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PHARAONS' GIFT!

13/12/2013

The Pharaons Rally wishes to make a Christmas gift for all desert passionates:

FREE VEHICLE SHIPMENT* FOR THOSE WHO REGISTER BEFORE DECEMBER 31st!

Don’t forget to check our website for the new rates, THE BEST EVER.

Give yourself the gift of Pharaons Rally and BECOME PART OF THE LEGEND!

*Offer valid only for racing vehicles (trucks get 50% discount on the transport fees published on our website) for the shipping service Venice/Alexandria/Venice.

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PHARAONS RALLY’S NEW YEAR

10/12/2013

PRESS RELEASE 2013 December 10th

PHARAONS RALLY’S NEW YEAR

Spring 2014: the desert is the superstar!

The Pharaons Rally organization is pleased to announce that, thanks to the support of the International Federations and its loyal riders and drivers, the Pharaons Cross Country Rally is ready for its next edition. The dates of the new Cross Country calendar are confirmed for the FIA World Cup and the FIM World Championship, where the PHARAONS RALLY IS OFFICIALLY INCLUDED from May 18th to 25th, 2014. Our competition will take place as usual in the Egyptian desert with new and original tracks. The average temperatures in May are similar to September. We have organized a new shipping option directly from Qatar to Egypt. We will send you shortly our offers. Waiting for you on the 18th of May at the Pharaons Rally in the beautiful location of our bivouacs with the same ...

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PHARAONS RALLY NEW DATE

27/08/2013

PRESS RELEASE N. 11 – 2013, 27th AUGUST

Dear rally friends and fans of Egypt,

Egypt, a majestic country and an ancient civilization, has been experiencing a deep transformation of its political and social life over the last three years. No major change is painless and Egypt’s past few weeks of intense events are no different.

However, everything today suggests that the worst is over and that stability and modernity will soon be the future values of this strong Country. For over 30 years Egypt’s magical desert has been the homeland of the Pharaons Rally, the prestigious race of the Cross Country Rally World Cup and Championship.

To organize and participate in this international event is an adventure that we have always cherished and enjoyed sharing with all the racers and their teams. Above all, we have always ensured that it is carried out with the utmost professionalism and ...

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PHARAONS RALLY IS CONFIRMED

06/08/2013

NEWSLETTER N. 10 – August 6th

As a confirmation that Egypt is more than ever on the way to modernity and political stability, Pharaons Rally has again the full support of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism.

We are therefore glad to confirm our commitment and pleasure in the organization of the Pharaons Rally race due to run from September 28th to October 5th in the Western Desert of Egypt.

Here below the Minister Letter.

http://www.pharaonsrally.com/media/medialibrary/2013/08/Ministry_letter.pdf

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EGYPT BACK ON TRACK! PHARAONS RALLY ALWAYS ON!

18/07/2013

Once again the Egyptian people change the destiny of their country. But the Egyptian desert remains just as mystical and magical. Even though the political situation in Egypt in the last two years was unclear, Pharaons Rally was always there to support the country and to offer rally enthusiasts a unique product. This year is no different. Although the last few weeks were difficult for any lover of Egypt, the situation is now stabilizing and heading towards a better future. The Pharaons Rally has an excellent relationship with the Egyptian Government and its Army, who have very good control of the areas where the race will be organized. Moreover their logistical support and needed authorizations are officially confirmed. They want to show the world that Egypt is on the way to modernity and they want Pharaons Rally to promote this idea. We expect the Egyptian political situation to completely calm ...

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OFFICIAL HOTEL of 2013 PHARAONS RALLY

18/06/2013

The Organization has finalized the facilities for the logistics of the race. So we’re ready also this year to get pilots and teams in touch with the hotel chosen in Cairo.

The official 5 star hotel for 2013 Pharaons Rally is the PYRAMIDS PARK RESORT CAIRO, very close to the Pyramids of Giza, where everyone can work on vehicles and have some relax when work is done. www.pyramidsparkresort.com

Teams can get in touch directly with the contact person in charge at Pyramids Park Resort. Make your own reservation directly and inform the hotel that you are a Rally participant, writing to the customized e-mail address for Pharaons Rally 2013 rally2013@pyramidsparkresort.com or phone at the hotel telephone number : +20.2.38388300 or hotel mobile number : +20 100 544 4078.

