The nature of the ground, the density of the population and the presence of infrastructures are to be taken into consideration regarding safety. Our main concern, the safety of the local population, is considered in the same way as that of the competitors of the Hearts of Morocco Rally 2017.

Speed limits on the link roads and the assistance tracks are to be respected. This regulation is an absolute rule for all vehicles – for the participants, the assis- tance and the organization members alike.

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Besides respecting the highway code, everyone will be asked to adapt their speed and their vigilance according to the density of the population and the terrain under penalty of heavy sanctions, which could eventually lead to the exclusion of the event.

To minimize these risks, the links will be very short (less than 10 km) and the course will be set deep in the desert with a minimum of villages to cross.

The race HQ will centralize the information. All the competitors are tracked; alerts can also be received via the CPs or directly from the competitors by telephone (the course being located mainly where there is network coverage).

Key safety points:
  • 4 emergency doctors, a nurse, fully-equipped ambulance.

  • The organization is committed to guaranteeing the presence of a helicopter for the competitors’ safety.

  • An extremely mobile medical department: one or two medical 4WD cars with first aid resuscitation equipment.

  • But, above all, the participants will be asked to take special care and not to take risks and to help each other under penalty of heavy sanctions which could eventually lead to the exclusion of the event.

  • The organizers will be in communication by VHF with a 40 km radius.

  • Course loops make it possible not to be too far away.

  • The CPs will be in areas with telephone coverage.

  • The competitors and organisers will all be supplied with GPS receivers, so as not to deviate from the course.

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  • The Owaka’s beacon to rent Hearts of Morocco 2017.The organization requires that all participants areequipped with beacons.Mounting with set RAM is mandatory.

``Heliconia's confirmation letter of the presence of the helicopter throughout the rally``