Brilliant outcome for the twelfth edition of the Maroc Challenge Spring Edition, which has been held between the 7th and 14th of April and saw 164 teams participating.
After a week touring some of the most remote and wonderful places in Morocco, the event ended beside the dunes in Erfoud with a victory in the TT2 Raid category for the Malalts team, who maintained a very good pace during the race despite penalizing in the first stage, and with team Raid Aventura winners of the Adventure TT2 category also showing great stamina.
The Maroc Challenge embarked at the port of Motril and landed in Morocco at Al-Hoceima, from where the participants went to Midelt, in the Middle Atlas, where the event started out on Sunday 9th. Survivors of the 164 teams that embarked on the adventure have had to cover six long and intense stages to reach the winning post after travelling almost two thousand kilometers of tracks.
The event finished this time by the dunes of Erfoud on Friday afternoon, where the always emotional prize ceremony took place. The final stage, in the morning, consisting in ‘touching’ waypoints within a radius of 50 meters, caused some unexpected changes in the classification, and put a finishing touch on a very competitive edition in which 164 participants started out , the Maroc Challenge’s
The decisive stage, as expected, was the fifth, a loop with departure and arrival in Erfoud, in which Raid category participants had to cover 453 kilometers and Adventure category 350. The Malalts Team was the only team to cover the itinerary without penalizing, while their closest rivals had problems. Bensus II lost the lead and fell to third position, while the 4 × 4 Timbuktu team ended just 5 points from victory.
The Spring Edition passed by Er-Rachidia, Zagora, Dadès, Tinerhir, Merzouga and Erfoud, the latter a place that has once again played a major role. This edition has been characterized by a tough and very demanding course, which has tested both the strength and reliability of the participants and their vehicles.
1º 101 – Malalts Team Bocùdefrits
2º 512 – Tombuctú 4×4
3º 490 – Bensus Competición II
1º 522 – Pistachio Team
2º 453 – Burning Gas
3º 468 – Estrelita Garage
1º 545 – Go!! Emirates Rally Team I
1º 567 – Italo Dancing
1º 559 – Raid Aventura Maestrat
2º 521 – Pegaso Aventura Team
3º 945 – Locura Film II
1º 652 – Martin Racing
2º 90 – Pepicant
3º 71 – Tronquet
1º 467 – Rat Style
2º 479– Soloquattro
3º 549 – Go!! Emirates Rally Team V
1º 543 – La Cabra Team
2º 464– Pandaaroca
3º 439 – Panda Team
1º 553 – Bal de Chistau Racing Team
2º 403– Team Kmo Kenza
3º 473 – Lordesert 4×2
1º 999 – Pekecars Team
2º510 – Tarifa Team
3º 506 – Sopedra Temas E Palavras
1º 558 – Tem Tallers Vilanova 4×4 Asistencia
2º 494 – Coco Loco 4×4
3º 487 – De Los Rios Team