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The magic of the Pyramids welcomes Al Attiyah, Piatek and Abu Issa

16/05/2015

GIZA – The emotion to finish the Pharaons Rally at the Giza Pyramids it’s a unique thing in the scenery of the rally raid. An even stronger emotion for the winners of the 2015 edition: Nasser Al Attiyah/Mathieu Baumel (QAT/FRA – Mini All4 Racing) among the cars, Jakub Piatek (POL – KTM) among the bikes and Mohammed Abu Issa (QAT – Honda) among the quads.

The last leg of the 2015 Pharaons has started this morning from the Baharija Oasis for a special of 339 kilometres, a special that traditionally shows up some surprises. But tradition was almost playing against Mohammed Al Balooshi (ARE – KTM), the pilot that dominated the first three stages and yesterday lost his leadership for a navigation mistake. An engine failure of his KTM right before the CP1 has obliged him to push his bike for five kilometres, then got to the finish one hour and half ...

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Balooshi looses his leadership, Al Attiyah is already looking at the Pyramids

15/05/2015

TIBNIYA – The second to the last stage of Pharaons Rally has run over the same track of the second stage, due to the discovery of an archeological site few days before the start of the race. Over a track almost all traced by the passage of the second day, navigation was not playing a dominant role, but in spite of this, surprises were not missing. Mainly among the bikes, with the classification leader Mohammed Al Balooshi (KTM: he has made the same mistake of two days ago, so he’s lost much time before getting back on the right track.

The leg has gone to the Bolivian Chavo Salvatierra (KTM) leaving few attention to the navigation and - even if he opened the track as in the previous days - he has made the difference compared to his competitors.

Salvatierra has preceded by 3’55’’ the Polish Jakub Piatek that has gained ...

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Changes in the bikes results

14/05/2015

After the mistake in the coordinates of the waypoint at km 261,60, the International Jury took the decision to neutralize the time between the previous and the following waypoints, corresponding with km 244.310 and 268.950. According to the new results, Mohammed Al Balooshi wins the stage with 1’24’’ lead over Jakub Piatek. Diocleziano Toia loses the leadership of the stage and is now third with 2’36’’ behind Balooshi. Quad rider Mohammed Abu Issa wins the stage ahead of Rafael Sonik. The change in the results leads to a new overall ranking with Balooshi leading over Piatek (2) and Salvatierra (3). Abu Issa has secured his lead over Sonik with 4 minutes difference.

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Al Rajhi, Toia e Sonik at the top in the third stage

14/05/2015

TIBNIYA – Pyramids are getting increasingly closer, with the third stage of 2015 Pharaons Rally that has passed the turning point with a varied day as usual with many kind of terrains. A wide loop of 346 kilometres, 319 of which of selective section, that has seen the victory of Yazeed Al Rajhi among the cars, Diocleziano Toia among the bikes and Rafal Sonik in the quad category.

Being fifth at the start this morning and exploiting this at his best, Yazeed Al Rajhi (Toyota) has doubled the success of the first stage again in front of Nasser Al Attiyah (Mini), who is definitely registered in second position. The gap between the two is 1’28’’ that becomes 3’38’’ for Erik Van Loon (Mini), finally actor of high level stage. Only fourth is the winner of yesterday, the Russian Vladimir Vasilyev (Mini), anyway only four minutes behind from the winner ...

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Vasilyev, Al Balooshi and Abu Issa dominant over the Sitra dunes

13/05/2015

TIBNIYA – Vladimir Vasilyev among the cars, Mohammed Al Balooshi among the bikes and Mohammed Abu Issa among the quads are the winners of the second stage of the 2015 Pharaons Rally. The first drivers and riders have started at 6.00 am directly from the bivouac for the long stage of the day, 457 kilometres total, of which 343 of selective section. In the day menu the beautiful dunes of Sitra, North of the road that from Baharija takes to the remote Oasis of Siwa.

Among the cars it has been the Russian Vladimir Vasilyev (Mini), that has been able to exploit his fourth position at the start in ending the special with the timing 03:17:42. For 1’22’’ he succeded to preced Nasser Al Attiyah (Mini), also today second although now new leader of the general classification. While in third position we find another Mini with Adam ...

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Al Rajhi, Al Balooshi and Abu Issa: Middle East dominion in the first day

12/05/2015

TIBNIYA – It was still dark when the first bike has left the Caesar Bay Resort of El Alamein direction start of the first selective section of 2015 Pharaons Rally. A transfer of 215 kilometres has taken to the start of special, the first real commitment for the competitors with its 228 kilometres.

Yazeed Al Rajhi (Toyota Overdrive) among the cars, Mohammed Al Balooshi (KTM) among the bikes and Mohamed Abu Issa (Yamaha) among the quads on the opening day of the rally.

Among the four wheels drive the strong Saudi has wished to immediately assert his intention to win again the Pharaons and like last year he has pointed toward the prince of the desert, Nasser Al Attiyah (Mini), preceeding him by two minutes.

Third position for the Polish Adam Malysz (Mini), some six minutes from the winner, while a fourth has concluded to be the actual World Champion, the ...

