KTM Adventure Rally Riders Get a Chance to Compete in the Ultimate Race

KTM 790 Adventure R
This could be you! If you’re one of the top two finishers at special competitions at KTM Adventure Rally events, you could earn a factory-supported spot at the Ultimate Race on a KTM 790 Adventure R.

For those who are attending this year’s KTM Adventure Rally events at locations around the world, KTM has announced the possibility to compete for a place at the Ultimate Race, an event that will take place as part of the 2019 Merzouga Rally in Morocco with a fully supported ride on the all-new KTM 790 Adventure R.

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The Ultimate Race is a special opportunity at the Merzouga Rally for the top two qualifiers from each KTM Adventure Rally this year to compete in an exclusive class at the Dakar series race in Morocco. The fully supported ride includes flights, accommodation, entry fees, as well as a KTM 790 Adventure R to race on with a full race service. Competitors will be given a fantastic opportunity to be coached by some of the world’s finest and fastest off-road racers, and be treated like factory supported riders during the trip in which they will negotiate some of the most epic terrain. The winner of the Ultimate Race will receive an incredible prize, which will be announced soon.

KTM 790 Adventure R
The soon-to-be-released KTM 790 Adventure R will be powered by the new 799cc LC8c parallel twin.

The Merzouga Rally is a race over five days plus a prologue and includes a marathon stage in the Moroccan desert. Stages are varied, navigation is key and the race enjoys entries from a wide range of abilities from amateur rally riders to the factory pros. The Ultimate Race will take place over Merzouga’s varied terrain in a route specifically designed with bike and rider in mind, in parallel with the pro class of the Merzouga Rally.

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To be considered for a berth at the Ultimate Race, those entering one of the six KTM Adventure Rally* events this year on a twin-cylinder machine will be able to sign-up to race a qualifying section during the course of each event. The top two riders from each of the KTM Adventure Rally events, which this year take place in Italy, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada, will be awarded with the Ultimate Race opportunity.

KTM 790 Adventure R
KTM Adventure Rally events will be held in multiple countries in 2018.

The KTM Adventure Rally events provide KTM customers and fans with the possibility to embrace the spirit of KTM in an organized tour where riders can enjoy epic dirt roads, powering through unchartered forests and the possibility to conquer extreme riding territory whilst sharing it all with like-minded riders.

The Canada KTM Adventure Rally takes place September 27-29 at Silver Star Mountain in British Columbia.

Get more details about the Ultimate Race in its official launch video.

For more information, visit ktm-adventure-rally.com.

*KTM UK Adventure Rally June 29-July 1, 2018, is not part of the qualifying platform for the Ultimate Race event.


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