The Afriquia Merzouga Rally

The immediate future goal is to train, participate and prove my mettle at  an international rally raid. The Merzouga Rally is a great fit for this endeavor as it also features on the Dakar Series of rallies – A finish at Merzouga qualifies you for the Dakar. Touted as a one of the most difficult rallies involving a lot of technical riding sections, just finishing this behemoth of a raid is an accomplishment in itself. The Merzouga Rally runs in May every year and I hope to participate and finish the 2018 edition. More information on this gem of a rally can be found here:

COSTS INVOLVED:  The total cost (including training and pre-rally practice) for participation in this rally is approximately 20,000 euro (15 lakh INR).

The breakdown is as follows:

Entry Fees€ 3,300₹ 2,44,200
Flights to/fro Morocco€ 800₹ 59,200
Bike Assistance Package includes below:€ 9,000₹ 6,66,000
Rally Bike Rental
Bike Transport to/fro Spain
Hotels+Food in Morocco
Spare Parts
Training Feb/March 2018€ 6,000₹ 4,44,000
Pre-rally practice€ 1,000₹ 74,000
Total€ 20,100₹ 14,87,400