FREE ITINERARY UNTIL CASABLANCA (I.E. INCLUDING ALL OF SPAIN): THE SPIRIT OF A YACHT RACE!
A prologue will be organised on 18 March from Futuroscope to Toulouse. After the official start on 19 March from Toulouse, the “pink city”, participants are free to choose their own itinerary until they reach Casablanca.
In the spirit of a yacht race, the organisers will not provide any assistance during this part of the rally, except the geo-localisation of participants and the use of a hotline for emergencies (any calls are subject to penalties).
Participants decide on their route depending on their charging strategy – they are free to choose charging points and stop overs.
A.T.O will provide technical and logistics assistance as well as medical aid. It will also organise all accommodation, meals and charging points from Casablanca (included in registration fees).
During the race, one of the main challenges will be to find charging points to charge the vehicles, especially in Spain where charging stations are still few and far between. One of the goals of the rally raid is to show local authorities the importance of such a network of charging points, insisting on the efficiency of those powered by renewable energy sources.
Overall, motorcycles have a slight advantage in the competition because the bikes can be charged using 220V sockets (at service stations for example). Therefore the lack of charging stations will be less of a problem for this category!
As a tribute to Aéropostale, letters reflecting on ecology and sustainable development will be exchanged between French and Moroccan school children. Thanks to the support of our sponsors, there are also plans to help set up libraries and multimedia rooms in a selection of schools in rural areas of Morocco.
Finally, technical colleges in France, such as Lycée Paul-Héraut in Gap, have been invited to work on projects involving electric vehicles (designing or restoring) and will have the opportunity to share their projects with technical colleges in Morocco by participating in the rally with their vehicles.