CALENDAR

MERZOUGA RALLY – MAY 7th-12th, 2017

10th of October, 2016                     Registrations Opening
1st of February, 2017                  Switching to second tariff
20th April , 2017                             Closing of registrations
6th of MAY 2017                              Scrutineering
7th of MAY 2017                              Free Practice, Prologue and first stage
8th-11th of MAY 2017                      4 days of race
12th of MAY 2017                            Grand Prix des Dunes and Awards

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM MERZOUGA RALLY 2017

Sunday, May 7th – Free Practice, Prologue & 1st Stage – Xaluca Erfoud
7.15 a.m.                              Opening of the “park fermé”
7.30 a.m.                              Free Practice – First competitor start
9.30 a.m.                              Free Practice – Last competitor start
11.30 a.m.                            Free Practice – Arrival of the last competitor
9.45 a.m.                              Prologue – First competitor start
11.45 a.m.                            Prologue – Last competitor start
12:00 a.m.                            Workshop with Marc Coma
1:00 p.m.                              Stage 1 Road book delivery
3:00 p.m.                              Compulsory briefing for pilots and crews
3:30 p.m. (competitors only) Official Picture – Closed park (compulsory)
4:00 p.m.                              Stage 1 – First competitor start
6:00 p.m.                              Stage 1 – Last competitor start
8:00 p.m.                              Briefing stage 2

Monday, May 8th – Stage 2 – Erfoud/Erfoud
7:00 a.m.                              First competitor BIKE / QUAD start
09.00 a.m.                            First SxS start
12:00 a.m.                            Expected arrival of the first BIKE competitor to the hotel
6:30 p.m.                              Briefing for pilots and crews
7:00 p.m.                              Workshop with Marc Coma

Tuesday, May 9th – Stage Three – Erfoud/Erfoud
7:00 a.m.                              First competitor BIKE / QUAD start
09.00 a.m.                            First SxS start
14.00 p.m.                            Expected arrival of the first BIKE competitor to the hotel
5:00 p.m.                              Expected arrival of the last competitor to the hotel
6:30 p.m.                              Briefing for pilots and crews
7:00 p.m.                              Workshop with Marc Coma

Wednesday, May 10th – Stage Four – Erfoud/Marathon Bivouac
7:00 a.m.                              First competitor BIKE / QUAD start
09.00 a.m.                            First SxS start
2:00 p.m.                              Exit of the first support vehicle from the bivouac
4:00 p.m.                              Expected arrival of the first BIKE to the marathon bivouac
7:00 p.m.                              Expected arrival of the last competitor to the bivouac
7:30 p.m.                              Competitors Briefing

Thursday, May 11th – Stage Five – Marathon Bivouac / Erfoud
7:00 a.m.                              First competitor BIKE / QUAD start
09.00 a.m.                            First SxS start
12.45 a.m.                            Expected arrival of the first BIKE competitor to the hotel
17:00 p.m.                            Expected arrival of the last competitor to the hotel
6:30 p.m.                              Briefing for pilots and crews
7:00 p.m.                              Dakar Tour presentation

Friday, May 12th – Stage Six – Extreme GP
09.00 a.m.                            “Grand Prix des Dunes”: Departure “LeTouquet” for BIKE
10:40 a.m.                            “Grand Prix des Dunes”: Departure “LeTouquet” for the SxS
12:00 a.m.                            BIKE Podium
12:30 a.m.                           SxS Podium
8:00 p.m.                              XALUCA hotel Erfoud : Party and Prize giving ceremony