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The driver Elisabete Jacinto rose today to the 1st place in the truck category by having conquered, in the third stage of the Africa Eco Race 2019 held between Agdal and Assa, the second position among the T4 a result that allows her to ascend to 6th place of the general auto/truck table. The Bio-Ritmo® team spent 4h46m45s to complete the selective sector and finished in the 7th position of the joint classification the 400.71 timed kilometers that composed this day.

Elisabete Jacinto, José Marques and Marco Cochinho starred, in this stage, alongside the Czech Tom Tomas Tomecek and the Belgian Igor Bouwens, a fierce battle for the top spot in the T4 classification. However, it was the IVECO of the Belgian team that ended up winning the today’s special with a minimum advantage of 1m30s over the Portuguese trio. Having reached for the third consecutive time the second place in three stages already disputed, the Portuguese have maintained the consistency of the results showing the reliability of the project and of the MAN TGS of competition.

Completed on a hard and winding track, the course of this third stage was not enough to stop the Portuguese from successfully completing another step of this great African marathon: 

"Today was a good day. The track was fast, but rather hard because there were many areas with bumps and deep ditches where we had to slow down so we didn’t have any problems. However, we set a good pace and we were able to move fast. Without a doubt it was another good stage and so we are happy with the results achieved in this race", said Elisabete Jacinto.


The fourth stage of the Africa Race will be accomplished between the Oued Draa and Fort Chacal along a 492-kilometer selective sector. In this stage the caravan will be driven to the south of Morocco which will have different landscapes. The fast tracks will dominate the day.



Source Bio Ritmo Team's official press release
 
This Tuesday 1st of January, at 6AM sharp, the “GNV CRYSTAL” ferry transporting the AFRICA ECO RACE caravan arrived at Nador port in Northern Morocco. After customs formalities, that were longer than usual due to a new software inaugurated that day, the race was able to start two hours late. A delay without consequence other than give the motorbike competitors a warmer start.
 

BOTTURI, powerful start

Even if this 90km stage didn’t included much difficulty on the technical aspect but, as René METGE said during the general briefing on the boat, the navigation wouldn’t be easy. The Sports Director of the stage could not have been more right as most of the Bike competitors had a hard time finding their way. The only to have perfectly managed his navigation was Alessandro BOTTURI who, on his factory YAMAHA, and therefore was ahead Pal Anders ULLEVALSETTER and his KTM by more than 6 minutes. Quite some difference for a 90 Km stage but it won’t be hard for the Norwegian to get back on track, unlike Francisco ARREDONDO, one of the favorites of the race, who was 30 minutes behind the winner of the day. On the other hand, Richard KAYE did a good performance with a 3rd place today on his KTM.
 

LAURE and CRESPO, against all odds in the car category

Starting ahead of the category from Ameziane, village situated 55km from Nador, Dominique HOUSIEAUX and Arnaud DEBRON were not caught up by the competition and it was only after the arrival of the 9th competitor that we realized that the Buggy OPTIMUS N°200 was leaded on the scratch by 58 seconds. The best time of the day is for Dominique LAURE, perfectly navigated by Christophe CRESPO, them also on one of the seven OPTIMUS of Team MD Rally participating this year. A great performance for this gentleman driver, part of team “Les Fous du Volant”, which were noticed before in 2018 by getting first place on the hardest stage from Amodjar to Akjoujt in Mauritania. “Rock and gravel”, nickname for David GERARD and Pascal DELACOUR, on the other OPTIMUS with “Fous du Volant” colors, complete the podium, ahead of Patrick MARTIN and Didier BIGOT TAREK MERCEDES Buggy. The first 4x4 vehicles in the ranking will be Alexey TITOV and his monstrous FORD RAPTOR as well as Andrey RUSOV, first of the T2 category. The Russians were ahead of the NISSAN Pick-up of Francois and Stéphane COUSIN, surprised and happy to find themselves in the top 10. In the SSV category, good start for Jean Hugues MONEYRON and Thierry BERRAZ who arrive in 12th place in front of veteran Jean Claude RUFFIER’s POLARIS RZR. On the other hand, unfortunate ordeal for Philippe PINCHEDEZ and Francois BEGUIN who see their chance at winning the SSV category blown away after their CAN AM fell in a hole while trying to pass another competitor. Last we heard, the team and vehicle were being brought back by the Balai truck.

In the Trucks category, onboard his IVECO, the Belgium Igor BOUWENS did good by being only 11 seconds away from the winner of the scratch Dominique LAURE. A great success for this driver who is participating for the first time in the AFRICA ECO RACE, following his father’s steps. Good result also for Elisabete JACINTO who ranks 2nd position in the category in her MAN and 4th in the scratch. Tomas TOMECEK, prudent as the navigation was complicated for a solo driver, end up last on the podium.

Tomorrow, Wednesday 2nd of January, after a very cold night, the stage of 430km that will bring our competitors from La Momie to Agdal, will include all types of Moroccan landscapes. A stage that will definitely open hostilities on this 11th edition of the AFRICA ECO RACE.


WHAT THEY SAID:

 
Dominique LAURE – TEAM MD / CAPCOM – BUGGY OPTIMUS: 1st Stage - 1st Overall Auto/Truck  

I can safely say that this 2019 edition is starting well. I am very happy about this victory but also surprised because we drove without taking any risks. Congratulations to Christophe, my co-pilot who again did some excellent work.  

 
Dominique HOUSIEAUX – TEAM MD RALLYE SPORT – BUGGY OPTIMUS: 3rd Stage and 3rd overall Auto/ Truck   

It was a first time for me in this car and also the first time driving with Arnaud DEBRON. I therefore was prudent. The car is wonderful, and Arnaud was perfect as we could have really lost time, furthermore that we were the first car on track. Today was like a big prologue, tomorrow will be another story.  

 
François COUSIN – TEAM COMPAGNIE DES DUNES – NISSAN NAVARA: 10th Stage and 10th General Auto/Truck  

I participated 2 years ago on the AFRICA ECO RACE in SSV. This time we decided to come back in a “real” car. It’s the first time driving the Nissan Pick-up. I am nicely surprised by the efficiency of the automobile on this special sector. We are of course very happy of our ranking today. 

 
Jean Hugues MONEYRON – TEAM PINCH RACING: CAN AM X3:  14th Stage and 14th General Auto/Truck and 1st SSV.  

