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Old 05-03-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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2013 Merzouga Rally, Morocco

Hi,

I'm planning to race this event in October. Anyone else want to go? Currently thinking about hiring a bike, unless enough US folks want to go to make shipping feasible.

Dates: October 20-26, 2013

http://www.merzougarally.com/

https://www.facebook.com/merzouga.rally?fref=ts

Check out last year's ADV thread, too. Well attended last year.

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Old 05-03-2013, 10:36 AM   #2
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:09 PM   #3
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I was wondering about this one.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:51 AM   #4
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I'm starting to work on logistics for this. If you are interested in coming along, drop me an email.

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Old 05-12-2013, 07:59 AM   #5
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I'm starting to work on logistics for this. If you are interested in coming along, drop me an email.

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Hi Dave,

Thanks for the links ... now know Merzouga is a small village near Erg Chebbi, and that rallyeman had a KLR fall apart under him at an fim event and now races an electric rally bike ... pretty cool!

I have a sister & brother-in-law and nephews and a nice in Marrakesh, which looks to be due west of Merzouga ... so I'll be interested in hearing about your logistics, and of course following along as a fan of yours in your role as racer and long-time ADV Rider guy ... ha.

What is the $1400 Euro Raid/Ride entry fee for?

Guess you got some practice riding in sand in AZ recently ... looks like it will stand you in good stead for Erg Chebbi ...?

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Old 06-16-2013, 08:49 AM   #6
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I've lined up rental bikes and support. RenoMoto and I are racing. Sid is joining us from the UK.

Who else?

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Old 10-17-2013, 10:59 AM   #7
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entry list available here
http://www.merzougarally.com/wp-cont...TRY-LIST2.xlsx

