2012
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THE RALLY 2012
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.: PICTURE ARCHIVES 2012 :.
Stage-by-Stage pictures from Intercontinental Rally 2012.
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Stage 3 (Merzouga - M’Hamid)
Stage 3 (Merzouga - M’Hamid)
Stage 3 (Merzouga - M’Hamid)
Stage 3 (Merzouga - M’Hamid)
Stage 3 (Merzouga - M’Hamid)
Stage 3 (Merzouga - M’Hamid)
Stage 4: Mhamid - Tata
Today's stage was a little shorter than typical but it made up for it in difficulty. Later 10 o'clock start gave the crews a welcome rest and an opportunity for vehicle maintenance. The fesh section early on brought on frantic digging by many teams and shovels and winches did not stop until the afternoon. At this time it was already apparent that the 4 hour limit will be met by only very few. Things got further complicated when a short liaison between two off road section was made impassable by demonstrating school children demanding better school bus service.
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )

Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )

Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )

Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )

Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )

Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )

Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )

Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage4 (Zagora - Tata )
Stage 5: Tata – Fort Bou Jerif
Narrow gorges and steep mountain sides dominated the 5th stage as we crossed the Atlas mountains and descent towards the Atlantic coast. Tire punctures and technical breakdowns due to the rocky terrain kept the rally technical assistance team for most of the day. The racing, especially amongst motorbikes, is incredibly close with just minutes and few hundred points separating the top competitors. In the car race the Statek team is steadily climbing up in the standings while the Def Tec boys seem to be determine to drive their vehicles on the edge of self destruction. Def Tec 1 continued in the race after emergency repairs after a roll over. The crew is uninjured and is busy working on their car to get it working by tomorrow morning.
Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)
Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)
Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)
Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)
Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)
Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)

Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)
Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)
Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)
Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)
Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)
Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)

Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)
Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)
Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)
Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)
Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)
Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)

Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)
Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)
Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)
Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)
Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)
Stage 5 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif)
Stage 6: Fort Bou Jerif - Layoune
The day started with the crossing of the legendary Plage Blanche, a remote 50 km long beach battered by the waves and winds of the Atlantic Ocean. Rising tide meant that the dry part of the beach was soft and the going was tougher than expected. The bikes were squirmy and cars overheated easily as they struggled to keep pace along the waterline. Once off the beach the stage continued over a network of rocky path used to carry supplies into coastal fishing camps. Navigational mistakes proved to be costly as at least one rider drowned their bike in a river estuary. Next the caravan had to make some distance to move close to the city of Laayoune. But even the pavement provided no respite for the weary crews as the gail force side wind was relentless and the road was covered in sand drifts. Finally another 130 km long off road section made sure everyone was running on empty by the time they reached the bivouac. The motorbike race standings changed significantly as two of the leaders dropped out due to exhaustion and injuries.
Stage 6 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif )
Stage 6 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif )
Stage 6 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif )
Stage 6 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif )
Stage 6 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif )
Stage 6 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif )

Stage 6 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif )
Stage 6 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif )
Stage 6 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif )
Stage 6 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif )
Stage 6 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif )
Stage 6 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif )

Stage 6 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif )
Stage 6 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif )
Stage 6 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif )
Stage 6 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif )
Stage 6 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif )
Stage 6 (Tata – Fort Bou Jerif )
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