This AFRICA ECO RACE is bringing me home on track. I know the road is long and the difficulties multiple. So I’m taking things calmly. Apparently, today was enough to win. We will continue with this rhythm in order not to break anything.     

 
Alessandro BOTTURI – ENERGIA & SORRISI RALLY TEAM - YAMAHA: 1st Stage and 1st General Auto/Truck  

This first special sector was very complicated when it comes to navigation. Even though I made a mistake on km 9, I found the right tracks. My YAMAHA is perfect for this track and I am happy to start the rally with a win.  This first special was very complicated in terms of navigation. 

 
Franco PICCO – TEAM FRANCO PICCO RACING – YAMAHA: 24th Stage and 24th General Moto 

As the organisation has predicted, the track included many direction changes with several tracks with few marks. As many, I lost a lot of time. But the road to DAKAR will be long.  

 
Elisabete JACINTO – TEAM BIO RITMO – MAN: 4th Stage and 4st General Auto/Truck 

I am happy to start with a win. The truck is still warming up but I am already satisfied by the suspension reaction which will be one of the keys to perform in this category. I am looking forward to the long stages and large spaces which are more adapted to my driving.  



 

Ranking stage 1 Nador / La Momie*

 

Car / Truck :

1. Dominique Laure / Christophe Crespo n°211 (FRA) 00 :59 :46
2. Igor Bouwens / Frits Driesmans / Ulrich Boerboom n°405 (BEL) + 00 :00 :11
3. Dominique Houssieaux / Arnaud Debron n°200 (FRA) + 00 :00 :58


Bike :

1. Alessandro Botturi n°103 (ITA) 01 :04 :42
2. Pal Anders Ullevalseter n°100 (NOR) + 00 :06 :09
3. Richard Kaye n°141 (GBR) + 00 :10 :02



Source Africa Eco Race official press release
To view the complete entry list with classes and groups, please visit: https://2019.africarace-live.com/fichiers/engage.php​​​​​​​

CARS and TRUCKS
NUMBER DRIVER / CO-DRIVER(S) GROUP TEAM
200 HOUSIEAUX Dominique
DEBRON Arnaud
T1 MD RALLYE SPORT
202 KUPRIANOV Sergey
KUPRIIANOV Aleksandr
T1 KUPRIANOV SERGEY
203 STRUGO Jean Pierre
BORSOTTO Francois
T1 MD RALLYE SPORT
204 FROMONT Yves
VIDAL Paul
T1 FROMONT
205 MARTIN Patrick
BIGOT Didier
T1 MMO
208 JULIEN Jean Noel
JULIEN Rabha
T1 MD RALLY SPORT
209 GOSSELIN Philippe
BONON David
T1 NOMADE RACING
210 GERARD David
DELACOUR Pascal
T1 NOMINOE AVENTURES MD RALLYE
211 LAURE Dominique
CRESPO Christophe
T1 MD / CAPCOM
212 PETRUS Gintas
VALAITIS Povilas
T1 PETRUS RACING
214 ROSSI Stefano
ALBERTO Marcon
T1 ROSSI 4X4
215 DE LORENZO Dario
DE LORENZO Aldo
T1 JAZZ TECH OFF ROAD
216 MOGNIER Gerald
ROUBIN Pierre
OP TGO
217 SHINOZUKA Kenjiro
DEROUSSEAUX Catherine
T2 SHINOZUKA CHALLENGE
218 IGNATOV Aleksei
CHUMAK Dmitriy
T1 GAZ RAID SPORT
219 SUKHOVENKO Evgenii
PAVLOV Evgenii
T1 GAZ RAID SPORT
220 TITOV Alexey
RUSOV Andrey
T2 RE AUTOKLUBS
221 COUEDEL Tristan
SINEUX Edouard
T1 DESERT ABSOLU
222 PEDECHE Philippe
PERRY Philippe
T1 TEAM PROMO COURSE 82
223 COUSIN Francois
COUSIN Stephane
T1 COMPAGNIE DES DUNES
224 COUSIN Damien
PENET Laurent
T1 COMPAGNIE DES DUNES
226 VARGA Imre
TOMA Jozsef
T1 VARGA RACING
227 HIRIGOYEN Andre
CAZALET Francois
T1 HIRIGOYEN PAYS BASQUE
228 SUZUKI Hiroaki
PEDERSEN Rodger
T1 ENDURING 2000 RACING
240 WICKLOW Andrew
FRAIN-BELL William
OP BOWLER MOTORSPORT
250 PINCHEDEZ Philippe
BEGUIN Francois Xavier
T3 PINCH RACING
251 MONEYRON Jean Hugues
BERRAZ Thierry
T3 PINCH RACING
252 RUFFIER Jean Claude
BOS Jerome
T3 TEAM RUFFIER RACING
253 BARBU Laurentiu-claudiu T3 TRANSCARPATIC RALLY TEAM
254 CECI Paolo
BIOLI Sara
T3 PAOLO CECI RACING TEAM
255 FRETIN Benoit
PICHARD Anthony
T3 B2F COMPETITION
256 FRETIN Bruno
CHARBONNIER Willy
T3 B2F COMPETITION
257 ROQUESALANE Rudy
FERRI Vincent
T3 RRC RACING
258 BIARD Alain
BELLAN Jean Paul
T3 LOS AMIGOS
259 PISSON-CECCALDI Jean-luc
GAIDELLA Thomas
T3 JLT RACING ALSACE DEPANNAGE / BATICHOC
260 SCANDOLA Graziano
SCANDOLA Michelangelo
T3 JAZZ TECH OFF ROAD
400 TOMECEK Tomas T4 PROMET/CZECHOSLOVAKGROUP TEAM
401 ESSERS Noel
LAUWERS Marc
COONINX Johan
T4 ART OF SPEED ESSERS
402 ELFRINK Johan
SCHUTTEL Dirk
T4 ALL STAR RALLY
403 VAN VELSEN Aad
SIEMONS Marco
OOSTING Harry
T4 VAN VELSEN RALLY SPORT
404 JACINTO Elisabete
MARQUES Jose
COCHINHO Marco
T4 BIO-RITMO
405 BOUWENS Igor
DRIESMANS Frits
BOERBOOM Ulrich
T4 ART OF SPEED
406 CAPKA Petr
VODA Zdenek
T4 CAPKA RALLYSPORT
407 DEN HARTIGH Coen
VAN PELT Robert
VAN DER VOS Eddy
T4 ARCO RALLYSPORT
408 LEVITSKII Boleslav
DOLGOV Stanislav
T4 GAZ RAID SPORT
409 SHKLYAEV Mikhail
LAGUTA Aleksandr
T4 GAZ RAID SPORT
       

