For more than 18 years, the OiLibya Rally of Morocco has seen the greatest drivers in all categories of the rally raid. To celebrate the tenth year of the rally under the era NPO EVENTS, check out the Champions who have marked the history of the OiLibya Rally of Morocco.
First of all in 2008, the first winner the rally of Morocco by NPO EVENTS, is none other than Jean-Louis SCHLESSERfourth title on Moroccan land (2000, 2001, 2002). The following year, Stéphane PETERHANSEL wins the rally of Morocco with his BMW XRAID. In 2010, the duo PETERHANSEL/COTTRET directed double to the OiLibya Rally of Morocco.
The Dutchman Bernhard TENBRIKE co-driven by the french Mathieu BAUMEL (MITSUBISHI) won in 2011 the fourth edition of the OiLibya Rally of Morocco by NPO EVENTS. The following year the french duo VIGOUROUX/WINOCQ (EV RACING) is required to the crew of the Russian pilot Leonid NOVITSKY. For the 15th edition of the Morocco rally,. Orlando TERRANOVA and FIUZA Paulo wins the titlethe first for the team XRAID MINI.
Since 2014a binomial won the trophy each year: Nasser AL-ATTIYAH and BAUMEL Mathieu. The first two songs with XRAID MINI and the last in 2016 with OVERDRIVE RACING.
The winners of the 2016 World Cup FIA of rally off-road, can achieve the pass of 4 this year... Stay tuned...
NPO EVENTS created in 2009 a new 'OPEN' category to also highlight the best amateur crews. Jean-Antoine SABATIER WINS this category 3 years in a row between 2011 and 2013. Jean-Antoine's the only driver to have won this category several times!
If the first edition of the rally OiLibya Morocco by NPO EVENTS was won by the french trio BOUEY / COTTRET / GONZALEZ (RENAULT)is the truck category often played between the crews of Elisabete JACINTO and Gérard DE ROOJ. In the end these crews have won two titles each on the Moroccan land. However,. Since two years the RENAULT trucks regained the title in the category, with Maarteen VAN DER BRINK in 2015 and then Gerrit HUZINK in 2016.
Which of these Champions will add in 2017 a new line in the history of the OiLibya Rally of Morocco?
The first edition the Rally of Morocco by NPO EVENTS is won by the Team YAMAHA and its french driver David FRETIGNE. A 100% podium that year with the two french HONDA from Thierry BETHYS and Bruno DA COSTA. In 2009the competition is intense in the motorcycle category, Marc COMA (KTM) is required in front of the Norwegian PAL Anders ULLEVALSETER. Third in 2009, Cyril DESPRES WINS OiLibya Rally of Morocco 2010 in front of the driver YAMAHA Helder RODRIGUES and his teammate at KTM Marc COMA.
In 2011the Portuguese pilot Helder RODRIGUES wins the title front Polish Jakub PRZYGONSKI and the Norwegian PAL Anders ULLEVALSETER both on KTM. The following year, Cyril DEPRES stands on Moroccan soil for the 4th time in his career (2000, 2003, 2010, 2012) after a magnificent duel with the pilot HUSQVARNA Joan BARREDA. In 2013There is a great battle between Paulo Gonçalves (HONDA) and Marc COMA (KTM) the trophy of the OiLibya Rally of Morocco and the title of World Champion! In the end,. Paulo Gonçalves is necessary for 3 minutes before Marc COMA and thus wins two prestigious titles.
From 2014, the KTM Team dominates motorcycle of the OiLibya Rally of Morocco category. First of all with Marc COMA who wins in 2014 soundthird title to the Morocco and its Second World Champion title before removing his helmet in competition official. Then Sam SUNDERLAND, recent winner of the DAKAR, succeeded him in 2015. His teammate Toby PRICEahead in the last step in 2016 andwon the title at Erfoud.
What Team can dethrone RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING in October?
The first winner Quad on the Rally of Morocco by NPO EVENTS is the french Lionel wool in 2008. We can also note the victory in 2011 the Russian pilot Dmitry PAVLOVwho had won the category Enduro Quad Cup in 2009. The french driver Vincent Vincent has he also won two categories respectively in 2012 and 2013. But this quad category of the OiLibya Rally of Morocco is marked by the imprint the Polish driver Rafal SONIK. The FIM World Champion multiple Quad won the event 3 consecutive years between 2013 and 2015before being Dethroned in 2016 by the french driver Sébastien SOUDAY.
Can the Polish rider reclaim the title in 2017?
Enduro Cup, an NPO EVENTS innovation category
In 2009, NPO EVENTS decided to innovate by creating the Enduro Cup category. Onesimplified preparation of the vehicle to allow for the amateur and young talentsto participate in an international rally, in optimal security conditions.
Copied by other organisers, this category is today a true talent poolwhere the general is increasingly high. With Fifteen participants in 2008the Enduro Cup category attracts Today more than 30 participants.