AZOUGUI > AKJOUJT
Stage 9 - january 11th 2017
STAGE 9 : 464 km
LIAISON : AZOUGUI / ATAR : 49 km
SPECIAL STAGE : ATAR / AKJOUJT : 390 km
LIAISON : AKJOUJT / BIVOUAC AKJOUJT : 25 km
The stars will take place near Atar after a liaison of about 50 kilometers. A stage where the navigators will have to be focused on because it will be very difficult in terms of orientation. The majority of the stage will take place in the heart of the dunes and camel grass which will be demanding considering the distance. Last year, many have had difficult times in this erg. Once passed this huge sandbox, the route will bring the competitors next to Azougui where will be placed the refueling of motorcycles. Then, they will go back to Akjoujt by taking the track of the previous day with a difficult section on the dike. A relatively short stage in terms of distance but not necessarily regarding the racing time because there will really be gardening or shoveling, and maybe even both!