The Bowler team is heading back to the sand dunes and mountains of Morocco next week for the six day Rallye du Maroc international Rally Raid from 4-9 October, supporting four Bulldog customer competitors of varying levels and competitive experience.
Bowler’s Bulldog is no stranger to the Moroccan rally raid terrain, having competed and won there at this year’s Tuareg Rally in the capable hands of Bowler’s Test & Development Driver, Alex Cole.
The race’s history dates back to 1982 with the arrival of Paris-Agadir, the first rally raid to run in Morocco. Now entering a new era under the new ownership of experienced rally raider David Castera since January 2018, this race is also a first for Bowler.
The four Bowler customer entrants and their numerous fellow competitors, in cars and trucks and on quads and motorbikes, will travel over 2000kms comprising 690kms of liaison and almost 1400kms covering fast and gravelly sections, mountain terrain and deep sand dunes, all with breath taking scenery. Following the prologue on the evening of Thursday 4 October in Fez, the convoy heads south to Erfoud where the service team remain in one place as the competitors venture out on different stages each day before returning to Fez during the final stage.
Rallye du Maroc is the penultimate international event in Bowler’s 2018 racing calendar, with the Eco Race completing the set where Bowler will support more customers to fulfil their rally racing ambitions.
Looking ahead to 2019, international racing commences with the Tuareg Rally from 16-23 March on the western edge of Algeria and the Grand Erg Oriental. The rally commences in Taghit and from there the route heads south to Beni Abbes. Two circuits lead into the mountains of Djebel Mezneren and the dunes of Erg Raoul before heading back towards Taghit.
To find out more about taking part in this or other exhilarating races supported by Bowler’s acclaimed factory team, as an owner driver or Arrive & Drive customer, visit the Racing pages of this website.