Rabat – Toyota Gazoo Racing team announced yesterday, September 16, that the famous Spanish motorsports driver Fernando Alonso will participate in the upcoming Rally of Morocco, taking place from October 3 to 9. The co-driver will be Marc Coma, a five time champion of Dakar Rally.
Rally of Morocco have expressed their pleasure at Alonso’s decision to participate, calling it an honor.
The 38-year-old racing driver won the Formula One World Championship twice in his career, in 2005 and 2006. He also won the last two editions (2018,2019) of 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of the most prestigious races in motorsports, which lasts for 24 hours and pilots drive up to more than 5.000km.
Alonso has achieved success in more than one type of racing series. He is currently in trial period with Toyota Gazoo Racing team, to prepare for the next Dakar Rally, one of the most famous off-road endurance races, taking place in January 2020.
Rally of Morocco, previously called Atlas Rally, is an annual rally raid that started in 1982. The 2019 rally will include five different routes for five different categories: cars, trucks, bikes, quads, and side-by-side vehicles (SSVs). All the races will take place in the region of Fes.