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: Car Manufacturer and Media Relay
For the third time, Florence MIGRAINE BOURGNON and
Corentine QUINIOU DS MAGAZINE / TOYOTA in a TOYOTA LAND CRUISER are winners of the Car Manufacturer and Media Relay Challenge. For the 3rd time, the
sum of 15,000 Euros will be presented to LES ENFANTS D'ARLEQUIN on their behalf.