Categorys in The Real Way to Dakar
There are different options to participate in the Real Way to Dakar by Intercontinental Rally.
Before entering the rally you have to take several things into consideration like vehicle type, budget, support, fitness level etc.
1. THE FULL RACE CATEGORY
The race category gives you the full experience of starting in Morocco and racing all the way to the beach in Dakar. It is a high paced race against both the clock and the other participants.
This adventure will bring you through 6.000 km of spectacular and varied terrain in Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal.
2. THE LITE CATEGORY
The lite version of the rally is still a race against the clock and other participants, but only half the distance compared to the full category.
The lite category for 2021 is split in two different options:
1) Lite 1 starts in Morocco and finishes 3.000 km later in Dahkla, just before entering Mauritania.
2) Lite 2 starts in Dahkla, takes you through 3.000 km in the dunes of Mauritania and lets you finish on the the beaches of Dakar.
This category gives you the experience of the rally but without the full distance.
3. THE ADVENTURE CATEGORY
The adventure category will give you an experience of what a long-distance rally is all about. Every day we have a route prepared for you that you will follow. The route will take you through the same areas as the Race category but will skip the very hard parts. This means you get the full rally experience – but without the pressure of the clock or the competition.
With help from our adventure coordinator we will advise you on the daily route to give you the best adventure and allow you to test your skills as a rally driver.
4. THE SERVICE TEAMS
It is possible for participants to bring their own service teams when participating in the rally. As a service team you will take the service route which is for the most part normal (African) road. We suggest a 4-wheel drive on your service vehicle.
How do you get from start to finish?
There are several different options to participate in the Real Way to Dakar by Intercontinental Rally, so there is something for everyone.
There are 7 main classes and 8 categories but to start you will have to choose between the four main vehicle types.
BUDGET & PRACTICALITIES
A lot of the questions we get in our inbox is related to budget and practicalities, so we decided to dedicate a full site to help you get a grip on what to consider when preparing for the Real Way to Dakar by Intercontinental Rally.
SERVICE & FOOD
As a participant in the Real Way to Dakar by Intercontinental Rally breakfast and dinner is a part of your registration fee. For service you both have the option of bringing your own service team or partnering up with one of the service teams that are already participating in the rally.
It is important to remember all the little details when preparing yourself and your vehicle for the rally. However, it is just as important (probably even more) to make sure that you know the rules when participating in an organized rally like the Real Way to Dakar by Intercontinental Rally.
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