CHALLENGE RALLY HITS THE ROAD IN JÁVEA
spring edition of the Maroc Challenge Rally is making its final preparations before
the upcoming start-off. On Saturday 31 March, the majority of the 53 teams who
have entered in this low-cost rally will hit the accelerator of their cars in
Javea, from where they will travel in motorcade to Almeria. From there, the
cars will get on board the ferry to Morocco, where the rally starts, with the
finish line at the beach of Essaoira.
that, the motor racing fans who come to Javea will be able to get an up-close
look at these specially adapted vehicles prepared to travel through 2,000 km of
dirt and gravel off-road tracks and back roads of Morocco.
to the organizer of this rally, Rui Cabaço, the public is welcome to visit the enclosure area in the central parking of the
Arenal beach from 11 am on Saturday 31st March, where the vehicles will concentrate and go through the technical
verifications. Fans can take part in the pre-race atmosphere and witness the
final preparations of the pilots up close.
encourages everyone to visit this area, where there will be rare and special
cars on view. Not surprisingly, one of the conditions to participate in this
rally is to use low cost vehicles registered before 1995, so the racers will
compete with old tuned-up SUVs or compact cars.
The 53 teams entered represent countries such as Italy, Austria,
Holland, Portugal or France, as well as arrivals from all points of the Spain. The only representatives from Javea are the British owners of The
One of the
biggest aims of the organization is to provide the best communication possible,
allowing family, friends and supporters of the participants to follow the daily
stages on their website through videos, photos and interviews. And the other
important pillar of the raid is humanitarian, as the participants will bring
basic needs materials to the desert villages they pass through. On this
occasion, the Alicante-based children’s shoe company, Garvalín, has joined
forces with the organisation and will be sponsoring the transport of the
humanitarian aide material, as well as donating 300 pairs of shoes for Moroccan
Challenge Rally is specifically aimed at amateurs with limited resources and no
backing from sponsors, but who want to live a great adventure and experience
the same sensations of rallies such as the Dakar or the Panafrica. Likewise,
the project has the backing of the departments of Tourism and Sports, because
as well as being a sporting event, the Maroc Challenge is expected to have a
promotional impact on Javea. In fact, despite being a relatively new
competition, it has received considerable coverage from specialized media.
Source: Press Release - Xàbia Ajuntament