The first ever 24 hour race in Africa: …Le 24H DAKAR 2009!
Are you ready for a new adventurous challenge?
A new race, a new continent, a new culture, a new challenge and a new adventure: Le 24H Dakar 2009.
On 20, 21 and 22 February 2009 the first 24-hour race for touring and GT-cars in the rich history of Africa will take place in Dakar. The race will be held on the new 4,7 km long circuit: “Le Circuit de Dakar – Baobabs” in Senegal. The circuit opened in June 2008 with a 6-hour race in the presence of the six time Le Mans champion Jacky Ickx.
This new circuit is situated approximately 80 kms south of Dakar, and is FIA grade 3 approved. The track-width varies between 12 and 15 meters and the track has 21 challenging bends and corners.
The regulations are equal to the fourth edition of the TOYO TIRES 24H of Dubai in January 2009. This means that Touring, GT cars and Silhouette cars with a maximum of 4000cc and 6 cylinders are allowed. For cars above 4000 cc and / or with more than 6 cylinders there is a special class with a minimum weight / power ratio of 3,7 kg/hp. Many enthusiastic amateur teams and (semi) professional teams from all over the world will take part in this race, and don’t forget the local teams! There will be a great international field with cars like Porsche, BMW, Seat, Renault, Alfa Romeo, Volkswagen, Mazda, Nissan, Ford, Austin Martin, Lotus and other brands.
African culture, nice weather, exotic atmosphere and beautiful surroundings
Referring to the success of the TOYO TIRES 24H Dubai, which again takes place in January 2009, and the ingredients Dakar has to offer, Le 24h Dakar is set to be a big succes. Besides the fact that the weather in February will be very pleasant with an average temperature of 25 degrees centigrade, the African culture has a lot to offer. Impressive nature, the adventurous safaris and the experience of the African Wildlife. Add to this all the unique African atmosphere and the friendly and hospitable African people and you can be assured that all participants will take home unforgettable memories about the 24 hour race.
Transport of your race car and equipment
Creventic arranges transport of your race car and equipment (2 pallets per car) to Dakar. This will happen by seafreight in 40ft containers. Standard transport from Rotterdam (The Netherlands) to Dakar and back again is included in the entryfee. We can also arrange transport from any other port to Dakar. For the teams who are participating in the TOYO TIRES 24H Dubai, the containers will go directly from Dubai to Dakar, where the teams have the possibility to prepare their car for the next race “Le 24H Dakar”.
Holiday in the luxurious hotels and resorts in Saly
Saly is the ideal place to enjoy a lovely (family)holiday, with beautiful 4-star hotels and resorts, only 20 minutes from the circuit. The hotels offer large swimmingpools as well as a variety of (water)sports including Big Game Fishing. This event is an ideal opportunity to combine racing with a safari in a nearby wildlife reserve.
Already 21 participants
There is a lot of interest for this race. In a very short time already 21 teams have pre-registered. The entry fee including transport from Rotterdam (The Netherlands) is EURO 5.950 EUR per car (excluding 18% VAT).
Check our website www.le24hdakar.com for much more information about the destination, the track and various travelpackages and excursions.