Africa Eco Race 2020 new dates announced 

Africa Eco Race organisers announce new January 5-19 dates for the 12th edition of the rally in 2020.


In a change to the original plan, the 2020 Africa Eco will now run from January 5-19. The all-important starting date has moved, the organiser say, specifically to allow participants to spend New Year’s Eve at home. 

The 2020 the Africa Eco Race will start on January 5 following two days of technical and administrative checks in Sete, France. The racers then hop across the Mediterranean to face a 15 day, 6500 kilometres journey across three different countries in North Africa.

As with previous editions, competitors cross Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal to finish at the shores of the Lac Rose on January 19.  For the 2020 edition new bivouac locations in Morocco, plus some more deep in the Mauritanian dessert, are aimed at further enhancing the memories and realities of the old Dakar days. 

Entries open on the April 15 – enter before the June 30 for a lower entry fee. 

Dakar moving to the Middle East?

As a footnote this announcement from the Africa Eco Race, it now seems incredibly unlikely the Dakar will move back to North Africa (as has been rumoured). That opens the door to other rumours that Dakar will move from South American, where it appears to have run its course, to Saudi Arabia for 2020. 


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Igor Aguado
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