March 18 – Step 7 : Marrakech – Marrakech
The 7th and final stage of the 2017 rally took place as usual on the Circuit Moulay El Hassan in Marrakech, with the last race on circuit.
This was the last confrontation between the competitors, with no possible joker: the only objective was to consolidate his position in the final general classification or to try to improve his result.
To attend the event and celebrate the final podium, families and friends were welcomed on the VIP paddock circuit in a festive and friendly atmosphere. The very winding test was not easy at the wheel of an old and, especially for this Classic category, the ranking had not yet been played.
The Classic category was the theater of a fierce competition: the first three finishing in a pocket handkerchief! It is finally the crew C.GHITELINCK – L.DAVID, in Mercedes Coupe 350, who climbs on the first step of the podium, winner of this 24th edition.
The two teams JM.ARLAUD – MF.ARLAUD (Citroën DS 21) and D.COURTENS – E.COURTENS (Porsche Carrera 911) fought to the finish.
After having dominated a large part of this Classic Morocco Rally, the TOTAL crew of the Maserati Gran Cabrio won the victory in front of the AIN IFRANE (Toyota Prius Hybrid) crew despite a very good lap time on the circuit.
The Bentley Continental GTC, led by C.VERZELE – J.IDE, is now on the third step of the podium!
This evening, all the participants of the rally meet for the evening of prizes in the fairy-like setting of the Beldi Country Club.
1 – C.GHITELINCK – L.DAVID (Mercedes Coupé 350)
2 – JM.ARLAUD – MF.ARLAUD (Citroën DS 21)
3 – D.COURTENS – E.COURTENS (Porsche 911 Carrera)
1 – Equipage TOTAL (Maserati Gran Cabrio)
2 – Equipage AIN IFRANE (Toyota Prius Hybrid)
3 – C.VERZELE – J.IDE (Bentley Continental GTC)