Cashar Rally

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Cashar Rally
Cashar Rally.png
CategoryRally raid
RegionAlharu (1987–2023)
Argis (2002–2019)
Drivers' champion
  • Prymont $Person (Cars)
  • Iverica $Person (Bikes)
  • Girkmand $Person (Trucks)
  • Sayf $Person (Quads)
Constructors' champion
Official websitewww.TheCashar.com

The Cashar Rally (sometimes the Cashar Challenge; formerly known as the Sao Preste–Cashar Rally) is an annual charity rally raid. The first edition in 1987 drove from Sao Preste, Lusotropia to Pavat, Cashar. Since the 2000s, races have also started from Limonaia, Variota, Fulgistan and Prymont. The rally is open to both amateur and professional participants, with non-professional drivers making up making the bulk of participants.

The race is an off-road endurance event. The terrain that the competitors traverse is much tougher than that used in conventional rallying, and the vehicles used are true off-road vehicles rather than modified on-road vehicles. Most of the competitive special sections are off-road, crossing dunes, mud, camel grass, rocks, and erg among others. The distances of each stage covered vary from short distances up to 800–900 kilometres (500–560 mi) per day.

Route

Desert near Ararkeen.
Routes the rally has followed from 1987 to 2019

There are no set routes. Participants have to complete daily stages from the departure to Pavat, Cashar. The race is not timed, but rather points are awarded for completing daily stages within a certain time. However, teams who fail to complete a stage are still in the race. Cars aren't required to pass the finish line, only participants. This means a team can continue their race in another vehicle.

During the first decade of the race (1987-1997), the rally followed a route from Sao Preste to Pavat. By the late 1990s, several teams complained that the route was becoming too easy. The organisation looked into alternative departures and made arrangements with several governments and motorsport associations and federations.

In the 2000s, the routes become more diverse. The distance was doubled by departing from Limonaia. Other deals included East-Alharun nations, turning the rally into a transcontinental race. The 2009 start in Prymont in Argis made the rally into an intercontinental event.

  • Lusotropia–Cashar is 3,217 kilometres (1,999 mi)
  • Limonaia–Cashar is 6,334 kilometres (3,936 mi)
  • Prymont–Cashar is 8,202 kilometres (5,096 mi)
  • Variota–Cashar is 8,229 kilometres (5,113 mi)
  • Fulgistan–Cashar is 8,347 kilometres (5,187 mi)

Vehicles and classes

Locals assist a participant with replacing a flat tire.

There are no restrictions on the vehicles or individuals that can enter. In 2020 the Moxie class was added for classic cars and oldtimers, but these don't compete in the races. The race is for both four-wheel vehicles (buggies, cars and trucks) and motorcycles. The main categories are:

  • Cars and trucks: T1 (modified all-terrain vehicles), T2 (production all-terrain vehicles), T3 SSV, Open/Score, Classic, and T4 (Trucks)
  • Bikes and Quard: 450 cc class, motorcycles up to 450 cc, Class Open (over 450 cc), +700 cm3 bicyl., Classic and quad's
  • “Experimental” group: hybrid and eco vehicles powered by renewable energy created specifically for the rally, with its own ranking.

