Sat 01 April 2017

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2017

Today the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge kicks off the 2017 World Championship Rally season! We’re looking forward to this first round! Two days ago the team went for a small shake down of the bikes in the big sand dunes near Abu Dhabi. Yesterday they went through the administrative and technical checks at the Yas Marina Circuit and now everything is set, the final preparations are done.

Looking forward to the Super Special this afternoon. If the weather in the UAE continues to be wet, the Spectator Stage at the Al Forson International Sports Resort (Super Special) should be quite the show. The conditions are wet and slippery at this moment.

After the Super Special the starting positions for the first stage will be clear and the riders will receive their first roadbook. From Sunday onwards the riders will face a lot of sand and dunes during the five stages out in the Liwa desert.

Our riders are:
18 Trevor Wilson
19 James Ferguson

Don’t forget to keep an eye on them.


Both riders are Australian, for James this is his first World Championship rally. His goal is to finish in the best possible way. Trevor is working towards the 2018 Dakar. His main goal is to gain as much experience as possible and get well prepared to the 2018 Dakar.

After the shake down and the administrative and technical checks, they are now ready to go!

Race schedule:
Saturday 1st April – Super Special at Al Forsan International Sports Resort
Sunday 2nd April – Stage 1 / Special: 276.59 km / Yas Marina Circuit Stage
Monday 3rd April – Stage 2 / Special: 289.39 km / Nissan Stage
Tuesday 4th April – Stage 3 / Special: 288.73 km / Al Ain Water Stage
Wednesday 5th April – Stage 4 / Special: 250.25 km / ADNOC Distribution Stage
Thursday 6th April – Stage 5 / Special: 219.76 km / Abu Dhabi Aviation Stage / Finish

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Next rally after the 2017 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge => Merzouga rally from 7 – 12 May in Morocco.







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