First Rally Raid BAJA SPAIN – First podium for Jerome de Sadeleer and Michael Metge
First time for Jerome de Sadeleer at the Rally Raid BAJA SPAIN and first podium with a third position in the T4 category ! Jerome did the race with the former bicker Michael Metge, winner of the last motorbike rally raid of BAJA SPAIN.
For Michael Metge it was a retraining in four wheels and for Jerome a first time in a buggy BRP. But luck blessed the beginner with this first success for the team MMP Competition ! The team was rewarded with a third position and a fourth position for the speed on 36 buggy participant in the race.
» P3!!! Something crazy happened this weekend! I randomly entered the Rally Raid World Cup BAJA SPAIN having never driven off a race track and finished P3 in certainly the most competitive class there is. I was also 4th fastest from 36 buggies! beginners luck? Thanks to Mika Metge for the great navigation. MMP Competition and Guillaume Micouleau for the great buggy. Thanks to T for the support. My family Stanislas de Sadeleer, Isabelle de Sadeleer and especially my wife Caroline-Christine de Sadeleer for always pushing me to go on these crazy adventure. Lastly Cyril Neveu and Aurélien Hamart for the hard work to make this happen. Hope to be back in a buggy soon! Over and out. »Jerome De Sadeleer
BAJA SPAIN : A reference in desert race
The project of BAJA SPAIN started in the eighties with the mythic Paris-Dakar and the envy to do a rally race in Europe. A French-Spanish group lead by François Vincent and Carlos Gracia, decided to import the idea of this event to Spain. The perfect landscape was found in Aragon a beautiful semi-deserted area called Monegros, a terrain for a 1.000 km non stop race. In 2018 the Baja Spain celebrated its 35th anniversary ! Under the tricky conditions, man and machines have to show the best of themselves.
A Dakar in perspective for the new team ?
Doing the Dakar could be a great and a very exited new adventure for Jerome ! Michael Metge already did seven participation in the Dakar and other rally raid around the world. This successful association for a first time could bring them to the Dakar, who’s to know?!