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.
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.
Wednesday 2nd of January, after a very cold night, the stage of 430km that will bring the 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.