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ABOUT US

GREAT ADVENTURES WITH GREAT PEOPLE ON THE REAL WAY TO DAKAR

The Real Way to Dakar by Intercontinental Rally is adventure at its pure form. Navigating the desert in your own vehicle and reaching the shore of Lac Rose, Dakar is a journey packed with challenges. Challenges that you can practice and prepare for and make sure you are well equipped for. But when you are in the tracks, you are fully depending on your skills, your team and your equipment. If you fail in one of these parameters, you will not make it to Dakar, so the stakes are high.

Adventure creates lasting memories as does great people. Both those people you meet as part of the rally as well as the local people and their tremendous hospitality.

The adventures we create together fuels our ambition of creating an even better rally experience year after year.

THE STORY BEHIND

After the famous Dakar Rally moved outside of the African continent in 2009 the founder of the Intercontinental Rally, Jiri Vasatko, decided to organize his own rally. The Intercontinental Rally should go in the wake of Thierry Sabine and be a rally where all kinds of the participants could come and get a true rally experience. Very much like the Dakar Rally in 1979-1989.

Today the Intercontinental Rally – now The Real Way to Dakar – is an annual off-road competition and adventure rally for motor enthusiasts. During the past 10 years the rally has steadily grown in size and recognition. But we don’t want to let go of the fact that it should be possible for everyone to get the experience of joining us in the race to Dakar. 

THE PEOPLE BEHIND

Jiri Vasatko is the founder of the Intercontinental Rally. Through the years Jiri has developed the rally, done a few hundred thousands kilometers of recco and he knows every dune in western Africa. Today he is in charge of the route planning and oversees the track control.

Jacob Ilskov has been co-organiser of one of the rally service teams and has participated in the rally for 6 consecutive years before joining the organisation as owner and rally director in 2019. Jacob is responsible for the overall planning and execution of the rally event.

Kasper Van Deurs has been the founder of the service team Outback Adventure Company and has participated for 9 years. Kasper also completed the rally as the driver of a MAN CAT race truck with Jacob Ilskov as a navigator. Today Kasper acts as logistics manager responsible for camps, food and service.

THE ORGANISATION

The team behind the Real Way to Dakar by Intercontinental Rally is an international team of people who are addicted to the off-road moto sports. We have been gathering our experience by participating in various rally events through the years.
Bo Degn

Bo Degn

Adventure

Dalibor Picka

Dalibor Picka

Technical

Daniele Steger

Daniele Steger

Track Control

Thomas Schultz

Thomas Schultz

Site Team

Jacob Ilskov

Jacob Ilskov

Rally Director

Jiri Vasatko

Jiri Vasatko

CRO

Signe Kierulf

Signe Kierulf

Chef

Jakob Paulli

Jakob Paulli

Site Team

Kasper van Deurs

Kasper van Deurs

Logistics Manager

Kateřina Mičánková

Kateřina Mičánková

Administration

Martina Battistova

Martina Battistova

Administration

Moulaye Zerganne

Moulaye Zerganne

Senegal Coordinator

Sidi Yoba

Sidi Yoba

Mauritania Coordinator

Guenther Steger

Guenther Steger

Track Control

Suzanne D. Lassen

Suzanne D. Lassen

Photographer

Dominique Steger

Dominique Steger

Track Control

Thomas Stadler

Thomas Stadler

Track Control

MEDIA & PRESS

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