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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
News, El Alamein: Pharaons Rally kicks off for a new season
Photo courtesy of pharaonsrally.com
The 32nd round of the Pharaohs International Cross Country Rally kicked off
Tuesday from the Mediterranean city of El Alamein.
than 600 participants from 25 countries are taking part in the 2,375
kilometer-long-rally, scheduled to end near Giza pyramids Saturday.
year’s rally is organized under the auspices of the Tourism Ministry, the
Tourism Promotion Authority and the Automobile and Touring Club of Egypt.
in 1982, the rally is a bike, quad, car and truck race which follows up the
Rallye des Pharaons legendary competition and it is included in the Fédération
Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) World Championship as well as in the World
Cup of Cross Country Rallies.
teams will drive to the Baharia Oasis in Egypt’s western desert where
competitors will have to maneuver over some difficult terrain and rock
formations going up and down steep sand dunes and across vast barren areas of
the stunning desert,” according to the rally’s webpage.
of previous rallies, including Saudi Yazeed Al Rajhi among the cars, Bolivian
Chavo Salvatierra among the bikes and Polish Rafal Sonik among the quad, are
scheduled to take part in this year’s edition.
Hamouda, Security Director of Egypt’s Mediterranean city of Matrouh told Youm7
that tight security measures have been taken to secure the rally, its route and
sport utility vehicles, 30 motorcycles and two helicopters are monitoring the
race to secure the event, in addition to four ambulances for medical care,”