Rally of Morocco
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Rally of Morocco

The Rallye du Maroc (Morocco Rally) was a marathon rally, similar to the Safari Rally, but that should not be confused with the Rallye OiLibya du Maroc similar to the Dakar Rally.


It was first run in 1934, and held intermittently until 1988. Established by the Royal Automobile Club of Morocco, it is one of the more difficult automotive rallies. In 1969 for example, 7 cars completed the course, out of a starting field of 68 vehicles.

The event was a World Rally Championship round in 1973, 1975 and 1976. The stages were varied - from shorter, but rough and challenging more typical ones to desert crossings (like in Dakar rally), which were very long, reaching even few hundred kilometers, making refueling during the stage mandatory.

In 2017, the organization of the Rallye du Maroc was officially ceded to the ODC company, represented by the rally driver David Castera, sports director of the Dakar for 10 editions, and the Andorran businessman Jordi Ballbé, who will be in charge from the 2018 edition.[1]

List of winners

Season Event Driver / co-driver Car
1934 1er Rallye du Maroc
France Bravard Essex
1935 2ème Rallye du Maroc
France Jean Trévoux
France Marcel Lesurque
Bugatti 3L
1937 3ème Rallye du Maroc
France Jean Trévoux
France Marcel Lesurque
1950 4ème Rallye du Maroc
France Costa
France Preynat
Simca 8 Sport
1951 5ème Rallye du Maroc
France Jean Lucas
France Jacques Péron
Ferrari 212
1952 6ème Rallye du Maroc
France Robert Amic
France Mareschi
Simca Aronde
1953 7ème Rallye du Maroc
Belgium Paul van de Kaart
France Jacques Péron
Porsche 356 1300
1954 8ème Rallye du Maroc
France Robert La Caze
France Grammatico
Simca Aronde
1955 9ème Rallye du Maroc
France Jean Deschazeaux
France Marteau
Peugeot 203
1967 10ème Rallye du Maroc
Morocco Robert La Caze
Morocco Raymond Ponnelle
Renault 8 Gordini
1968 11ème Rallye du Maroc
France Jean-Pierre Nicolas
France Jean de Alexandris
Renault 8 Gordini
1969 12ème Rallye du Maroc
France Robert Neyret
France Jacques Terramorsi
Citroën DS 21
1970 13ème Rallye du Maroc
France Robert Neyret
France Jacques Terramorsi
Citroën DS 21
1971 14ème Rallye du Maroc
France Jean Deschazeaux
France Jean Plassard
Citroën SM
1972 15ème Rallye du Maroc
Finland Simo Lampinen
Sweden Sölve Andreasson
Lancia Fulvia HF 1.6 Coupé
1973 16ème Rallye du Maroc
(8 - 13 May)
France Bernard Darniche
France Alain Mahé
Alpine-Renault A110 1800
1974 17ème Rallye du Maroc
France Jean-Pierre Nicolas
Belgium Christian Delferrier
Alpine-Renault A110 1800
1975 18ème Rallye du Maroc
(22 - 27 June)
Finland Hannu Mikkola
France Jean Todt
Peugeot 504
1976 19ème Rallye du Maroc
(24 - 28 June)
France Jean-Pierre Nicolas
France Michel Gamet
Peugeot 504
1985 20ème Rallye du Maroc
Kenya Shekhar Mehta
Kenya Yvonne Mehta
Nissan 240RS
1986 21ème Rallye du Maroc
Ivory Coast Alain Ambrosino
Ivory Coast Daniel Le Saux
Nissan 240RS
1987 22ème Rallye du Maroc
France Maurice Chomat
France Gilles Thimonier
Citroën Visa 1000 Pistes
1988 23ème Rallye du Maroc
France Paul Émile Descamps
France Michel Gautheron
Opel Manta 400


  1. ^ "Le Rallye du Maroc officiellment vendu à David Castera". Autonewsinfo.
  • Alpha Encyclopedie/Editeur : Editions Grange Batellière / Editions Kister, Genève / Editions Erasme, Bruxelles, Anvers.
  • List of winners

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