MOTORBIKES and QUADS
NUMBER RIDER TEAM
100 ULLEVALSETER Pal Anders   TEAM ULLEVALSETER
101 ARREDONDO Francisco   TEAM ULLEVALSETER
102 JENSEN Felix   TEAM ULLEVALSETER
103 BOTTURI Alessandro   ENERGIA & SORRISI RALLY TEAM
104 ZATKO Jan   CZ BETA ENDURO TEAM
106 CARILLON Patrice   CP AVENTURES
107 PICCO Franco   FRANCO PICCO RACING
108 CONREAU Christophe   LES MOTARDS DU DESERT
109 BENKO Martin   SLOVAKIA RALLY TEAM
110 SALT Lee   LS RALLY
111 DUHAMEL Eric   TEAM MOTO PASSION RALLYE
114 CAPRIONI Paolo   TEAM KAPRIONY
115 RIJNDERS Rik   EL TORO
116 AGAZZI Simone   RSMOTO HONDA RACING TEAM
117 BERGLUND Anders   ANDERS BERGLUND
118 DAL Ben Giampietro   ENERGIA & SORRISI RALLY TEAM
119 MORETTO Gianni   ENERGIA & SORRISI RALLY TEAM
120 PERONATO Enrico   ENERGIA & SORRISI RALLY TEAM
121 BREZZI Valdimiro   ENERGIA & SORRISI RALLY TEAM
122 BARON Roger   MOTARD CENTER 22
123 CIPOLLONE Domenico   ENERGIA & SORRISI RALLY TEAM
124 TRACANZAN Vincenzo   FRANCO PICCO RACING
125 PEGORARO Mario Luciano   ENERGIA & SORRISI RALLY TEAM
126 RAMPOLLA Stefano   ENDUROLOGY
128 CECCONI Maurizio   MAURIZIO CECCONI
129 HAMARD Stephane   REUNION RALLYE RAID
130 THOME Jean Marc   RACE MOTO NIMES
131 N'DIAYE Bruno   RACE MOTO NIMES
132 CHAMPEIX Didier   RACE MOTO NIMES
133 RAHM Henrik   RAHM
134 CAMPDERA LOZANO Juan Jose   JUAN CAMPDERA
135 VIDAL Guillaume   GXX
136 ZHU Xiaoxing   GXX
137 PAYR Wolfgang   EAO RALLY RACING TEAM
138 MCCOY Kyle   MCCOY DESERT ROSE
139 MABBS David   VENDETTA RACING
140 TURNER Philip   DESERT ROSE RACING
141 KAYE Richard   EAO RALLY ADVENTURE TEAM
142 TISDALL Matthew   DESERT ROSE
143 JANCYS Tomas   MEDIAFON
144 SCHATTAT Thomas   RNS
145 KVAPIL Lukas   LRHORSEPOWER
157 CAVELIUS Philippe   CAVELIUS TEAM
158 VANNEKEN Julie   VANNEKEN AND CO
161 DUBOIS Norbert   LES MOTARDS DU DESERT
Elisabete Jacinto reached the second position among the trucks in the first special of the Africa Eco Race 2019, a short 90-kilometer journey held between Ameziane and Merada, in Morocco. The Bio-Ritmo® team also attained the fourth place in the joint auto/truck classification, finishing the selective sector with a difference of only 1m34s for the first overall competitor, and took 1h01m20s to complete the course of the day.

The trio composed by Elisabete Jacinto, José Marques and Marco Cochinho completed the first day of this great African marathon without any difficulties imposing a good performance against their most direct opponents and finished ahead of the Czech Tatra Tomas Tomecek, the great opponent of the Portuguese in this race. Now, the Bio-Ritmo® team is only 1m23s away from the first place of the truck category, that is occupied by the Belgian Igor Bouwens who competes with an IVECO.

For Elisabete Jacinto, this was a very positive way to start the competition: 

"The special was difficult in terms of navigation. But we did all very well without making mistakes and we managed to impose a good rhythm. We won several places in relation to the competitors that left before us and in the end, we reached a good position. The start for the stage was delayed because Morocco changed the entry system in the country. So, we had to carry out the formalities twice, one on the boat and the other as soon as we reached the port, which greatly delayed the competition. However, it all went well, and we are happy with this first day of racing"

said Elisabete Jacinto at the end of the first stage of the Africa Eco Race 2019.

The second stage of the Africa Race 2019 will have a debut track and marks the beginning of a rally that promises to be quite interesting. Experienced navigators will have no problems during the special, but they will have to be vigilant to avoid the dangers of the Moroccan tracks. The arrival will be made in the camp where the teams will be able to enjoy the maximum of rest.


Source Bio-Ritmo® team's official press release 
The choice of organizing the administrative and technical verifications of the city of Menton was not out of luck. On one side, this French Riviera city borders Italy and is only a few miles from Monaco, from which we have organized these last 4 years the official start of this great African Rally. On another, with 316 sunny days a year and a warm climate even in winter, the organisers of the AFRICA ECO RACE decided to choose the location with the best possible conditions for its participants. This year, once again, it was a true success with sunny days all around and temperatures up to 20 degrees to follow participants in this 11th edition.
 
Over 500 people and 200 vehicles passed through the Rondelli and Albert Rein Stadiums to pass all technical and administrative checks before finally having the authorization to embark on the ferry of the Italian company GNV on Sunday 30th of December in Sète. 
The public and fans were also present, at the end of this festive week, to come and see close-up the fabulous off-road machines and also witness the preparations of this great African adventure. A unique opportunity to share and discuss with the competitors while they are at the verification tent or in the assistance park.

Amongst those who attracted the most interest, the Japanese driver Kenjiro SHINOZUKA is definitely number one. It must be said, that the return to competition, and especially in Africa, of this glorious competitor, is a event within the event. The MOTUL motorbike assistance truck also got its fair share of attention with the drivers preparing their vehicles.
Last but not least, the presence of Adriana, ambassadress of the AFRICA ECO RACE official start, during the cocktail organised by the city of Menton counsel was also a key moment of this second day. A day that will be ended by the main briefing organised in front of the Parc Fermé of the race, in front of the famous Stars N’ Bars restaurant.

