ODC acquires the Rallye du Maroc from NPO
NPO EVENTS general management has the pleasure to officially announce the sale of Rallye OiLibya du Maroc to the company ODC, represented by David Castera and Jordi Ballbé.
Born as a result of the merger of AIO’s Shamrock and NPO’s Rallye du Maroc, the Rallye OiLibya du Maroc rapidly became a race of reference in the Rally-raid world. Final to the FIA World Cup series and FIM motorbike and quad World Championship, this race has hosted the most prestigious pilots as well as many amateurs. After 10 years leading the Rallye du Maroc, Emma and Stéphane are eager to look into new projects and have sold the rights to the Rally.
David Castera is the new director, and has started his new role in organising for the 2018 edition.
Emma and Stéphane Clair : “After 10 years of being fortunate enough to create, organise, innovate and develop this rally with our hearts and much passion, we have the joy to pass the flame of this fantastic event to David Castera and Jordi Ballbé. As a result of their experience, both in entrepreneurship and specifically in Rally-raid, they will endure and enlighten the Rallye du Maroc as we have done it, with the same courage, enthusiasm, motivation, professionalism and seriousness that have always encouraged us. We wish them a great success."
We would like to thank the participants that have relied on us through the years; both Moroccan and International Sports Federations, Moroccan authorities, partners and all the volunteers that have contributed to the success of this adventure.
David Castera: "I am very proud of this acquisition. The Rallye du Maroc is a Rally based on human values that NPO has developed and made a must event on the Cross Country calendar. To continue in this direction, we will give everything to go even further, a new adventure begins ... "
David Castera, with 8 years of experience as a rally raid motorcycle rider, Dakar’s sports director for 10 editions and 3 years as a co-driver at Peugeot Sport, is well equipped to lead the Rally. This position is a logical continuation to his career. It is a safe bet that he will put his maximum effort and know-how into all categories of the Rally.
It is rumored that each category will have a specific course! To be continued …