In a change of organisers, David Castera will lead the organisation team for October’s Rallye du Maroc, which forms the final round of the FIM Cross Country Rallies World Championship.

After competing in numerous rally raids, both on bikes and in cars, as well as 10 years as Sporting Director of Dakar, David Castera has taken on the role of Director of the Rallye du Maroc. 

The rally will remain a round of the FIM world championship and the FIA world cup.

New changes being brough in will see the Rallye du Maroc become the first rally raid in the world to offer five days of racing without cars and bikes ever being mixed together.

“I started out as a motorcycle racer and more recently I’ve been co-driver in a car and understand the problems created by their co-existence,” told Castera. 

“I want to offer everybody the freedom to race without the stress of sharing the track with other categories."

In parallel with the two different routes, the organisers have retained the principle of running loops, while developing the Enduro Cup and SSV classes, notably with the option of using electronic road books for first-time participants.

The Rallye du Maroc takes place from October 3-10.