This Sunday 30th of December 2018, it will be at 9AM sharp, on Adriana’s signal, that the hundred of motos, autos and trucks of race will begin their race from Quai Antoine 1er in Monaco. A great opportunity to come and support and applaud the participants of the only remaining African Rally from Europe.



Source Africa Eco Race 2019 official press release
In the end, the first Moroccan night on the Bivouac of La Momie wasn’t as cold as predicted as the temperature did not go bellow 3 degrees. Luckily because after this first long stage of the 11th edition of the AFRICA ECO RACE, some competitors arrived very late. Therefore, repairs and maintenance went on a good part of the night. Nevertheless, besides Philippe PINCHEDEZ who is forced to abandon after his CAN AM SSV drove into a rift, all the participants were at the start this morning. On today’s stage, 430 kilometres that will be challenging for many.


ULLEVALSETER getting things back in order

Leaving 2 minutes after the YAMAHA of Alessandro BOTTURI, Pal Anders ULLEVALSETER was able to catch up on his time difference with the Italian in only 80 km. From then onwards, the Norwegian and his KTM stayed close to the general ranking leader until the arrival at the bivouac, a few kilometres from Foum Zguid. Therefore, the triple AFRICA ECO RACE winner took back 1’40’’ general and underlines the velocity of his competitor on track. We had to wait until 27’21’’ to see the 3rd moto arrive, the HONDA of Italian pilot Simone AGAZZI, happy of his performance which gets him onto the podium, for now. Following in 4th place at 44’09’’, Martin BENKO, 3rd of the 2018 edition. The Slovenian is ahead of Felix JENSEN, student, co-competitor and compatriot of ULLEVALSETER who continues to progress. Solid performance also by French driver Philippe CAVELIUS who, without a GPS issue would have been in the top 5.
 

Second one for the LAURE-CRESPO team in auto

In rally-raid, the biggest difficulty is to be the first car to open the festivities. It’s this perilous experience that Dominique LAURE and Christophe CRESPO, winners of yesterday’s stage, were confronted to. But today, as this rarely happens, the leaders of the general ranking drove a perfect stage. They were never caught up and therefore boast a second consecutive victory. A magnificent performance for the OPTIMUS N°211 team who are preserving their leadership. Another OPTIMUS Buggy takes the second place today. The one of Jean Pierre STRUGO and Francois BORSOTTO, delayed for nearly 10 minutes after hitting a rock and damaging his rim that will need to be changed. And as we say in France, “never two without three”, Philippe GOSSELIN and David BONON complete the auto podium with their OPTIMUS N°209 with “Fous du Volant” colours. They were ahead of Yves FROMONT and Paul VIDAL’s TAREK by less than 3 minutes. The latter decided to use their knowledge and previous experience of these tracks to enter the top 5 by avoiding all difficulties, especially the Erg de Chegaga where many four-wheel competitors were struggling.
 

TOMECK bring order back in the ranking

On the truck side, even if they had to take out their shovels and platters, Tomas TOMECEK in his TATRA and Elisabete JACINTO, José MARQUES, Marco COCHINHO in their MAN end the race in 8th and 9th position for today’s special sector Auto/Truck ranking. They also have the same ranking in general after this second stage where most of these desert beasts have a hard time to join the arrival.
 
Tomorrow, the third stage will bring the caravan of the AFRICA ECO RACE towards Assa. A special sector 400km long of typical Moroccan landscape will be awaiting the competitors, who will have to take it easy if they do not want to encounter any issues.

What they said:

Alessandro BOTTURI – YAMAHA – ENERGIA 1 SORRISI RALLYE TEAM: 2nd stage – 1st  general moto 

It was a special long and varied special sector. The navigation wasn’t easy but I have never seen roadbooks as precise as this these. With Pal Anders, we spent 5 hours on the motorbike to do 430 km. Behind us, many will suffer today but It was a pleasure driving alongside ULLEVASTETER. It was a good collaboration.  

 
Philippe CAVELIUS – KTM – CAVELIUS TEAM: 7th stage – 6th  overall moto 

This special sector was particularly tough. A GPS problem bothered me on the first part of the track. Even so, it was a pleasure to navigate and drive in these beautiful landscapes. Nothing to be added, Africa is really a beautiful continent to rally in and I am happy to be here again.   

 
Simone AGAZZI – HONDA – RS MOTO HONDA RACING TEAM: 3rd stage and 3rd overall moto 

Today, the special sector was extraordinary. It was a mix of all: endurance, cross, dunes, rolling parts. A real pleasure. On the other hand, the navigation was not easy at all but if you follow the road-book carefully, it’s fine.  

 
Yves FROMONT – Buggy TAREK – Team FROMONT: 4th stage and 7th overall auto/truck. 

After a complicated first day, we did better today. We lost a big quarter of an hour after losing ourselves in the plateau of the Atlas. But finally, our experience helped us not to make any driving mistakes and it ended quite well. The race is ON and Dakar is still far away.  

 
Elisabete JACINTO – MAN – TEAM BIO RITMO: 9th stage and 9th overall 

We got seriously stuck at the top of a dune which made us loose approx. 30 minutes. But it is part of the game. I am very happy of the development with my truck. I really hope we will continue like this and erase the bad memories of the two last years at AFRICA ECO RACE.   

 

Ranking stage 2 : La Momie / Agdal*

Car / Truck :
1. Dominique Laure / Christophe Crespo n°211 (FRA) 05 :21 :12
2. Jean-Pierre Strugo / François Borsotto n°203 (FRA) + 00 :10 :18
3. Philippe Gosselin / David Bonon n°209 (FRA) + 00 :27 :24
Bike :

1. Pal Anders Ullevalseter n°100 (NOR) 05 :26 :10
2. Alessandro Botturi n°103 (ITA) + 00 :01 :40
3. Simone Agazzi n°116 (ITA) + 00 :17 :28
 

Overall ranking*

Car / Truck : 
1. Dominique Laure / Christophe Crespo n°211 (FRA) 06 :20 :58
2. Jean-Pierre Strugo / François Borsotto n°203 (FRA) + 00 :15 :04
3. Philippe Gosselin / David Bonon n°209 (FRA) + 00 :38 :00
Bike :
1. Alessandro Botturi n°103 (ITA) 06 :32 :32
2. Pal Anders Ullevalseter n°100 (NOR) + 00 :04 :29
3. Simone Agazzi n°116 (ITA) + 00 :27 :21


