DAKTEC rally service

At th El Chott 2017, DAKTEC will not only care for its own and its customer vehicles. As an official partner of the event organizer they will offer its service also for all other teams and drivers.

For further information please contact: kontakt@daktec.de or call +49 3385 571900

Pre tour: stand after 14 days

Day 13 – 13/04
After breakfast and a picture of the pool at Hotel Hafsi, we started the last special stage: Tozeur – Menzel Habib. After reaching the finish and a short break under an old olive tree, we drove 300 km to the Hotel Le Sultan in Hammamet.

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Day 14 – 14/04 – the last day
After a morning swim in the still quite cold Mediterranean Sea and the transfer to La Goualette, our travel homewards at the CTN-ferry “Carthage” starts with a splendid sunshine and 26 ° C.

Pre tour: stand after 12 days

day 6 – 06/04
More than 300 kilometers of slopes through the restricted area completed – a really hard day. After dinner, a strong wind rocked us in our Pajero into sleep.

day 7 – 07/04
Another day of strenuous kilometers on pistes is behind us. After half of the distance we had to go to Matmata for refuel – time for a photo of the great landscape. Then we had a tire damage. Because the fresh wind of the previous evening has expanded to a sandstorm, we are happy to stay this night in hotel “OFFRA” in Douz.
But there are also good news: The “G” is running again

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day 8 – 08/04
In the rally shedule today would be the rest day. After a good breakfast in the otherwise unfortunately empty restaurant we make the plan for the day. It is cool. There is still a strong wind and still a lot of sand in the air. No weather that invites to relax by the pool. So today we are going to write the service roadbooks to Touzeur and from there to the finish.

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Daytime task completed: Douz – Kebili – Touzeur – Gafsa – Sidi Mansour – Douz = 450 km. The service roadbooks are written. And in Touzeur we have made the hotel “Hafsi” clear for the rally. The weather is still bad. The visibility on the Chott was partly in the sandstorm under 100 meters – definitely not a day for driving in the dunes.

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day 9 – 09/04
On the agenda was the special stage from Douz to Camp Zmela. By the rain of the night, the sand should be easy to drive. However, already the trip to the gas station showed how strong the rain was. And it was raining all day. Some of the queds were actually filled with water. And also in the Camp Zmela directly at the dunes was anything under water.

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day 10 – 10/04
Now it is final: We have to finish the tour with only one vehicle. The “G” only tries to get to the north on its own. And we had to check today again over 200 kilometers on pistes. A real challenge, because in many places the pistes were hard damaged and often queds had become deep rivers that had to be crossed. Our finish today, Ksar Ghilane, is currently not reachable. The oasis is completely enclosed by water. And the asphalt road, new since last year, is completely washed away on 20 m. Since it was already dark at our arrival, there are the pictures not before tomorrow.

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day 11 – 11/04
The challenge of the special stage to be checked today from Ksar Ghilane to Douz over the plain of Mida and past the Parc Jebil were not the dunes, but the first 3 km from the monument towards Fort on the piste to Douz. It was necessary to drive in the south around the huge water surface around the oasis.
But all this was not important, only the images of destruction. For example, Camp El Biben is almost completely destroyed. Staff and guests were evacuated with the military helicopter. But for all those who were already there, the pictures speak for themselves.

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day 12 – 12/04
Ok, westward around the Chott El Jerid (biggest salt lake of North-Africa), the last dune downhill drove, at sunset to the rush houre at the Starwars set and the last kilometers to Tozeur written. Now we checked in at “Hafsi”, the hotel we will use at the 2017 rally.

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Pre tour: stand after 5 days

Day 1 – 01/04

Yesterday, our small pre-tour team came together in southern Germany. In the meantime we have the first overnight stay in Italy and a first small repair behind us: Let’s go to Genoa to the ferry.

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Port of Genova: Waiting for the CTN-ferry. Bild könnte enthalten: Auto und im Freien

Day 2 – 0/04

Hello Tunisia! After arriving in Tunis we checked the transfer to Mahdia and have now arrived in Résidence & Camping El Kahena directly at the sea. Hubert was responsible for the dinner.

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Day 3 – 03/04

Before the working day starts. Breakfast with a great wiew on the Mediterranean Sea.

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Tyre pressure adjusted and job started. Transfer checked, prologue checkt, speciale El Hamma-Douz checked. Overnight stay at the camp area “Cinderella” in Douz.

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Day 4 – 04/04

The “G” still causes problems. So we have to be start allone to write the special stage from Douz to Ksar Ghilane. At the well the passage of the dune field was completed. From there it was still 120 km to Ksar. With the last rays of the sun we reached the oasis and could enjoy the dinner at Camp Paradis.

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Day 5 – 05/04

40 km after the start we reached the dune exit near Bir Soltan. At the well (Roadbook picture 95) there was a late “lunch”. After completion of the special stage, we have now arrived in Tataouine at the Hotel Sangho. Here we will receive this evening the permission for tomorrow’s loop through the southern restricted area.

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Almost ready to go!

Car is finished: 4 cm higher, big wheels on it, FOX damper built in, OffRoad bumpers fixed, snorkel mounted, compressor in it. Also the interior is finished, Navi, laptop and power supply are installed in the cockpit. Tomorrow we put the stickers on it and Friday morning will be packed. Then we start the El Chott pre-tour 2017.

Fly and drive …

… special service for enduro, quad and ATV drivers who want to participate in the rally without a service team

  • we transport vehicle as well as baggage, tools and spare parts (boxes, for bags and backpacks is no warranty) from Europe to Tunisia and back
  • we transport luggage, tools and spare parts from camp to camp
  • we make the vehicle available for technical inspection
  • the driver will fly individual to Tunisia* and takes over his vehicle on the eve of the start at the hotel
  • after the end of the PowerWeek or the full rally, we will load the vehicle and transport it back to Europe
  • the participant can fly homewards** individual
  • on the rest day after the PowerWeek, we would help to arrange the transfer to the airport

* For arrival we recommend the airport Monastir, closest to the hotel in Mahdia

** Departure after the PowerWeek from Jerba / departure after the rally from Tunis

Of course, we also organize baggage, tools and spare part transport for participants of all other classes.

Please order required capacity as soon as possible: -> form

El Chott media team

With Christian and Corinna Windfeder we have in 2017 for the first time a team in our ORGA with their own competition experience that will collect the daily rally news in word, picture and video. Interesting sequences from the special stages, personal impressions of the participants, comments of the ORGA and results will be published daily on the website and in the social networks. In the evenings in the camp or hotel a summary of the highlights of the day will be presented.