Saturday, December 31st, the start of the Africa Eco Race 2017 was launched from the Quai Antoine 1er, under the patronage of Adriana Carambeu. In the morning, the teams were invited to the Stars ‘N’ Bars close to the parc fermé, where breakfast was served. At 11 am, the 2WD buggy #208 went on the traditional starting podium before loading in a trailer.
“We are now heading to Sete (France) to take the boat, continues the French driver. Now we have two more nights to go before arriving to Nador in Morocco. After that, in January 2, we will attack the race by a small special stage of 85 km and then a road connection to get to Er Racchidia, where the bivuac is located.Francois and I are calm, because the car is extremely well prepared and we’ve spent the last couple of days quietly, with no stress. Now, like everyone else, we can’t wait to get to Africa and begin this new challenge!”