A new organiser, a new concept, a different approach, the Rallye du Maroc moves into a new era!
ODC, is the new organiser of the Rallye du Maroc

After competing in numerous rally raids, both on bikes and in cars, as well as 10 years as Sporting Director of Dakar, David Castera has taken on the role of Director of the Rallye du Maroc. The rally will remain a round of the FIM world championship and the FIA world cup.
A new organisation, new DNA

A new organisation, new DNA
David Castera has gathered together a 100% new, experienced and international team with the goal of offering participants the very best of what rally-raid has to offer!
The rally’s new DNA can be summed up in one sentence: traditional rally raid values combined with current technology and safety standards.

A philosophy that you can discover on our website: www.rallyemaroc.com where you can find all the information you need.

Their guiding principle in remodelling the event: participants’ enjoyment in every stage, great tracks to race over, enjoyable navigation, beautiful scenery and the pleasure of sharing your adventure in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere… All the elements that allowed the discipline to acquire its legendary status.
Different tracks for different categories

Different tracks for different categories
The Rallye du Maroc will be the first rally raid in the world to offer 5 days of racing without cars and bikes ever being mixed together.
David Castera: 

“I started out as a motorcycle racer and more recently I’ve been co-driver in a car and understand the problems created by their co-existence. I want to offer everybody the freedom to race without the stress of sharing the track with other categories."

In parallel with the two different routes, the organisers have retained the principle of running loops, while developing the Enduro Cup and SSV classes, notably with the option of using electronic road books for first-time participants.
Trail Desert Challenge

Trail Desert Challenge

When rallies and raids first started in Africa the motorcycle of choice was the same: the trailbike. Since then trailbikes and competition rally-raid machines have continued along parallel tracks. The Trail Desert Challenge will bring them together again.
A standalone event dedicated to trail and adventure bikes, Trail Desert Challenge participants will share the rally’s highlights, such as the same start and finish towns and the marathon bivouac, alongside the rally competitors in the motorcycle category. The Trail Desert Challenge will also benefit from the Rallye du Maroc’s logistical and safety cover. There will be no stopwatch on the Trail Desert Challenge but rather, as the name suggests, a series of challenges based on navigation and bike control.
The spirit of trail and adventure bikes has been reborn… back where it all began.

A date for your diaries:  the 3rd to the 9th of October, 2018! Further details to follow very shortly.

Source ODC Official press release