KTM’s Ultimate Race Qualifier

9 months ago | Words: KTM Australia | Photos: Kiska

How would you like to win an all-expenses paid trip to Morocco and a fully supported ride on the all-new KTM 790 Adventure R to race an exclusive class at the 2019 Merzouga Rally in Morocco? Thanks to KTM, this dream could be a reality. Here are the official details:

Introducing the KTM Ultimate Race; a new initiative from the KTM Factory to bring together the global KTM adventure communities. With six KTM Adventure Rallye events now taking place all over the world, two lucky riders from each Rallye-hosting country will qualify to take part in the KTM Ultimate Race.
The 12 lucky riders win the opportunity to race against each other in an exclusive class at a Dakar Series race in Morocco, the 2019 Merzouga Rally. They’ll receive an all-expenses paid trip, including flights, accommodation, entry fees and a full race service on a factory-prepped KTM 790 Adventure R – built from Dakar DNA. Riders will be coached by some of the world’s best adventure ambassadors and treated like Factory-supported riders during the trip.
And to top off an already epic experience, the winner of the KTM Ultimate Race at Merzouga will take home a 790 Adventure R and two VIP tickets to the 2020 Dakar Rally. With KTM having just won the 18th consecutive Dakar (hello, Toby Price!), this prize is a truly Ready To Race experience.

How do you qualify?

As the 2019 Merzouga Rally  takes place immediately after the 2019 KTM Australia Adventure Rallye (March 30 – April 5), there will be a standalone qualification event to find the two Australian riders. And who better to host this event than the crew that brings you some of the most unique and entertaining racing in Australia: Transmoto.
Held in conjunction with the 2019 Transmoto 12-Hour at Batemans Bay, the KTM Ultimate Race Qualifications: Australia will be run on Friday March 1st and Saturday March 2nd before the 12-Hour – meaning there will be plenty of spectators around to heckle riders throughout the challenges.

What Can you ride?

Certain requirements must be met for those wishing to participate in the qualifications, as set across all countries. Riders must compete on a V-Twin KTM Adventure bike (950, 990, 1090, 1190, 1290) that they own (the bike cannot be borrowed or rented). They must hold a current MA racing license. One Event Competition Licenses can be purchased on the day, however the two qualification winners must have a valid MA license to participate in Merzouga. Riders can’t have raced professionally or participated in the Dakar Rally in the past 10 years. And they must have a GPS unit capable of following GPX tracks and an Instagram account.

How Do You Enter?

The Qualification challenges will be tough, therefore we advise only experienced adventure riders to participate. The terrain of Morocco will be a serious task, therefore we are not holding back during this Qualification.

Details on the Qualification challenges and how to enter can be found online at www.ridektm.com.au/ktm- ultimate-race

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