Source Africa Eco Race's official press release
Photos Africa Eco Race's image bank - Rallycool / Desertrun
Provisional unofficial results from the 1st stage of Africa Eco Race 2019 rally.
To view the official and updated results, please visit: https://www.africarace.com/en/race/2019/home
 

CAR \ TRUCK (Combined)

Pos # Driver / Co-Driver / Co-driver Grp/Pos Cl/Pos Scratch Diff 1st Pena
1 211 LAURE Dominique T1 / 1 1.3 / 1 0:59:46    
CRESPO Christophe
2 405 BOUWENS Igor T4 / 1 4.1 / 1 0:59:57 0:00:11  
DRIESMANS Frits
BOERBOOM Ulrich
3 200 HOUSIEAUX Dominique T1 / 2 1.3 / 2 1:00:44 0:00:58  
DEBRON Arnaud
4 404 JACINTO Elisabete T4 / 2 4.1 / 2 1:01:20 0:01:34  
MARQUES Jose
COCHINHO Marco
5 210 GERARD David T1 / 3 1.3 / 3 1:03:00 0:03:14  
DELACOUR Pascal
6 205 MARTIN Patrick T1 / 4 1.4 / 1 1:03:44 0:03:58  
BIGOT Didier
7 203 STRUGO Jean Pierre T1 / 5 1.3 / 4 1:04:32 0:04:46  
BORSOTTO Francois
8 220 TITOV Alexey T2 / 1 2.1 / 1 1:04:33 0:04:47  
RUSOV Andrey
9 208 JULIEN Jean Noel T1 / 6 1.3 / 5 1:05:03 0:05:17  
JULIEN Rabha
10 223 COUSIN Francois T1 / 7 1.1 / 1 1:05:33 0:05:47  
COUSIN Stephane
11 216 MOGNIER Gerald OP / 1 / 1 1:06:04 0:06:18  
ROUBIN Pierre
12 240 WICKLOW Andrew OP / 2 / 2 1:07:49 0:08:03  
FRAIN-BELL William
13 219 SUKHOVENKO Evgenii T1 / 8 1.2 / 1 1:08:06 0:08:20  
PAVLOV Evgenii
14 251 MONEYRON Jean Hugues T3 / 1 3.1 / 1 1:08:18 0:08:32  
BERRAZ Thierry
15 400 TOMECEK Tomas T4 / 3 4.1 / 3 1:08:22 0:08:36  
16 218 IGNATOV Aleksei T1 / 9 1.2 / 2 1:09:33 0:09:47  
CHUMAK Dmitriy
17 209 GOSSELIN Philippe T1 / 10 1.3 / 6 1:10:22 0:10:36  
BONON David
18 202 KUPRIANOV Sergey T1 / 11 1.3 / 7 1:10:54 0:11:08  
KUPRIIANOV Aleksandr
19 226 VARGA Imre T1 / 12 1.2 / 3 1:11:13 0:11:27  
TOMA Jozsef
20 215 DE LORENZO Dario T1 / 13 1.1 / 2 1:11:28 0:11:42  
DE LORENZO Aldo
21 259 PISSON-CECCALDI Jean-luc T3 / 2 3.1 / 2 1:11:38 0:11:52  
GAIDELLA Thomas
22 252 RUFFIER Jean Claude T3 / 3 3.1 / 3 1:11:39 0:11:53  
BOS Jerome
23 257 ROQUESALANE Rudy T3 / 4 3.1 / 4 1:11:42 0:11:56  
FERRI Vincent
24 227 HIRIGOYEN Andre T1 / 14 1.3 / 8 1:11:48 0:12:02  
CAZALET Francois
25 403 VAN VELSEN Aad T4 / 4 4.1 / 4 1:11:57 0:12:11  
SIEMONS Marco
OOSTING Harry
26 408 LEVITSKII Boleslav T4 / 5 4.2 / 1 1:12:21 0:12:35  
DOLGOV Stanislav
27 212 PETRUS Gintas T1 / 15 1.1 / 3 1:12:28 0:12:42  
VALAITIS Povilas
28 260 SCANDOLA Graziano T3 / 5 3.1 / 5 1:14:51 0:15:05  
SCANDOLA Michelangelo
29 255 FRETIN Benoit T3 / 6 3.1 / 6 1:14:55 0:15:09  
PICHARD Anthony
30 204 FROMONT Yves T1 / 16 1.4 / 2 1:15:59 0:16:13  
VIDAL Paul
31 409 SHKLYAEV Mikhail T4 / 6 4.2 / 2 1:17:30 0:17:44  
LAGUTA Aleksandr
32 224 COUSIN Damien T1 / 17 1.1 / 4 1:21:44 0:21:58  
PENET Laurent
33 407 DEN HARTIGH Coen T4 / 7 4.1 / 5 1:22:17 0:22:31  
VAN PELT Robert
VAN DER VOS Eddy
34 222 PEDECHE Philippe T1 / 18 1.1 / 5 1:22:29 0:22:43  
PERRY Philippe
35 254 CECI Paolo T3 / 7 3.1 / 7 1:22:36 0:22:50  
BIOLI Sara
36 253 BARBU Laurentiu-claudiu T3 / 8 3.1 / 8 1:22:42 0:22:56  
37 401 ESSERS Noel T4 / 8 4.1 / 6 1:23:35 0:23:49  
LAUWERS Marc
COONINX Johan
38 406 CAPKA Petr T4 / 9 4.1 / 7 1:24:40 0:24:54  
VODA Zdenek
39 217 SHINOZUKA Kenjiro T2 / 2 2.2 / 1 1:28:10 0:28:24  
DEROUSSEAUX Catherine
40 228 SUZUKI Hiroaki T1 / 19 1.2 / 4 1:30:16 0:30:30  
PEDERSEN Rodger
41 221 COUEDEL Tristan T1 / 20 1.2 / 5 1:31:10 0:31:24  
SINEUX Edouard
42 258 BIARD Alain T3 / 9 3.1 / 9 1:32:55 0:33:09  
BELLAN Jean Paul
43 214 ROSSI Stefano T1 / 21 1.1 / 6 1:33:21 0:33:35  
ALBERTO Marcon

On Sunday 30th of December, the 11th Edition of the AFRICA ECO RACE wil depart from the Principality of Monaco, towards Dakar, for 15 days of extreme adventure and challenges on the steps of Thierry Sabine. For the event, a complete tracking mechanism has been put in place to follow the rally from start to finish. Should it be the Live, the photobank free of copyrights, the daily news access or the press releases, all will be set to follow, in the best possible conditions, the largest african rally departing from Europe !

