And they're off!
Mass start for all competitors on the first day of competition - a 100+ km loop through soft sand dunes...
The classes were grouped - Profi Cars first (at least that should sort of mark the off-piste route, although it will correspondingly chew it up for the bikes of course), then Moto Profi 20 minutes later, followed by the Amateur Moto and finally Amateur Cars...
The Profi bike line-up:
I'll be heading out onto the stage later to try and get some action shots... more from the start and my highlighted riders soon!