06-Communiqué

Good bye, Morocco … Hello, Mauritania !

The final special stage in Morocco before entering the Mauritanian territory, the timed sector of the sixth stage was short, but followed by a long liaison in order to reach the border.

The route had two totally different aspects, taking place over two sorts of terrain.  The first part was sandy, with some small dunes to cross, before the track became faster, between the cairns.  But afterwards, the sand was replaced by an increasingly rocky track until the finish line, leading to a number of punctures.

There were a number of parallel tracks, meaning that it was vital to follow the bearings to the letter, as everything looked the same !  The navigators had plenty to do…

Read more: Communiqué N°7