KTM’s Ultimate Race event is offering 12 lucky riders the opportunity to race against each other in an exclusive class at the Dakar Series race in Morocco. They receive an all-expenses paid trip, including flights, accommodation, entry fees and a full race service on a factory-prepped KTM 790 Adventure R that has been built from Dakar DNA.
Riders will also be coached by some of the world’s best adventure ambassadors and treated like Factory supported riders during the trip. The new initiative from the KTM Factory to bring together the global KTM adventure communities.
With six KTM Adventure Rallye events now taking place all over the world, two lucky riders from each Rallye-hosting country will qualify to take part. And to top off an already epic experience, the winner of the KTM Ultimate Race at Merzouga will receive an incredible prize: a 790 Adventure R to keep and 2 x VIP tickets to the Dakar Rally.
So how do you qualify for this once-in-a-lifetime experience?
As the Merzouga Rally 2019 takes place immediately after the 2019 KTM Australia Adventure Rallye (March 30th – April 5th 2019), there will be a stand-alone qualification event to find the two Australian riders.
Held in conjunction with the 2019 Transmoto 12-Hour at Batemans Bay, the KTM Ultimate Race Qualifications: Australia will be run on Friday March 1st and Saturday March 2nd before the 12-Hour – meaning there will be plenty of spectators around to heckle riders throughout the challenges.
Certain requirements must be met for those wishing to participate in the Qualifications, as set across all countries.
Riders must compete on a V-Twin KTM Adventure bike (950, 990, 1090, 1190, 1290) that they own: the bike cannot be borrowed or rented.
They must hold a current MA racing license. One-Day licenses can be purchased on the day, however the two qualification winners must have a valid MA license to participate in Merzouga.
Riders can’t have raced professionally or participated in the Dakar Rally in the past 10 years, and they must have a GPS unit capable of following GPX tracks and an Instagram account.
The Qualification challenges will be tough, therefore we advise only experienced adventure riders to participate! The terrain of Morocco will be a serious task, therefore we are not holding back during this Qualification.
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