IMAGES AND VIDEOS FREE OF COPYRIGHT
From 1st of January onwards, photos free of rights as well as a daily news access summarising the action of the day, will be available for download everyday from 9.30PM on the bellow FTP server:
FTP Link : http://www.widishare.com/aer2019

TV BROADCAST
Everyday from 1st to 13th of January 2019, a short program of 3 minutes will be broadcasted on the following media:

"FACEBOOK LIVE" FROM THE BIVOUAC
Every day from 1st of January, at 10.00PM, follow the Facebook Live taking place at each Bivouac of the AFRICA ECO RACE adventure. In the program: summary of the day, exclusive interviews, discover the daily life of competitors and the backstage footage.
Follow also the offcicial start of the race in Monaco on the 30th of December from 8.45AM, the "rest day" in Dakhla on 6th of January and the podium arrival at the Lac Rose from 12.00AM onwards on the 13th fo January.

THE WEBSITE, AFRICARACE.COM
The official AFRICA ECO RACE, available in French and English, will gather live information of the rally:
- Check-point passage timing 
- Live tracking 
- Live ranking (of the day and general) 
- Photo gallery 
- Daily press release 
- Videos

INSTAGRAM
Follow the adventures of our participants and volunteers on the official Instagram page of the AFRICA ECO RACE 2019. From the technical checks in Menton, to the arrival in Dakar, live day by day, as if you were there, this incredible adventure.
Official Page of the Rally : @africaecorace 
Official HASHTAG of the rally : #AER2019
We thank you in advance for sharing your experience of this journey and taguing us on your posts relating to the rally.

THE AFRICA ECO RACE PARTNERS
TURKMENGAZ, the national gas company of Turkmenistan and largest gas company in Central Asia, will be the official partner of the 11th edition of the AFRICA ECO RACE®. A partnership following our event Turkmen Desert Race for which they will also be partner for the second edition in 2019.

MOTUL, a global French company which manufacturers, develops and distributes lubricants for engines (motorcycles, cars and other vehicles) and for the industry, will be once again our OFFICIAL LUBRICANT PROVIDER.

AMV is a direct insurance broker created in 1974 by Franck ALLARD, automotive passionate, under the name of “Assurance Moto Verte”, is specialized in moto, scooter and classic car insurance. AMV also proposes insurance for automobiles, 4x4, camping-car, jet-skis and private homes. A solid long term partnership.

Launched in 2008, REBELLION, first time OFFICIAL TIME KEEPER of the AFRICA ECO RACE®, is a young and audacious independent Swiss high-end watch brand, based in Lonay, on the shores of Lake Geneva. Rebellion’s timepieces are crafted in extremely limited quantities, with precision-engineered cases and exclusive movements. Rebellion creates trends, it doesn’t follow them and their timepieces are for those who demand a very exclusive, high quality, high-tech wristwatch. Generating deep emotion, Rebellion’s exclusive and ageless watches provide a sophisticated and powerful contemporary identity for today’s dynamic generation. REBELLION is also involved is automotive industry with their team Rebellion Racing.

Since 1970, STAND 21 pushes to assist at best their clients during the exercise of their passion by fully taking care of their security clothing so they can only concentrate on what it their only pleasure: RACING. The STAND 21 HQ in Talant, France designs, develops and adapts to actual norms all the products. It is important for the AFRICA ECO RACE® to partner with French companies.

STARS’N’BARS was created 24 years ago by Kate POWERS and Didier RUBILOLO, who saw a need for a family-oriented restaurant in a principality famous for its casinos, Formula 1 races and luxury yachts. A favorite among international sports stars and fans alike, the restaurant features one of the largest celebrity sports collections in the world, including an actual F1 racing car donated by two-time world champion Mika HAKKINEN. The owners and their teams assist us grandly every year in welcoming the Monaco rally-raid event of the year.

Founded in 1963 upon the initiative of Princess Grace, AMADE Mondiale is built on a vision of a world where children, regardless of their social, religious or cultural origins, can live safely and with dignity and respect for their fundamental rights. That of a world where every child has the opportunity to fully express his potentials. It is extremely important for the AFRICA ECO RACE® to partner with AMADE and enable children in Africa to live a better life.

HELICONIA AERO SOLUTIONS is focused on customer transportation for all types of needs. Should it be customer transportation, professional film making or other type of travels, they propose a large panel of services. They employ considerable logistics and human resources to provide guaranteed quality service, efficiency, comfort and safety to all customers. A combination of experienced pilots, ground service, highly qualified staff, and a dynamic 24/7 customer relationship department allows their team of over 42 experts to be available anytime. Heliconia assist us along the entire rally for our production and medical teams.

The GRIMALDI Group was founded in 1947 by the Grimaldi brothers. The company started their business in the merchandise transport industry. The Grimaldi group, now international leader, has now focused on developing people carrying on the motorways of the sea with devotion and professionalism. The boats used are new generation, very comfortable, fast and secure. The company will transport all vehicles back from Dakar at the end of the rally.

GRANDI NAVI VELOCI, an Italian shipping company, based in Genoa, that operates ferries between mainland Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, France, Albania, Morocco and Tunisia, will be our partner for the transport of the caravan from Sète to Nador in Morocco. Established by Aldo Grimaldi in 1992, it is one of the major ferry companies of the Mediterranean.

Present on four continents, a leader in Africa, and a historic player in France, BOLLORÉ Ports sets its sights on reinforcing its current positions and pursuing its international development. Owing to its recognized expertise in the port trades and in the synergies made possible by its being part of the BOLLORÉ Transport & Logistics Group, BOLLORÉ Ports is able to reinforce its position as a global port operator specialized in emerging markets. Every year, BOLLORÉ Ports invests in the construction and development of port infrastructures entrusted to it, in service to its shipowner, import and export clients.

A.G.T.T (Agence Générale de Transit et de Transports), established in 1949, has been one of the main actors in the organization of transport, forwarding and logistics of industrial projects.

The City of MENTON is a city where nature and culture combines harmoniously. City of gardens, city of the lemon festival but also City of Art and History, Menton is rich of an exceptional natural and historical heritage. For the last three years, the technical checks are done in Menton, for the greatest satisfaction of our participants.

