Santana Trophy will be held from the 3rd to the 9th of October of 2020.
We are shaping the itinerary for Santana Trophy 2020. Although the final description for each stage won't be available until a few weeks before the raid, this could be an example of how the stages are planned:
Saturday 3rd of October
Official Starting line in Almeria
Stage 0: Almeria-Nador-Camp#0
Road: XX km
Sunday 4th to Friday 9th
6 stages in Morocco
Friday 9th of October
End of Raid
This is a typical timing for a stage:
Breakfast for the participants
7.30am - 8.00am
The teams finish up the preparations for the stage.
Staggered stage start
9.00am - 07.00pm
Free stop for lunch
03.00pm - 07.00pm
Gradual arrival of the teams at the end of the stage
Arrival of the sweeper car with the last cars
Possible bonus test (i.e.: camel, orientation, abilities)
Arrival time - ?
Repairs and fine-tuning of the vehicles for the next stage
10.00pm - ?
Laughs and stories by the fire
Land Rover spirit
At the end of each stage, the attention of everyone centers on the reserved area for the fine-tuning of the vehicles. Here, the roadbook and the landscapes give way to comradeship, to the know Land Rover spirit. The teams work on their mounts, in the replacement of components that give away with time, and they do this while helping each other and even offering replacements altruistically or in exchange for something else: a helpful push in the sand or something trivial but infinitely more suggestive, like a cold beer.
It’s the moment for uniting forces to loosen screws that have been sealed for 30 years, the time to learn from the most enthusiastic and veteran Land Rover fans, while listening and sharing the millions of stories and adventures experienced during each stage.
Hundreds of pieces accumulate in your garage and (this stays between us) 20% of them can’t even be used on your car… so make room for them in your Land Rover and bring them with you to Santana Trophy. Surely some other Land Rover fans will have use for them!