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Discussion in 'Racing' started by troy safari carpente, Dec 26, 2019.
2020 Africa ECO Race - route/schedule
(links to stages/live timing etc.)
In case you are trackingdakar.com fan and want to follow the Africa Race the same way, try this: http://africaecorace.rallytracking.nl/
OFFICIAL ADVRider.com - 2020 Africa ECO Race - coverage thread...
HERE is where the tradition dakar-ista's of the ADVRider RACING forum can congregate to follow this years Africa ECO race.
The Africa ECO race has evolved in recent years, into an event of renowned stature, that in many ways seeks to emulate and renew the traditions of the epic "Paris - Dakar" rallies of the past. It challenges the competors with a route set predominantly through the desert landscapes of Morocco and Mauritania to it's ultimate finish destination... Dakar, Senegal.
The ADVRider.com RACING FORUM ... has in recent years been one of the premier places upon the internet/social media, where rally enthusiasts can monitor and follow the progress of cross country rallying... this is the first time that the ADV rally fraternity has put together a dedicated thread to follow the Africa ECO Race (as it parallels the DAKAR time wise), but interest has increased to the point where we thought it necessary.
F5 Paraphrased: "Remember; ask not what the forum can do for you... consider what you can do for the forum..."
To many of our "old hands" at the f5 collective... who will no doubt follow along here; please contribute links etc. and enjoy the event together in the spirit intended...
In the meantime... continue on withthe pre-event vibe in the other threads (I will lift over the relevant links and posts etc. that I find, where possible - here), so we are all ready to go on January 4th.
Good luck to one and all for a safe, competitive and enthralling 2020 Africa ECO Race.
AER MEDIA & SOCIAL MEDIA links and pages:
Africa ECO Race - pre-event checks in Menton France:
I have a couple of Swedish riding friends who are competing on the 2020 AER this year; - Joakim "Rassle" Hultqvist, and Anders "Åmme" Berglund; who are both now on site in Menton France the past few days for the pre-event administrative checks...
Today (Saturday) at 10.00 am is time for final tech inspection and later in the evening is the ceremonial start in Monaco.
Sunday morning it is then departure for the ferry location in Italy, where everything will be loaded on a boat that will take us across the Mediterranean.
Early on Tuesday we arrive in Tangier in Morocco and then the rally really starts.
The race goes on for 13 days and 600 km through Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal!
So let's get this show on the road ADV inmates... the ADV Rider.com 2020 Africa Eco Race coverage thread is open...
Mike Johnson will be on the hunt for the podium.
And this evening, finally . . . maybe? . . . a Competitors List!
Full list of TV coverage from AER website here https://www.africarace.com/sites/default/files/2020-01/mediaTV2020_2.pdf
Good to see they are doing FB live broadcasts from a number of key points on the rally (beginning with the start podium this evening)
Wishing all the competitors a swift and safe race, let the madness begin
Lyndon Poskitt and Team Races 2 Places are ready to go
Wishing you all the very best guys !
Technical checks - nice collection of photos from AER FB page
There was a Italian pre-start event in Brescia a couple of weeks ago, only half of the Italian present, anyway you should (hopefully) see some photos here
In a meeting this morning, who schedules these things??
Video from start podium
Aannnddddd . . . we have a Competitors List!
75 Motos (only two ladies - #158 Julie Vanneken, FRA, (OOPS, thanks, @Gian) and #171 Mami Masuda, JPN)
Ok, help the dumb guy out. What a Raid-er?
Separate non competitive class of 4 wheeled vehicles.
Cool, thank you.
Well, at least there seemed to be a decent amount of people at the ECO start / presentation.
Working late last night, I stumbled on the same thing with the SA 'Dakar'.
Other than what looked to be Team Members / Riders/ Drivers and Support personnel, you could describe it as 'Three Men and a Dog'.
Seems no real local interest in yet another big sporting event that has been 'bought in', by SA.
With Lyndon and his Media Team's efforts - if they are anything like his previous Dakar videos ( and I'm sure they Will be, if not even better) , I'll be paying far more attention to the ECO race.
Before Lyndon, I think many of us could say...."ECO race? What's that?"
Not really, it's been around many years and always well covered here, and on Eurosport.