The city of MONACO,capital of automobile, is a key partner of the AFRICA ECO RACE® rally. It is the city from where our Monaco to Dakar rally begins for all our competitors. The involvment and assistance of the Principality government has always been a solid ally for the success of the official start of our rally.


Source Africa Eco Race Newsletter
The Portuguese driver Elisabete Jacinto won today another second place in the Africa Eco Race 2019. In the special that linked La Momie to Foum Zguid, which was composed by 431,22 timed kilometers, the team Bio-Ritmo® spent 6h29m52s to complete the route of this second day of race that already included the passage of sand tracks and the crossing of dunes.

The formation composed by Elisabete Jacinto, José Marques and Marco Cochinho kept the first place in the classification of the trucks during most of the scratch, but at the crossing of a dune, the MAN TGS of the Bio-Ritmo® team got stuck and the Portuguese had to dig to remove the truck from the sand, making them waste a lot of time. With this result, the Portuguese trio maintains the second place in the T4 category and in the joint auto/truck classification comes in 9th place just behind the Czech Tomas Tomecek, who is currently the leader of the truck class.

For Elisabete Jacinto the stage was tough, but the team managed to overcome the setbacks and ended the day with another positive classification: 

"This stage wasn’t easy because the ground was quite bad because of the stones, and it was very winding. But despite everything, we managed to make an excellent race. We only had a difficulty when at a certain point, crossing a dune, we got stuck and we had to dig what made us lose some time. However, the special went very well and, beyond this mishap, we had no other situation to report", said the Portuguese driver.


Tomorrow will be accomplished the third stage of the Africa Eco Race that will be held between Agdal and Assa and will count with a total of 400 timed kilometers. The departure will be made directly from the camp. On this day participants will have to face mountain passes, dry valleys and numerous military stations among the relentless Moroccan tracks.


Source Bio-Ritmo® Team's official press release
 
For the 4th time since the creation of the event, the AFRICA ECO RACE adventure began today, 30th of December on the Quai Antoine 1er in Monaco. A departure ceremony of over 2 hours in which thousands of spectators were able to support and applaud the motos, autos and trucks of this 11th Edition that paraded on the podium installed under de departure arch. A successful ceremony during which Adriana, ambassadress of the event, and many VIP guests were present at Stars N’ Bars, our Monaco based bar-restaurant partner, which is the main location of the event.

At 9AM sharp, the moto driver Pal Anders ULLEVASETER, big favourite of this 2019 edition, was the first to launch the festivities after Adriana gave him the signal by drawing the flag of the principality. The Norwegian was smiling under his helmet but boasted serious determination to try get a 4th title after these two last complicated years. No need to say that the KTM driver is going to have to put up a fight, especially with his friend Francisco ARREDONDO who didn’t come from South America to play around. He will also have to be careful to Alessandro BOTTURI, official Yamaha Italy driver, who is coming in hard with a dozen Italian drivers, some of which will also be solid competition.

This AFRICA ECO FRACE departure was also the opportunity to support some competitors from all around the world with the participation of Japanese moto competitor Xiaoxing ZHU and the Australian, Matthew TISDALL. With near to 30 different nationalities participating in this 11th edition, we can safely say it is a record for the event and are glad to develop our global reach.

Once the motorbikes all started their drive to Sète, it was the automobiles’ turn to drive onto the podium. Dominique HOUSEAUX and Arnaud DEBRON opened the festivities with their OPTIMUS. The first of seven buggies from the Team MD Rally who hope, this time, to bring back to their Normandie based atelier, the beautiful AFRICA ECO RACE bronze trophy. There again, it won’t be an easy task. The four-wheel category has never been so uncertain, should it be auto or SSV category, the mini 4x4 buggies who absolutely want to put up a fight. Philippe PINCHEDEZ, who already won an African Rally with this type of vehicle, was clear with his ambitions, even though the most important will be to simply arrive at the Lac Rose on the 13th of January 2019.

In the truck category, after discussing a while with Adriana, his fellow compatriot, Tomas TOMECEK was the first to leave the Parc Fermé to begin this African challenge. The triple winner of this category, behind the wheel of his TATRA has the particularity of doing the race without navigator, co-pilot or mechanic. Regardless, he is one of the favourites for the podium this year, but, as mentioned Jean-Louis SCHLESSER, director of the AFRICA ECO RACE,

“wise is the man who can give today a podium prognosis”.


Anyways, this Sunday evening, the 223 vehicles and 615 people of the AFRICA ECO RACE 2019 caravan will leave Europe aboard “Cristal”, ferry of the Italian company GNV, direction Nador. We will arrive at this port in the North of Morocco at 6AM on the 1st of January 2019, after having spent the New Year in the Middle of the Mediterranean sea

Source Africa Eco Race's official press release
Over a hundred vehicles will be joining the AFRICA ECO RACE in Monaco, awaiting the launch of the 11th edition on the 30th of December, which will be given by Adriana, the event’s ambassadress. The Moto, Auto and Truck participants, passionate about Africa, will follow Thierry SABINE step to join the famous Rose Lac after driving across Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal for over 6000kms.

RISE OF THE MOTO CATEGORY

With a record of participation this year, we will be some serious competition in the moto category of the AFRICA ECO RACE. Amongst the regulars of the race, Pal Anders ULLEVALSETER, will be one of the favorites. But the Norwegian will be confronted to the tenacious South-American Francisco ARREDONDO or Italian pilot, Alessandro BOTTURI, who both have the objective of stepping on the center of the podium. A large Italian delegation, including rally legend Franco PICCO, will also be participating. This 11th Edition will also see the comeback of some African land regulars, pillars of the Rally Raid racing, determined to relive the African experience.

LEGENDS IN THE AUTO CATEGORY
In the auto category, Kenjiro Shinozuka, Land of the Rising Sun rally raid champion, will end his impressive career with the AFRICA ECO RACE. The Japanese will meet up with his old friend Jean-Pierre Strugo. For it’s second participation, the French is clearly part of the favorites of this edition, same as Dominique HOUSIEAUX, experienced pilot dreaming of lifting the bronze trophy on Sunday 13th of January 2019 at the Rose Lac. Onboard their Optimus, both will be facing some challenging competitors used to the race such as Yves FROMONT and Patrick MARIN driving their powerful Tarek buggies. Spectators can also count on the team of “Fearless Drivers” composed of Jean-Nöel JULIEN, David GERARD, Philippe GOSSELIN and Dominique LAURE.
All as ruthless on track than kind in life, as they will be donating to a Sister’s congregation in Senegal at their arrival at the Rose Lac.
The SSV category, expanding every year, will count a dozen vehicles with increased performance. Some competitors, such as Philippe PINCHEDEZ, French Endurance Champion, will be a serious challenger to Jean-Hugues MONEYRON who will be defending his title.



