Intercontinental Rally 2018
DESERT DREAMS Personalised fotobook for Tony Walker and Daniel Kooij. Photographer Bastian Benjamin Brüsecke follows the „Intercontinental Rally 2018“ to capture the best moments in pictures. This varied collection of pictures shows one of the last rally adventures through the impressive Sahara regions between Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal.
Tony and Daniel race out to fulfill the dream of reaching Dakar and to live a life that is driven by passion.
Memories and impressions rise out of nowhere. Pictures that tell stories about life, adventure, succes and defeat.
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DESERT DREAMS Personalised fotobook for
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Intercontinental Rally 2018
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Intercontinental Rally 2018 Sahara is the greatest desert on earth. Inhuman conditons, endless sand dunes, and vast plains all belong to her, as does the legendary route to Dakar. This bustling city in Senegal has been the finish line of rally drivers since 1978. A rally isnÂ´t just a race against time. Disorientation, long distances and Isolation are all part of the challenge. The Intercontinental Rally at 6.000 km is one of the last big rally-adventures on earth.
Tony Walker He did his first rally in 2014 with a bike he knew for just 20 km! „I had done very little off-road riding for the preceding 10 years and just hoped that experience I gained when I was younger and did some trips away with friends would be sufficient to see me through. By the third day I was settling in nicely and started to love it. That is why I have returned to the rally two more times and each time had another unique and amazing adventure.“ „I was not initially going to enter IR2018 but after completing the 2017 edition I came home and explained to Daniel what it was like. His eyes lit up and he declared that he wanted to do it. Dan is the kind of person that does not say these things unless he means it. We decided to get organised for the next Intercontinental Rally.“
Daniel Kooij The Intercontinental Rally was his first rally ever and he just did one week of rally riding in marocco before. This is what I call „a good pressure“. But he decided to not take the long way to Dakar alone. „Last year Tony mentioned how much fun he had and what a challenge it was, the challenge part triggered me to do it. Im always looking for new ways to challenge myself and overcome situations that present themselves. I liked most just being in the raw and uncut nature, and just figuring out a way through it, simply a great new experience for me. And now I want more !“
Start The journey begins next to Almeria in Spain. This beautiful place is located in the region Andalucia, directly at the coast of the mediterranean. It is the last waypoint before Africa and the camping â€žla Garoffaâ€œ gives a warm welcome and a last chance for a rest to all participants before the adventure starts.
The organisation Crew „a rally without them is simply impossible“ Dominik Steger Günther Steger Veronika Kralova Lubomir Vojkuvka
Pavel Sopik Iva Raskova Martina Krsickova Dalibor Picka
Klara Zeminova Matej Bresky Jan Smolucha Jiri Vasatko
Jiri Vasatko / Organizer Intercontinental Rally He is a passionate rally driver and turned into a organizer after the old „Paris-Dakar“ Rally went to south america in 2009. Since 2011 the Intercontinental Rally follows the spirit of the „real way to Dakar“ and keeps the adventure in Africa, as a „non commercial rally“ for everybody alive.
Morocco After 5 hours at sea on the Mediterranean we reach the fascinating continent and have already taken on a bit of time travel together. All that is modern and comfortable has been left behind us. Culture, landscapes, and ways of life have been replaced. The daily life in Morocco impresses with a varied picture of cold mountains, high dunes and lively villages.
Mauritania The border of Mauritania is like a border to another world. This country is almost three times the size of Germany, but has only four million people. Only three large roads cross the countryside, connecting the small villages with each other. A lifeline that goes straight across the desert. Mauritania is one big desert! Dry air, sand, and dust dominate everyday life.
Senegal Just after crossing the border into Senegal, we cross the river bearing the same name. A 1.000 km long water source that forms the natural border between the two countries. And there where water is, there are also people again, and there where people are, is also life. Dune fields turn to fruitful soil and large floodplains for the rainy season. On the way to Saint Louis the desert turns to savanna.
Finish Theyâ€™ve made it, they are at the finish line at the Lac Rose. Each person finds his own challenge within this adventure. One thing is sure, for all participants just crossing the finish line is a win. However, the paths over the line have different purposes. Some of them struggle for the win and other want only to experience the desert or fulfill a childhood dream. Through their honest and shared respect for one another they make a way for the next edition of the rally.
Rally is our passion and we want to thank you all for your support Dakar is reached and we want to thanks our family and friends for their appreciation and comprehension. Tony: „The motivation to ride rallies comes from the desire to test myself in highly stimulating but potentially uncomfortable situations. There are few real adventures available in todays developed World but the infrastructure of the rally allows you to experience true wilderness and self sufficiency while testing both mental and physical endurance to the limit. Without the support mechanism of the rally organisation it would not be possible to ride through the stunning vistas we do, often at high speeds, with the navigational challenge that we must overcome. Of course you get to know somebody much better in these situations. It was great to do this together with Dan somebody who I know I can completely rely on when the chips are down and I now look forward to the fact we will be heading off again in the future to ride more wide open spaces.“ One of the interesting things to reflect on is that for every rally I have entered, there have been moments where I told myself I would definitely not be coming back to face the current hell and other moments when I was indescribably happy and exhilarated. Without fail, every time I reached the finish line I had a very strong desire to sort out another trip. Daniel: „Being in a team with Tony was awesome, we worked together the entire trip and supported each other in times of challenge. It couldnt have gone better, you get to know someone really well when you strip all the comforts away and put difficulties in front of them. And it was awesome to see how we were able to work together and have fun doing it. I would like to say thanks to Tony for joining me on this awesome adventure. And also I have to say a big thanks to Murchi, because when my bike broke down in the dunes of Mauritania. He went completely out of his way trying to fix it. When that was not possible Murchi and Tony put a great effort and dedication to rescueing me and keeping me in the race. I was preparing myself to sleep there, and i was fine with it, I knew they did all they could and if they „weren`t“ coming that meant it just „wasn`t“ possible. Those 2 heros saved me in the early evening, I will not forget it.“
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Published on Mar 13, 2018