Africa Eco Race 2013 organizers suggested to arrange race in Kazakhstan 08 января 2013, 12:36
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Jean-Louis Schlesser (L) and Marat Abykayev. ©Tengrinews.kz
Kazakhstan Automotorsport Federation has suggested to the organizers of Africa Eco Race 2013 to arrange a similar race in Kazakhstan, Vesti.kz reports.
Marat Abykayev, president of Kazakhstan Automotorsport Federation, took the initiative and suggested this to Jean-Louis Schlesser, who is the leader, owner and organizer of Africa Eco Race 2013. Schlesser took a great interest in this offer. The parties agreed to continue detailed negotiations after the finish of African rally raid.
Schlesser met Astana team in Dakhla that was part of Africa Eco Race 2013 route.
It was a race’s day-off on January 3 and on January 4 the participants covered 574 kilometers of the sixth stage from Dakhla to Chami.
Jean-Louis Schlesser – 64-y.o. French racing driver, participant of numerous Formula One World Championships and other car racing competitions, is also known as Desert Fox. He is a two-time world sports car racing champion and two-time winner of Paris-Dakar rally.
Astana team and Jean-Louis Schlesser at the team's camp