Fassi Cranes Joins Up with Petronas De Rooy IVECO Team
Fassi Cranes has decided to match its brand with the PETRONAS De Rooy IVECO team in key rally raids of the 2018 season. The difficult tests in the deserts and on stony terrain, be they in Peru, Mauritania or the Russian Steppes, are the apprpriate settings for Fassi, a company which is used to producing cranes that face these challenges on construction sites on a daily basis.
Two of the rally raids are scheduled for January: the legendary Dakar, now in its 40th edition, scheduled from 6th to 20th January, preceded by the 10th edition of the Africa Eco Race a few days earlier, from 2nd to 14th January.
The Africa Eco Race will start from Monaco on 31st December, but only from 2nd January will the special stages begin in Morocco. The rally raid is organized by the Frenchman Hubert Auriol, veteran of the Dakar, and takes place on what were the routes of the original Paris-Dakar, which then left the African deserts after the 2007 edition. Once the conflict in Mauritania and neighbouring countries had stabilised, cars, motorcycles and trucks returned to the streets of the famous rally raid. The course of about 6,500 km, with over 4,000 km of special stages, includes five stages in Morocco, one in Mauritania and one in Senegal, with the arrival in Dakar scheduled for 14th January.
The 40th Dakar (the 10th rally held in South America) will start from Lima, Peru, on 6th January and in 14 stages (of which seven are all off-road) will cross Bolivia and Argentina, for over 5,000 km of special stages and less than 4,000 transfers. It will conclude on 20th January in Cordoba, Argentina.