I've never been that much into cars or motorbikes or any kind of wheels, for all it matters.
If there's an English verb that relates me to them is "dislike".
Only psychological and psychoanalytical explanations made me understand – only to a certain extent, I confess – what people (especially men) generally see in cars, be it their own or those they dream of their whole lives through…
When the departure to such an adventure as this rally has already proven to be happens to take place only a few hundred meters away from my place, menacing to drastically alter my daily routine, then I believe I have all the more reasons to get mad at this kind of events, not to mention fuel consumption, pollution, and so on, and so forth…
But just in a few days they'll all be crossing sandy deserts, rocky deserts, lunar landscapes, putting their abilities to the proof… I get reminded of "A Tea In The Desert", "The English Patient" among other great films, and I forgive them…
☺ 3.rd and 4.th January 2007 – Administrative checks and scrutineering.
☺ 5.th January a.m. – Administrative checks and scrutineering.
☺ 5.th January p.m. – Briefing assistance.
☺ 5.th January evening – Competitors briefing.
☺ From 6.th to 20.th January – Crossing of Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Mauritania, Mali and Senegal.
☺ 21.st January – Finish, prize giving, and evening party.
If you happen to be a fan – or a fanatical admirer – of motor sports, enjoy the event lavishly! I rest my case.