NR NAME LAST NAME NAT. BRAND TEAM
1 JORDI VILADOMS ESP GAS GAS GAS GAS
2 FRANS VERHOEVEN NED YAMAHA YAMAHA MOTOR
3 HENK KNUIMAN NED KTM TEAM HENK KNUIMAN
4 PEDRO BIANCHI PRATA PT HUSQVARNA BIANCHI PRATA
5 NICOLAS CARDONA VEN YAMAHA PEDREGA TEAM
6 OLIVIER PAIN FRA YAMAHA YAMAHA MOTOR
7 HELDER RODRIGUES PT HONDA HONDA HRC RALLY
8 PAULO GONCALVES PT HONDA HONDA HRC SPEEDBRAIN
9 SAM SUNDERLAND GB HONDA HONDA HRC RALLY
10 GERARD FARRES ESP GAS GAS GASGAS
11 DANI OLIVERAS ESP GAS GAS GASGAS
12 JOAN PEDRERO ESP BETA BETA MACHETTI
14 MARCO GANDINI ITA KTM AMX
15 FRANCOIS CHARLIAT FRA GAS GAS GAS GAS MAROC
16 ARNAUD DEBRON FRA GAS GAS GAS GAS MAROC
18 THIERRY DIEULEVEUT FRA GAS GAS GAS GAS MAROC
19 MARC GUASCH ESP GAS GAS GAS GAS
20 ANTONIO GIMENO ESP HUSABERG ENDUROPRO
21 CESARE ZACCHETTI ITA KTM AFRICA DREAM
22 ANGELO PEDEMONTE ITA HONDA AFRICA DREAM
23 GUSTAVO QUERALES VEN YAMAHA PEDREGA TEAM
24 ARNOLD BRUCY FRA KTM RANDO RAID MAROC
25 MATTEO RIZZI ITA YAMAHA
26 CHRIS BARWICK UK KTM DESERT ROSE
27 ANDREA FESANI ITA BETA AFRICA DREAM
28 STEFANO PELLONI ITA HONDA
29 NICHOLAS CRAIGIE IE CCM YOUNG AND OLD IRELAND
30 GORDON CLARKE IE TM RALLY YOUNG AND OLD IRELAND
31 DAVID BATALLA ESP GAS GAS
32 MARCOS PEDROLA ESP GAS GAS
33 PATSY QUICK UK KTM DESERT ROSE
34 ROSA ROMERO ESP KTM NANI RACING
35 EMANUELE MUSAZZI ITA KTM AFRICA DREAM
36 FRANCESCO TARRICONE ITA BETA ABC RALLY ACTION TEAM
37 MAX GRASSI ITA YAMAHA
38 RAFAEL ERNESTO ERASO ANGLADE VEN YAMAHA PEDREGA TEAM
39 ALEXANDRE AZINHAIS PT HUSQVARNA BIANCHI PRATA
40 FABRIZIO FASOLINI ITA HUSQVARNA BIANCHI PRATA
41 ALEX BOUSQUETS ESP HUSQVARNA TEAM BUSQUETS
42 FABRIZIO BERRINI ITA KTM
43 RAMON BRUCART ESP YAMAHA TRACK LEVER RACING
44 LUIS CALDERAY ESP PEDREGA TEAM
45 PAUL CARLYLE GB KTM DESERT ROSE
46 DAMIEN UDRY CH HONDA TEAM MONNIER
47 IGNACIO CHIVITE ESP YAMAHA XADO MOTO TEAM
48 PATRICK MARTO FRA
49 TXOMIN ARANA ESP YAMAHA GOR SPORT
50 VICTOR OLIVEIRA PT BIANCHI PRATA
51 LUCIANO DI BATISTA VEN HM TEAM MASSONI SPORT
52 LYNDON POSKITT GB LYNDON POSKITT RACING
53 KURT BURROUGHS GB KTM LYNDON POSKITT RACING
54 COVADONGA FERNANDEZ ESP PEDREGA TEAM
55 RICHARD DORS GB KTM DESERT ROSE/MOLSON
56 KEVIN GURR GB KTM DESERT ROSE
57 OLIVER LLOYD GB Speedbrain OWL RACING
58 EDUARDO MARCOS ECHANIZ ESP PEDREGA TEAM
59 FABIO MAURI ITA YAMAHA
60 ALBERTO MAURI ITA KTM FAST TEAM
61 THOMAS DE BOIS NED KTM TEAM HENK KNUIMAN
62 HUMPHREY SENN VAN BASSEL NED KTM TEAM HENK KNUIMAN
63 PAOLO MICHELOTTI RSM KTM
64 ANDREW NEWLAND GB KTM DESERT ROSE
65 DIEGO ORTEGA GIL ESP YAMAHA DELFI SPORT
66 PHILIP PAGE GB YAMAHA PP + C RACING
67 GIORGIO PAPA ITA HONDA
68 LUCIANO PEGORARO ITA BETA BETA MACHETTI
69 RAFAEL VILLANUEVA ESP KTM DIET FOOD
70 ROBIN POWELL GB KTM DESERT ROSE/MOLSON
71 MIKE SHEPHERD NZ KTM
72 MATTHEW SMITH GB DESERT ROSE/MOLSON
73 ANDREA VALSECCHI ITA HONDA ASD FAST TEAM
74 JONATHAN WILSON GB KTM DESERT ROSE/MOLSON
75 NORBERT DUBOIS FRA KTM
76 ANDREA MANCINI ITA BETA BETA MACHETTI
77 CLAUDIO CORRADINI ITA KTM
78 MARC MOLINEAUX GB KTM
79 ROBERT HUGHES GB HUSQVARNA
80 MARCO TABANELLI ITA KTM AFRICA DREAM
81 ENRIC MARTI FLIX ESP GAS GAS GAS GAS
82 ALESSANDRO BOTTURI ITA SPEEDBRAIN AFRICA DREAM

so it will be a sort of no-stop for many riders still busy at Oylibia Rally


nice to see Chivite (on a "proper" bike this time?), Andrea Mancini (the fastest Rallyman in the Italian Championship... after Botturi this year), and many old and new names (Charliat, Jean Brucy's brother, Patsy, Lyndon, the GasGas Team etc)
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:44 AM   #8
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Next f5estival...

And with the Maroc Rally done and dusted... let our f5ocus now fall on the Merzouga Rally... lot's of top riders and teams on this one as well!
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:59 AM   #9
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Lots of Brits...no Americans sadly...
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:39 AM   #10
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Go Kiwi!

Mike Shepherd is entered. The second Kiwi ever to enter and complete the Dakar a few years ago. Someone that's there pat that man on the back for me
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:49 AM   #11
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I'm sporting my Lyndon Poskitt Racing shirt today!

Sid, myself, and RenoMoto were planning on this event. But work seems to have gotten in the way. Sid and myself have registered for the Tuareg again instead.

Go Pyndon!
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:59 AM   #12
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Lots of Brits...no Americans sadly...
At least Sam will have some fellow Brits to chat with in the Bivouac, as long as he he is not on Ola and Ciao
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:42 PM   #13
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Hope there is some room down the front for this one. Got my fold up chair, esky and a hat.

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Old 10-19-2013, 07:12 PM   #14
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From the Honda web site -

Next race
The next race for the TEAM HRC will be the Merzouga Rally. Starts next October 21th from Erfoud and finishes October 26th. There are two of our riders entered: Hélder Rodrigues and Sam Sunderland.

So it looks like Goncalves is not running and may be savouring his double victory
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