List of winners

Year Cars
(driver / co-driver)
Bikes Trucks
(driver / co-driver)
Quads Experimental
2022 Kotowari Kumutham F.
Kotowari Mrinalika G.
Deltannia Alex Uosukainen Ulfheimr Karlína Ugluspegilsdóttir
Bergenaria Teresa Ferrón
Adaptus Evdokia Raptelli Aurivizh Savino La Scala
2021 Afropa Armand Abadie
Velaheria Otto Ratzinger
Baltica Arūnas Levokis San Lorenzo Sergi Martínez
Tagmatium Markos Karatzas
Esonice Kanda Zenko Aurivizh Savino La Scala
2020 Afropa Armand Abadie
Velaheria Otto Ratzinger
Montemadia Eric Avilés San Lorenzo Sergi Martínez
Tagmatium Markos Karatzas
Qubdi Youssef Ishak Aurivizh Savino La Scala
2019 Afropa Armand Abadie
Adaptus Julian Crescens
Montemadia Eric Avilés San Lorenzo Sergi Martínez
Tagmatium Markos Karatzas
Andalla Kjeld Axelsen Vostau ?
2018 Mevraq Jeremy Abramsky
Adaptus Julian Crescens
Montemadia Eric Avilés San Lorenzo Sergi Martínez
Tagmatium Markos Karatzas
Andalla Kjeld Axelsen Narva Jose Maria del Valle
2017 Yien Odion Chee
Cabarria Alemu Bullo Zelalem
Montemadia Eric Avilés San Lorenzo Sergi Martínez
Great Xio ?
Yien Belonwu Obee San Ba Liu Hong
2016 Yien Odion Chee
Cabarria Alemu Bullo Zelalem
Montemadia Eric Avilés San Lorenzo Sergi Martínez
Great Xio ?
Andalla Kjeld Axelsen Montemadia Denis Ramos
2015 Yien Odion Chee
Fina Frans Sandberg
Dolchland Friedrich Bode San Lorenzo Sergi Martínez
Akiiryu Nursultan Nazerev
Andalla Kjeld Axelsen Montemadia Denis Ramos
2014 Tamurin Lasse Nagelberg
Adaptus Julian Crescens
Seylos Ollie Carr San Lorenzo Sergi Martínez
San Lorenzo Dario Biel
Roqoo Simo Bottas Great Xio ?
2013 Alvernia ?
Safiloa ?
Seylos Ollie Carr Mantella Egeo Condello
Anatea Almerigo Bernardino
Roqoo Simo Bottas Mekabiri Eezkias Ruphael Araya
2012 Alvernia ?
Safiloa ?
Mauridiviah Jairo Sáenz Mantella Egeo Condello
Anatea Almerigo Bernardino
Akiiryu Kenes Tairev Mekabiri Eezkias Ruphael Araya
2011 Alvernia ?
Safiloa ?
Miiros Edvard Dalísson Mantella Egeo Condello
Anatea Almerigo Bernardino
Akiiryu Kenes Tairev Gotneska ?
2010 Alvernia ?
Noble Nykia ?
Miiros Edvard Dalísson Velaheria Alois Stanger
Velaheria Josua Gildemeister
Akiiryu Kenes Tairev Sunset Sea Islands Bùi Hữu Trác
2009 Alvernia ?
Kirvina Hektor Florakis
Miiros Edvard Dalísson Mauridiviah Jose Luis Aisa
Tamurin Christoph Ribbeck
 Akiiryu Kenes Tairev Sunset Sea Islands Bùi Hữu Trác
2008 Alvernia ?
Alvernia ?
Miiros Edvard Dalísson Mauridiviah Jose Luis Aisa
Tamurin Christoph Ribbeck
Akiiryu Kenes Tairev
2007 Gallambria Billy Walliams[1]
Seylos Callum Booth
Miiros Edvard Dalísson Mauridiviah Jose Luis Aisa
Tamurin Christoph Ribbeck
Lysian Republic Jacob Piaget
2006 Great Anglia Rupert Spencer
Great Anglia Casey Lee
San Ba Fan Chin Mauridiviah Jose Luis Aisa
Tamurin Christoph Ribbeck
Lysian Republic Jacob Piaget
2005 Great Anglia Rupert Spencer
Great Anglia Casey Lee
San Ba Fan Chin Mauridiviah Jose Luis Aisa
Mauridiviah Arnau Val
Burkini Huali Kaoao
2004 Adaptus Valentinus Majorian
San Lorenzo German Hernández
San Ba Fan Chin Great Anglia Rupert Spencer
Great Anglia Casey Lee
Burkini Huali Kaoao
2003 Gotneska Karl Johansson
Vostau ?
Hinterlands Edward Durden Mekabiri Paulo Morais
Mekabiri Dan Morais
