    Yes we all wait for the start list, the only thing we know is that it's a record in Moto participants, looks to be a high number of Italians and what I know 2 Swedes. Entry is closed since 15th of November.
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  8. Gian

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    These are the Swm of Energia & Sorrisi Team, almost ready I'd say... tower and fairing from MTS Specialthings

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  9. Gian

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  10. Åmme

    Åmme Been here awhile

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    Bike almost ready

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  11. GezwindeSpoed

    GezwindeSpoed Been here awhile

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    A good old Husaberg :)
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  12. webnetxpress

    webnetxpress Been here awhile

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    Brilliant! Just a few weeks away!
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  13. barrier

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    AFRICA ECO RACE 2019 : NEWS #5

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    AFRICA ECO RACE 2019
    A HUNDRED COMPETITORS DEPARTING FROM MONACO

    Over a hundred vehicles will be joining the AFRICA ECO RACE in Monaco, awaiting the launch of the 11th edition on the 30th of December, which will be given by Adriana, the event’s ambassadress. The Moto, Auto and Truck participants, passionate about Africa, will follow Thierry SABINE step to join the famous Rose Lac after driving across Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal for over 6000kms.

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    RISE OF THE MOTO CATEGORY
    With a record of participation this year, there will be some serious competition in the moto category of the AFRICA ECO RACE. Among the entertainers of the race, Pal Anders ULLEVALSETER, will be one of the favorites. But the Norwegian will be confronted to the tenacious South-American Francisco ARREDONDO and Italian pilot, Alessandro BOTTURI, who both have the objective of stepping on the center of the podium. A large Italian delegation, including rally legend Franco PICCO, will also be participating. This 11th Edition will also see the comeback of some African land regulars, pillars of the Rally Raid racing, determined to relive the African experience.

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    LEGENDS OF THE AUTO CATEGORY
    In the auto category, Kenjiro SHINOZUKA, Land of the Rising Sun rally raid champion, will end his impressive career with the AFRICA ECO RACE. The Japanese will meet up with his old friend Jean-Pierre STRUGO. For it’s second participation, the French is clearly part of the favorites of this edition, same as Dominique HOUSIEAUX, experienced pilot dreaming of lifting the bronze trophy on Sunday 13th of January 2019 at the Rose Lac. Onboard their Optimus, both will be facing some challenging competitors used to the race such as Yves FROMONT and Patrick MARIN driving their powerful Tarek buggies. Spectators can also count on the team of “Fearless Drivers” composed of Jean-Nöel JULIEN, David GERARD, Philippe GOSSELIN and Dominique LAURE. All as ruthless on track than kind in life, as they will be donating to a Sister’s congregation in Senegal at their arrival at the Rose Lac.

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    The SSV category, expanding every year, will count a dozen vehicles with increased performance. Some competitors, such as Philippe PINCHEDEZ, French Endurance Champion, will be a serious challenger to Jean-Hugues MONEYRON who will be defending his title.

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    SUSPENSE IN THE TRUCK CATEGORY
    This year, the truck category will be homogenous and open to all outcomes. Up to ten participants in which we will find Tomas TOMECEK, a regular of the AFRICA ECO RACEand big favorite of the category. The triple champion, who will have the advantage of knowing the land well and being able to anticipate most difficulties, will once again be navigating alone without co-pilot.

    We will also be able to follow some regular AFRICA ECO RACE competitors such as the veteran Noël ESSERS or Elisabeth JACINTO, Portuguese motorsport star, who intend to make people forget here early abandon on the 10th Edition.

    One of the few women participating in this adventure, which also includes Julie VANNEKEN who will be departing for the 3rd time in a row on here Moto, but also Rabha JULIEN, co-pilot to her husband and Catherine DEROUSSEAUX who will have the honor to navigate “SHINO”

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    AN ECO-RESPONSIBLE RALLY
    For the second year in a row, the AFRICA ECO RACE and the AMADE Mondiale, a Monegasque association acting in favor of the children’s protection, are partnering up with up to provide the Senegalese and Mauritanian rural schools with portable solar lamps and chargeable docks during the rally. These lamps will enable children to use light on their way back from school in the evening and study in the best conditions possible.

    Our environmental action would be to replace petrol lamps, one of the main causes of mortality in Africa, with the solar lamps. To do so, we propose to our participants to buy solar lamps. A way for them to compensate with the carbon print their vehicles leaves all year round. 6 lamps = 1200/CO2 = emission of a 4x4 for 15 days.

    The ambitious objective is also to deliver with our trucks, a maximum of lamps on top of the thousand we brought on the 2018 Edition.

    In parallel, we will be continuing the usual campaign on tree planting in Mauritania, created in Nouakchott on the second edition of the AFRICA ECO RACE.

