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Nicola Dutto reaches the finishline of the Rally Maroc

Incredible result for the paraplegic pro rider who also concludes the last leg of the All-Terrain World Rally

Nicola Dutto Rally Maroc Vicair custom made

Milan, October 11, 2017 – Another historic achievement is added to the list of accomplishments of paraplegic pro rider Nicola Dutto who finished yesterday, among the dunes of the Moroccan desert, the Oilibya Rally 2017 , the largest rally in Africa and the last leg of the All-Terrain World Rally season, organized by the NPO events team. The Cuneo was the only paraplegic to run alongside regular riders, accompanied by two ghost riders, Victor Rivera and Pablo Toral, who supported him during the race.

The toughest test required 1800 kilometers to be tackled from 4 to 10 October in the Moroccan desert. In addition, heavy rains forced the organization to modify the route several times and only 63 riders over 76 were able to finish the race.

Nicola Dutto Rally Maroc 2017 Vicair custom madeDespite the retirement of Pablo Toral for health issues, which led to the loss of precious time and about 10 positions, Nicola Dutto held hard and cut the finish line as fifty. “I am fully satisfied with the result because it was a general test for me and for all my team,” said the pilot. “The rally was hard and long but we were prepared for that.”
A 360 degree complete demonstration demonstrating hope for future challenges the pilot will have to face.

For more information about the race please visit: rallyemaroc.npo.fr/

 

 

 

Original Press Release by Nicola Dutto / Green Media Lab:

Milano, 11 ottobre 2017 – Un altro risultato storico si aggiunge al palmarès del pilota Nicola Dutto che ha terminato ieri, tra le dune del deserto marocchino, l’Oilibya Rally 2017, il più grande rally in Africa e ultima tappa della stagione del Mondiale Rally Tout Terrain, organizzato dal team NPO events. Il cuneese è stato l’unico paraplegico a correre a fianco di piloti normodotati, accompagnato dai due ghost rider, Victor Rivera e Pablo Toral, che lo hanno supportato durante la gara.

La difficile prova prevedeva 1800 chilometri da affrontare dal 4 al 10 ottobre nel deserto marocchino. In aggiunta le forti piogge hanno costretto l’organizzazione a modificare il percorso più volte e solo 63 piloti su 76 sono riusciti a terminare la competizione.

Nonostante il ritiro di Pablo Toral per questioni di salute, che ha comportato la perdita di tempo prezioso e di circa 10 posizioni, Nicola Dutto ha tenuto duro e ha tagliato il traguardo come cinquantesimo. “Sono pienamente soddisfatto del risultato perché ha rappresentato un test generale per me e per tutto il mio team – ha affermato il pilota –. Il rally è stato duro e lungo ma noi ci siamo fatti trovare pronti”.
Una dimostrazione di preparazione completa e a 360 gradi che fa ben sperare per le sfide future che il pilota dovrà affrontare.

Per maggiori informazioni sulla gara visitate il sito: rallyemaroc.npo.fr/

12 October 2017

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