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The desert waits for the Pharaons

11/05/2015

Leaning on the blue of the Mediterranean Sea, half way between El Alamein and Marsa Matrouh, the Caesar Bay Resort has welcomed two days of checks of the 2015 Pharaons Rally. hugged by the sea breeze, pilots and assistants have finalized all the initial procedures, ready to launch themselves in five difficult stages that will take all to the Giza Pyramids, where Saturday May 16th the Egyptian Rally will finish.

Today they have concluded the checks all the bigs of the two and four wheels, headed by the winners of the previous editions, the Saudi Yazeed Al Rajhi (Toyota Overdrive) among the cars, the Bolivian Chavo Salvatierra among the bikes and the Polish Rafal Sonik among the quad.

The fight among cars will be lead mainly by Nasser Al Attiyah (Mini X-Raid), that last year fought up to the last kilometer with Yazeed, and obviously also with the actual World ...

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Pharaons Rally: le compte à reboursa commencé!!!

01/05/2015

Le nouveau défi dans le désert égyptien commencera sous peu : le Pharaons Rallye 2015, quatrième rendez-vous de la Coupe du Monde FIA Cross-country et le troisième du Championnat du Monde de la FIM. Les procédures d’embarquement au port de Venise sont effectuées et le navire de Grimaldi se dirige déjà vers Alexandrie, tandis que d'autres véhicules arriveront directement en provenance d'Abu Dhabi et Qatar.

Rendez-vous le 10 mai à El Alamein au luxueux Caesar Bay Resort, entre les dunes et les langues de sable blanc qui longent la côte méditerranéenne de couleur bleu clair. Deux journées seront consacrées à la nécessaire "bureaucratie" avant la course, pour voir ce passionnant défi démarrer le 12 mai, traversant des lieux magiques plein d'histoire. Direction sud, vers l' Oasis de Tibniya, qui sera la base du Rallye des Pharaons pour trois jours et ses étapes suivantes.

Le dernier jour menera ...

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Le tracé du Rallye des Pharaons 2015 est défini, une édition qui s'annonce relevée.

27/03/2015

Le tracé du Rallye des Pharaons 2015 est défini, une édition qui s'annonce relevée.

L'équipe de reconnaissance a terminé l'exploration et toutes les étapes sont maintenant définies. Après les dunes de la première étape, qui nécessiteront de bonnes compétences en navigation, les paysages à couper le souffle de la région de Sitra s'offriront aux équipages lors de l'ascension de dunes beaucoup plus techniques, dès le jour suivant. Le fesh-fesh rapide qui recouvre le plateau vers Farafra nécessitera une grande attention tandis que les dunes molles de la 4ème étape procureront beaucoup de plaisir aux pilotes et copilotes. Un avant goût du Rallye des Pharaons 2015, dont la dernière étape nous mènera au Caire le 16 mai. Après cinq jours de course et de désert total, les gagnants et tous les concurrents seront récompensés de leurs efforts sous le regard bienveillant du Sphinx.

Parmi les équipes ...

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Le carte 2015

18/02/2015

Le Rallye des Pharaons comptant pour le Championnat du Monde FIM et la Coupe du Monde FIA des rallyes tout-terrain se déroulera en Egypte du 12 au 17 Mai 2015.

Le parcours se voit définitivement entériné par l’équipe de reconnaissance, il se développera sur 2.300 km et comportera 1.600 km en secteurs sélectifs étalés sur 5 étapes qui écriront l’histoire de cette manche mondiale mythique.

Le départ de la course se tiendra près d'El Alamein après deux jours de vérifications administratives, techniques et le briefing obligatoire (10 et 11 Mai 2015).

La grande nouveauté de cette édition: le parcours s’apparente à une marguerite avec un cœur central, un bivouac permanent à Tibniya. Une manière de simplifier la logistique de l’organisation et celle des assistances qui n’auront pas à bouger, ni à couvrir quotidiennement des liaisons épuisantes.

Découpage du rallye

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Parcour 2015

23/01/2015

De la Méditerranée aux Pyramides: plus de 2.000 km de désert dont 1.500 km de spéciales. L'édition 2015 du Rallye des Pharaons traversera des paysages sahariens multiples et surprenants, émotions garanties. Un tracé qui réserve de nombreuses surprises et offrira à n'en pas douter du plaisir à tous les concurrents: départ le 12 mai d'El Alamein, station balnéaire située sur la Méditerranée à 100 km d'Alexandrie. Les vérifications se dérouleront dans une ambiance "Caraïbe " sur fond de sable blanc et mer turquoise. La caravane se dirigera ensuite plein Sud vers l'oasis de Baharya. Cette année, un unique bivouac "cinq étoiles" nous permettra de réduire toujours plus les transferts, et offrira avec un tracé "en étoile" un désert grandiose et varié: Dunes, pistes, rocaille, fesh-fesh et canyons spectaculaires . Après cinq étapes passionnantes, l'arrivée se fera dans la demeure des Pharaons : les grandes Pyramides ...

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