Date: Jan 26, 2015
Route: Almeria - Taourirt
Country: Spain - Morocco Character: Warm up stage, no competition.
today, just warming up!
The chilly predawn start got the rally underway with a short prologue to the Almeria harbor. All but two competitors made it to the finish line within the set time limit and thus will start 2nd stage without penalties. Next, the entire cavalcade boarded MS Sherbatskiy for a very smooth and uneventful sailing over the Mediterranean to Morocco. The stage continued with 100 km long liaison to the bivouac in Guercif. Tomorrow, the rocky 420 km long stage to Merzouga will be the first hard test of the rally culminating with a spectacular dune top finish.