Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Africa Eco Race: Day 1

No its not the Dakar...but it is in Africa and it is retracing the same terrain travelled by the Dakar race in its original form.  Scrutineering over, taking the ferry across to Morocco and away we go...

Damn French seem to have filled the entrance ranks of the event--and that's a shame--but at least they are showing that a rather large event CAN take place through this geography/territory/countries without significant terrorist or criminal involvement.  Every year this event goes on successfully it makes the lack of a return by the ASO to the African continent look like its more related to money than the security concerns they site.

Regardless, Day 1 of the Africa Eco Race is over.  Buggies are dominating the top of the leader board though the top Nissan effort of Jacky Loomans stands in 7th place some 11 minutes back, one spot in front of last year's winner Jean Louis Schlesser, who, despite his world class equipment and talent has remained steadfastly loyal to racing in Africa.

Africa Eco Race Day 1 Standings...

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