SUSPENSE IN THE TRUCK CATEGORY
This year, the truck category will be homogenous and open to all outcomes. Up to ten participants in which we will find Tomas TOMECEK, a regular of the AFRICA ECO RACE and big favorite of the category. The triple champion, who will have the advantage of knowing the land well and being able to anticipate most difficulties, will once again be navigating alone without co-pilot. 
We will also be able to follow some regular AFRICA ECO RACE competitors such as the veteran Noël ESSERS or Elisabeth JACINTO, Portuguese motorsport star, who intend to make people forget here early abandon on the 10th Edition.
One of the few women participating in this adventure, which also includes Julie VANNEKEN who will be departing for the 3rd time in a row on here Moto, but also Rabha JULIEN, co-pilot to her husband and Catherine DEROUSSEAUX who will have the honor to navigate “SHINO”

ADRIANA, AMBASSADRESS OF THE 11th EDITION
As in 2017, Adriana, co-host of the French TV Show “Les pouvoirs extraordinaires du corps humain” will be present aside Jean-Louis SCHLESSER to mark the start of the race on December 30th in Monaco:

“I am looking forward to being part again of the AFRICA ECO RACE by being present at the technical and administrative checks in Menton, as well as the big start in Monaco. Two years ago, I met the AFRICA ECO RACE team, a large family, with a common passion for African adventure, in which you find a simple and convivial atmosphere. This experience through Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal is one filled with courage, performance, solidarity and respect for the lands and populations of this beautiful African continent. This is what motivates me to come and support the competitors on the starting line.”


AFRICA ECO RACE, AN ECO-RESPONSIBLE RALLY
For the second year in a row, the AFRICA ECO RACE and the AMADE Mondiale, a Monegasque association acting in favor of the children’s protection, are partnering up with up to provide the Senegalese and Mauritanian rural schools with portable solar lamps and chargeable docks during the rally. These lamps will enable children to use light on their way back from school in the evening and study in the best conditions possible.
Our environmental project would be to replace petrol lamps, one of the main causes of mortality in Africa, with the solar lamps. To do so, we propose to our participants to buy solar lamps. A way for them to compensate with the carbon print their vehicles leaves all year round. 6 lamps  =  1200/CO2  =  emission  of  4x4 for 15 days. The ambitious objective is also to deliver with our trucks, a maximum of lamps on top of the thousand we brought on the 2018 Edition.
In parallel, we will be continuing the usual campaign on tree planting in Mauritania, created in Nouakchott on the second edition of the AFRICA ECO RACE.



Source Africa Eco Race's official press release
Elisabete Jacinto and the Bio-Ritmo® team celebrated today the departure of the Africa Race 2019 that took place in Monaco. Always swathed in great glamor, this event that marks the leaving of the rally from Europe is the opportunity for competitors to get together, share opinions and celebrate the beginning of this great adventure. Once again, the Victoria's Secret former model, Adriana Karembeu, who is the godmother of the competition for the third consecutive year, gave the starting signal for this competition in an atmosphere of celebration and party near the Quai Antoine 1º.

The caravan is now leaving for Sète, in the south of France, where they will board the ferry that will allow them to cross the Mediterranean and arrive to Morocco at dawn on January 1st, when the first stage of the race will take place, in Nador. For Elisabete Jacinto and her teammates José Marques and Marco Cochinho this will be the phase of outlining strategies and relaxing before the start of the rally: 

"This moment of the start it's a fantastic... we are happy and full of expectation. We believe that everything will work out the best way. The day on the boat passes quickly because there are always some tasks, but it serves, above all, to calm down and rest, because the days before the race are always very busy and we accumulate a lot of anxiety", said Elisabete Jacinto.


On the first day of the new year of 2019 will be disputed the first stage of this 11th Africa Eco Race. The stage that will connect Nador to La Momie will be composed by a short selective sector with 90 kilometers. The special starts in Ameziane and ends in Merada and the pilots will have to travel 503 kilometers before reaching the camp at La Momie, a place named after the famous movie that was filmed there.


Source Bio-Ritmo® team's official press release

In less than two months, the 11th Edition of the Africa Eco Race will depart from Monaco. 15 days of intense adventure full of surprises and challenges on the tracks of Thierry Sabine. From the 30th of December 2018 to the 13th of January 2019, the participants will tackle the Morrocan desert as well as the Mauritanian and Senegalese landscapes before arriving at the finish line located at the famous Rose Lac.

A marathon rally full of emotion and with this year, a focus on the navigation experience.

OFF THE BEATEN PATH
For 12 days of racing and 6 022km including 4 014km of Special stages, the participants will adventure themselves into a versatile route with a maximum of sandy tracks and dunes.
With special stages that can make a big difference in the ranking, René METGE, sports director of the race, announces a rally in its purest form:

“This year, with over a third of the route renewed, we wanted to focus the race on the navigation and the off-road, even more than the previous editions."

In this African rally, the drivers will need more than ever their co-pilots to navigate in the dunes: 

"In Morocco, we found some new tracks such as the first and second steps which will be quite challenging for our participants. In Mauritania, over 45% of the route will be off-road. The intense rain of this year will add difficulty as it redesigned the existing dune landscapes and new sand banks were created. There are no more landmarks. Last but not least, the marathon stage we call the “500 MILES”, created last year on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the AFRICA ECO RACE, is maintained and will enable some to make a difference."


Stay connected with the race on Facebook, Instagram and our website 
www.theracetodakar.com

THE PROGRAM OF THE 11TH EDITION
15th of November 2018 – Closing of entries
28th and 29th December 2018 - Administrative and technical scrutineering in Menton
30th of December 2018 – Official departure from Monaco to the boarding from Sète to Nador
1st of January 2019 - Arrival in Nador, First stage and 6 stages in Morocco
6th of January 2019 - Rest day in Dakhla, Morocco
7th of Januray 2019 - 5 stages in Mauritania
13th of January 2019 – 1 stage in Senegal and arrival at the Rose Lac in Dakar for the award ceremony
 

Source Africa Eco Race's official press release

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