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    ADRIANA, AMBASSADRESS OF THE 11th EDITION
    As in 2017, Adriana, co-host of the French TV Show “Les pouvoirs extraordinaires du corps humain” will be present aside Jean-Louis SCHLESSER to mark the start of the race on December 30th in Monaco:

    “I look forward to being part again of the AFRICA ECO RACE by being present at the technical and administrative checks in Menton, as well as the big start in Monaco. Two years ago, I met the Africa Eco Race team, a large family, with a common passion for African adventure, in which you find a simple and convivial atmosphere. This experience through Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal is one filled with courage, performance, solidarity and respect for the lands and populations of this beautiful African continent. This is what motivates me to come and support the competitors on the starting line.”

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    CONTACT
    AFRICA ECO RACE
    Mail : concurrents@africarace.com
    Further information at www.theracetodakar.com
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  14. Gian

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    The very special LC8 of Paolo Caprioni for the next AER

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  15. leexc

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    I am trying to find a helmet for the africa eco race (Bike) Says FIM spec in the regs, is the E9 label on the strap the fim certification?
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  16. Åmme

    Åmme Been here awhile

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    Don't worry to much all modern helmets should be fine unless you have some very odd brand, keep in mind to select a light weight helmet it's some long days.
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  17. webnetxpress

    webnetxpress Been here awhile

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    Does the AER publish their list of competitors somewhere? I'd like to see the Moto category...
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  18. schattat

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    Did you pack a spare battery? I can't bail you out this time (also remember that day you ran out of fuel)!

    Yes, E9 is good! There are a few standards that are valid; European (E#), American (SNELL), Japan (JIS). Australian standards aren't recognised for some reason. We have this issue regularly in Abu Dhabi every year at the Desert Challenge.

    Soon, usually just before Christmas.
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  19. barrier

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    AFRICA ECO RACE 2019 : NEWS #6

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    AFRICA ECO RACE 2019
    HOW TO FOLLOW THE RALLY ?

    On Sunday 30th of December, the 11th Edition of the AFRICA ECO RACE wil depart from the Principality of Monaco, towards Dakar, for 15 days of extreme adventure and challenges on the steps of Thierry Sabine. For the event, a complete tracking mechanism has been put in place to follow the rally from start to finish. Should it be the Live, the photobank free of copyrights, the daily news access or the press releases, all will be set to follow, in the best possible conditions, the largest african rally departing from Europe !

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    IMAGES AND VIDEOS FREE OF COPYRIGHT
    From 1st of January onwards, photos free of rights as well as a daily news access summarising the action of the day, will be available for download everyday from 9.30PMon the bellow FTP server:

    FTP Link : http://www.widishare.com/aer2019

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    TV BROADCAST
    Everyday from 1st to 13th of January 2019, a short program of 3 minutes will be broadcasted on the following media:

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    "FACEBOOK LIVE" FROM THE BIVOUAC
    Every day from 1st of January, at 10.00PM, follow the Facebook Live taking place at each Bivouac of the AFRICA ECO RACE adventure. In the program: summary of the day, exclusive interviews, discover the daily life of competitors and the backstage footage.

    Follow also the offcicial start of the race in Monaco on the 30th of December from 8.45AM, the "rest day" in Dakhla on 6th of January and the podium arrival at the Lac Rose from 12.00AM onwards on the 13th fo January.

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    THE WEBSITE, AFRICARACE.COM
    The official AFRICA ECO RACE, available in French and English, will gather live information of the rally:

    - Check-point passage timing
    - Live tracking
    - Live ranking (of the day and general)
    - Photo gallery
    - Daily press release
    - Videos

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    INSTAGRAM
    Follow the adventures of our participants and volunteers on the official Instagram page of the AFRICA ECO RACE 2019. From the technical checks in Menton, to the arrival in Dakar, live day by day, as if you were there, this incredible adventure.

    Official Page of the Rally : @africaecorace
    Official HASHTAG of the rally : #AER2019

    We thank you in advance for sharing your experience of this journey and taguing us on your posts relating to the rally.

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  20. Gian

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    In the last few days there were some Africa Race events for the Italian participants, in Vicenza and Verona.
    Please enjoy some photos ;)

    The Swm 500 of Energia e Sorrisi Rally Team

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    Beta Boano of Valdimiro Brezzi

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    Alessandro Botturi

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    the inoxidable Franco Picco, once again on a bike :shock:

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    Maurizio Cecconi already participated at a couple of Dakar in the '80s

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    and Luciano Pegoraro too

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    Honda ex-factory of Simone Agazzi

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    Scandola, Polaris SSV
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    two other Dakar heroes, De Lorenzo twins, with a Bmw...?

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    well not exactly!
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    Paolo Ceci and wife, Polaris SSV

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    there were some nice oldies too,

    Bruno Birbes BMWs
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    and two Gilera and Kawasaki KLE replicas
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    to finish, a little (well, not so little!) bit of Dakar history:
    from left: Giacomo Vismara, René Metge, Franco Picco, Ciro DePetri and Bruno Birbes!
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