BRINK'S Challenge

At the finish line in Essaouira

Having become legendary throughout the years, the official finish in the beach in Essaouira is always a must. After a day of driving, the Gazelles and organizers are invited to a welcoming dinner offered by Royal Air Maroc at the Atlas Hotel. On Saturday morning the vehicles take one last drive, along the beach this time, at low tide, to finish the race before a cheering crowd. The Gazelles, their guests and their sponsors enjoy a welcome drink in Berber tents set up on the beach before making their way to the prize giving ceremony. The prize giving takes place in an enormous white tent at the entrance to the Medina. The Gazelles are greeted by a guard of honour formed by the event's organizers, 160 in number this year. For the first time the Gazelles then form a guard of honour themselves, for the organizers... Emotions are running high! On the stage, Dominique Serra thanks everyone, and is followed by: the Governor of Essaouira, the director of Aïcha, Title Partner of the rally for 17 years, representatives of Total France and Total Morocco, rally partners since 1999, a representative of Brasseries du Maroc who supplied 15,000 bottles of Cristaline drinking water and 25,000 cans of Feyrouz soda pop.

Prize giving: 
Brink's Challenge

Brink's, celebrating 150 years and four years of partnership with the Rallye, presents their award to Team 103 - Angélique ALVERGNAS and  Sidonie DUBRULE
ALVERGNAS AUTOMOBILES / RABOBANK in a TOYOTA KDJ 120, for the second consecutive year. Jean Christophe Chwat presents the team with the sum of 200,000 Dirhams which will be given to a local association that handles micro credit projects for the development of Morocco's sustainable rural tourism industry.