2012 BUDAPEST – BAMAKO … GIVING THE NETS TO THE NEEDY!

 

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AFRICA’S LARGEST CHARITY ROAD RALLY RACE

SATURDAY, JANUARY, 14

8 A.M.

START : 56’s HEROES SQUARE – BUDAPEST

 

WHETHER YOU JUST A  VIEWER AND NOT A RACERS YOU SHOULD COME TO SEE THE START AND SAY HOWDY, WISH THE FOLKS GOOD LUCK!

THE RALLY’S MOTTO EXIST FROM THE BIRTH OF THE RALLY IN 2007.

ANYONE, WITH ANYTHING, BY ANY MEANS!

THIS YEAR IT WILL BE THE 7TH RACE OF THE RALLY

BUDAPEST – BAMAKO 2012

 

Went to look around what’s up at the Budapest’s  Hotel Intercontinental, whereas a part of the participants of the Budapest – Bamako Rally race were rolling in and greeting each other upon their arrival to the lobby. From Seattle/Washington, the Team Bright Eyed (their mission is to build a permanent rural school in one of the world’s poorest countries)  were already in a jolly good mood for the coming  race and they greeted the Russian racers, the Finnish group and the German team, hovering in wearing their especially made, yellow color wind jackets with their own race’s logo. They can be seen through the slide show here.

Some background figures: 400 participants from 35 countries, distance will be a total of  9,000 kms. Travelling men and woman by car, engine, Quadra (this year for the 1st. time), moped, rolling through the Saharan desert “roads”. It’s going to be a fight against time and distance. Throughout the years,the Rally had become the amateurs and professional adventurers of an annual racing pilgrim. It all started with the distance from Budapest to Dakar in 2007.

This is a game where all participants has to, must be prepared mentally with unexpected situations. The route cannot be considered as an easy Sunday drive down to the countryside. All the participants can face problems by rare exceptions, yet almost everyone on the way can be assisted within minutes. The competition, like in the previous year, is still not a matter of the race’s speed, just reaching the marked stations. The rally was still is a dangerous, adventure and most of all a competition of an exploratory tour.

Anyone can take it as a reality show, where everyone is behind “shut door” and within a minute they have to make decisions, i.e. whether they’ll stop to give a helping hand to the participants having problems with their vehicles, even though it may take time away from themsleves “as helper’s” to reach their goal, in their own day’s destination before the sun goes down.

For the first time the “finish line” won’t be drawn at Bamako. The race will end up in the capital of Guinea at Bissau, a real wilderness place. The scene is an almost entirely unknown, obscure small country in West Africa. The rally’s length is roughly the same distance  as to the previous year’s the  Bamako was..

This Rally also carries an important task, the responsibility to improve the lives of the people over there with charities and donations.  The Hungarian “Charity March” will be sending 4 ambulance vehicles to Bissau, including a fully equipped onset tactical vehicle. Guinea will surely mark the day when for the first time in their history the country will have  at least one fully equiped resuscitation ambulance. Mr. Tamás Welsz, Director of the Charity March, himself will be driving the vehicle to the scene.

And finally, to keep checking the tracks … here are some guidelines to follow the station points of Rally’s routes:

January, 14. Budapest-Verona

January, 15-17. Verona-Rissani

January, 18. Rissani-Tata

January, 19. Tata-Tatooine

January, 20. Tatooine-Echtoucan

January, 21. Echtoucan-Guerguarat

January, 22. Guerguarat-Bou Lanouar

January, 23. Bou Lanouar-B2 Beach

January, 24. B2 Beach-Boutilimit

January, 25. Boutilimit-Richard Toll

January, 26. Richard Toll-Velingara

January,27. Velingara-Niokolo Koba

January, 28. Niokolo Koba-Gabu

January, 29. Gabu-Bissau

 

update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Chris on 16/01/2012 at 08:54

    Hi…..This sounds like a great adventure for all the participants with the charity as the beneficiary…I have a question, will weather conditions vary greatly as the journey progresses…I’d be very interested to know…..Thanks again…Chris

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  2. Hello Chris, thanks for sharing ya time and thoughts.
    A. your Q:
    Considering that they are in the dersert land and flat with thwirling bushes … the temp. can be concidered extreme.
    As heard from my daughter’s friend who last year made that tour said…
    “When it gets high during the daytime it is “B” high (above 40C) and as the sun goes down the temp. falls (10C)
    Not that … this can be in a way bearable, but the other conditions can be taken as a surviver tour.
    The UV-alarm overthere is pretty high … around there the figures are 9-10-12 and that ain’t a joke!
    It’s a real man’s trial!

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