The rally rate per person in double room on half board basis including 4 nights on 27 ...

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LUNAR LANDSCAPES AND UNKNOWN TRAILS

21/05/2013

The most fulfilling feature for rally organizers is the scouting. Although it is a difficult task to trace a route, to discover unknown trails, to cross sand dune with the aim to work out something that meets the expectation of competitors. Landscapes greatly inspire while designing the road-book that will thrill pilots along the rally. The task is to keep the promises of a marvelous race, maybe challenging sometimes, but feasible and enjoyable for all.

Two bivouacs this year to make it as efficient and comfortable as possible for the assistance. One in the Baharija Oasis in the dunes of Ghorabi, with a great view of the dunes and the second in Farafra Oasis with again a great view of the White Desert on the horizon. The route this year is a good mix of smooth stretches, testing passages and a great variety of terrains every stage. The second and ...

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Stéphane Henrard joins the Pharaons Rally staff

17/05/2013

The great family of the Pharaons Rally widens. It’s recent news that Stéphane Henrard has become part of the Organization machine of our Egyptian rally with the role of commercial director.

Henrard is a well known name in the rally raid world. Born in Brussels in 1965, has started to race very early in the motor sport events, at the beginning on motorbike at the Enduro Belgian Championship. Then the magic Dakar has taken him over the African trails, again on bike, then driving a buggy made-up by himself in the year 2000. Quite over active with his many great placements on the most significant rallies, among which his victory right at the Pharaons Rally in 2005. His best result at the Dakar is sixth place in 2001, beside being the winner in the diesel category and the best private competitor.

Stéphane has commented with enthusiasm his new role ...

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SPEEDBRAIN and OFFROADSPORT BACK TO PHARAONS!!

15/04/2013

Less than 6 months before the start under the shadow of the Pyramids of Giza, the organizers of the Pharaons Rally are glad to announce the participation - already confirmed – of the last edition winner; the Spanish Joan Barreda with his team companion, the Portuguese Paulo Goncalves. Stage after stage, dune after dune, he will try again to take to the top the colors of the Team Speedbrain.

In the cars category, many repeaters from 2012 are confirmed for 2013. At the start will be the crew Zapletal/Marton (Offroadsport), Matzker/Lee and Krech/Reitbauer (Team Matzker) and also the ever presence of De Lorenzo twins at their eleventh participation at Pharaons, stating “we always come back with pleasure to the Pharaons”.

This is a rewarding result for the organizers that always dedicate great attention to the needs of all competitors, from the brave amateurs wishing to challenge the champions, to ...

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PHARAONS, THE REAL RALLY-RAID

28/03/2013

A country with a seven thousand-years old history, a desert among the most beautiful and varied of the world, a reliable organization that gives priority to its participants’ needs, a contest that spans more than thirty years, and wrote some important pages in the history of Rally-Raids. This is the Pharaons Rally, ready to renew its challenge in the Egyptian desert from September 28th to October 5th 2013. Registration that opened mid-February are proceeding fast with a few days left to the deadline of the first and most convenient rate. Meanwhile the Pharaons Rally staff met at the Italian Baja in Pordenone - the first trial of the FIA World Cup - to invite drivers and riders to a great start of this 2013 edition with a discount on the early Pharaons registration rate as an offer to the Baja competitors. Scouting will start in a few weeks to trace the route ...

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Pharaons Rally 2013

11/02/2013

Less than hundred days after the last spectacular arrival of cars and bikes back from the desert under the Pyramids of Giza, the registrations are opening for the Pharaons 2013!

This will be another special and memorable edition, aimed to confirm the expectations of not only our affectionate supporters but also the brave new ones who wish to face one of the most beautiful deserts in the world with its varied and unpredictable terrains, its majestic dunes, the endless sand of Sahara.

Almost three thousand kilometers of outstanding SS; transfers reduced to the minimum; first class services and bivouacs, incomparable to anywhere else; fast sea transport that allows vehicles to be back in time for the final events of 2013. This is our recipe that racers and riders have definitely appreciated, which we are glad to continue while keeping competitive prices and a personalized assistance, that starts with your registration ...

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