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Friday, January 18, 2019


During the last edition of the Merzouga Rally, the presence of two Dakar Coaches has been particularly appreciated by competitors.

This year, Frans Verhoeven will be your Dakar coach on the specials, while Pela Renet will assist Edo Mossi during the training modules in the bivouac every evening!

Frans Verhoeven
Pela Renet

The 2017 Merzouga Rally Coaches:

Check out Giovanni Sala interview on stage 4 of the Merzouga Rally 2017.

Giovanni Sala

He is also a four-time winner of the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) World Trophy with the national Italian Team. Sala competed his whole career with KTM. He retired from the World Enduro Championship after the 2004 season, but continued competing in the Italian Enduro Championship, where he won several titles.
Sala finished third of the 2006 Dakar. He is now working as a course inspector for the FIM (International Motorcycling Federation).

Giovanni Sala, present on each specials of the Merzouga Rally 2017 to encourage competitors!
Jean Brucy, giving some advices to Gabriela Novotna during the 2017 Merzouga Rally, Erfoud.

Jean Brucy

Our second asset was Jean Brucy, previous Honda, BMW and KTM driver. Great rally raid specialist for the past 25 years, he participated in 16 editions of the Dakar with a bike (12 times finisher), 11 Dakar with a car, and numerous other rallies in Tunisia, Morocco, Dubai, Australia, Mongolia.
His major skills are his excellent navigation, technical and mechanical knowledge.