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Rally schedule 2021

Rally folder 2021 …

… now available in German, English and French language

Find the online versions here: -> German -> English -> French

Or order by e-mail the desired number in the desired language.

The rally stages of the El Chott 2021

2,475 km in Tunisia (10 days stages)

(ferry to ferry)


2,180 rally kilometers

(from start at first hotel to the award ceremony at last hotel)


1,355 competition kilometers

(prologue + 8 special stages)


marathon stage (6 + 7)

(bivouac at lost lake between the fascinating dunes of the Erg Oriental without service)

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40th anniversary: Rally El Chott 1981 – 2021

24/10 – 01/11 (04/11) 2021

After we finally had to cancel the “El Chott 2020” rally which was already postponed to the end of March 2021 due to the corona pandemic, we are now making every effort to organize a great anniversary event “40 years Rally El Chott 1981-2021” for October 2021.

In addition to all active and previous ElChott participants, we also invite all other teams and drivers who share our passion for marathon rallying in the fascinating dune landscapes of North Africa. And of course in our two guided tourism groups there is an opportunity also for the anniversary event, as in previous years, to get to know Tunisia individually and away from the classic tourist routes.

From 14/02 at midnight, registrations can be made using the online entry form. -> Registration

El Chott Clothing Collection 2021

Articles from the anniversary collection can be ordered from now. Depending on the individual production, the delivery time is approx. 3-4 weeks. -> csm-offroadshop

El Chott 2020 unfortunately canceled

For February 18th, I announced the final decision on the implementation of the rally ElChott 2020, which was postponed to the end of March 2021. This decision has already been made today:

Unfortunately, the rally cannot take place also during the alternative period.

Despite the best efforts of everyone involved in the organization, it is not possible under the current circumstances to reliably guarantee to a safely run of the event in Tunisia.

The number of covid-19-infections in Europe but also in Tunisia is still high. In addition, there is concern about the spread of new mutations of the virus. On this basis, the entry and exit restrictions of all countries concerned change again and again. Most European governments strongly advise against unnecessary travel abroad. And even if we were allowed to enter Tunisia with an appropriate hygiene and prevention plan, no authority will currently guarantee us that the rally will run smoothly. Even planned daily rapid PCR tests would not change that:

What if only one participant tested positive? Will the rally be interrupted? Do all participants have to be in quarantine for a certain period of time? Or should we leave the affected team behind?

These are all questions that I don’t get any answers to at the moment. Under these conditions, it is not possible for me and the entire team to plan the rally in a final way or even to guarantee that it will run smoothly.

So there is unfortunately no alternative to canceling the event.

I will contact all the participants concerned personally by e-mail.

ElChott 2020: registration forms online again

From now on there is again the possibility to register for the rally “ElChott 2020”, which has been postponed to the end of March 2021. ->Registration

The valid entry fees and the changed entry deadlines can be found here. ->Registration fee

Unfortunately, we cannot look into the future and under the current circumstances, like all other event companies, we have the problem of being unable to guarantee that an event will take place. The actual implementation of the rally “ElChott 2020” on the specified alternative date remains dependent on the travel restrictions that may then apply, the entry and quarantine requirements in Tunisia and of course on a minimum number of registered teams.

We will announce the final decision on February 18th, 2021.

Should the rally “ElChott 2020” in the period from 28/03 to 05/04/2021 cannot take place, all amounts already paid will be credited to the entry fee for participation in the rally “40 years ElChott – 1981/2021” (24/10 to 01/11/2021).