Gotneska Peatáin Mág Samhradháin
2002 Gotneska Karl Johansson
Vostau ?
Hinterlands Edward Durden Stedoria Hänjen Edälmen
Stedoria Mark Aigner
Gotneska Peatáin Mág Samhradháin
2001 Gotneska Karl Johansson
Vostau ?
Hinterlands Edward Durden Euandria Antoniu Calidiu
Euandria Flaviu Nigidiu
Gotneska Gealán Mac Eachaidh
2000 Aurivizh Agesilao Fiorenza
San Ba Xia Xia
Miiros Bresi Reimarsson Hinterlands Earl Jones III
Stedoria Hänjen Edälmen
Gotneska Gealán Mac Eachaidh
1999 Aurivizh Agesilao Fiorenza
San Ba Xia Xia
Miiros Bresi Reimarsson Hinterlands Earl Jones III
Hinterlands James Klein
Gotneska Gealán Mac Eachaidh
1998 Aurivizh Agesilao Fiorenza
Stedoria Fabian Yostän
Miiros Bresi Reimarsson Hinterlands Earl Jones III
Hinterlands James Klein
Gotneska Pádraig Ciabháin
1997 Aurivizh Agesilao Fiorenza
Stedoria Fabian Yostän
Qarau ? Yien Afamefuna Chidiegwu
Kirvina Alexandros Galanis
Gotneska Pádraig Ciabháin
1996 Aurivizh Diego Gumina
Stedoria Fabian Yostän
Qarau ? Yien Afamefuna Chidiegwu
Kirvina Alexandros Galanis
Gotneska Pádraig Ciabháin -
1995 Aurivizh Diego Gumina
Aurivizh Agesilao Fiorenza
Qarau ? Yien Afamefuna Chidiegwu
Kirvina Alexandros Galanis
Gotneska Pádraig Ciabháin -
1994 Wajoka Othiamba Magero
Wajoka Waga Jow
Qarau ? Prymont Øyvind Oien
Prymont John Muri
Gotneska Pádraig Ciabháin
1993 Ayubi Ahmed el-Zadeh
Ayubi Qaasim al-Radi
Qarau ? Dazhdinia Vųǯiměr Lukanko
Gotneska ?
Vasqqa Kleto Beramendi
1992 Ayubi Ahmed el-Zadeh
Ayubi Qaasim al-Radi
Yuropa Selassiee Gizaw Afewerek Tamurin Manuel Pfister
Tamurin Paul Grimminger
Dolchland Levi Breslauer
1991 Llalta Konsu De Gabriele
Mahana Bibhaakar Subedee
Cashar Moosa Al-Mokhtar Tamurin Manuel Pfister
Tamurin Paul Grimminger
Abantium ?
1990 Iverica Guillermo Santander
Adaptus Dylanos Tymichae[2]
Cashar Moosa Al-Mokhtar Tamurin Manuel Pfister
Tamurin Paul Grimminger
Abantium ?
1989 Ahrana Boye Lauritsen
Ahrana Simon Høyer
Montemadia Abril Collado Tamurin Manuel Pfister
Tamurin Paul Grimminger
Mitō Taro Yamada
1988 Ahrana Boye Lauritsen
Ahrana Simon Høyer
Montemadia Abril Collado Dazhdinia Marko Ignacju Homat
Kotowari ?
Ebrary Jon Campo
1987 Cashar Hayyan Barakat
Cashar Karim Tabbal
Cashar Moosa Al-Mokhtar Fravina Jean-Joël Geiger
Fravina Auguste Manaudou
Ebrary Jon Campo

Incidents and criticism

Tire tracks in the Alharun desert.

During the 1994 race, a car killed three Cashari when the vehicle collided with their horse cart. The late-night accident prompted the organisation to shorten distances. This would prevent driving close to sunset or after nightfall. Unfortunately, this didn't prevent vehicles from continuing to hit and kill roaming livestock. The effect on ecology and is also opposed, leaving deep tire tracks, loose parts and rubbish along the route. Several NGOs described the race is: “An obscene, neocolonial show of wealth and waste.” Some Alharun residents along the race's route complained about receiving little compensation. Drivers would remain in their campsite, limiting their support for local economies by spending cash on local goods or services.

  1. Gallambria, Eurth Rally Series (28 November 2018)
  2. Adaptus, Eurth Rally Series (27 November 2018)