Qualification to take place at Batemans Bay in New South Wales.
KTM Australia has confirmed qualification for the KTM Ultimate Race will take place in the country at Batemans Bay in New South Wales on 1-2 March.
A new initiative from the KTM Factory is to bring together the global KTM adventure communities, and with six KTM Adventure Rallye events now taking place all over the world, two lucky riders from each Rallye-hosting nation 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 the Dakar Series race in Morocco. They receive an all-expenses paid trip, including flights, accommodation, entry fees and a full race service on a factory-prepped KTM 790 Adventure R that has been built from Dakar DNA.
Riders will also be coached by some of the world’s best adventure ambassadors and treated like Factory supported riders during the trip. To top off an already epic experience, the winner of the KTM Ultimate Race at Merzouga will receive an incredible prize: a 790 Adventure R to keep and two VIP tickets to the Dakar Rally.
As the Merzouga Rally 2019 takes place immediately after the 2019 KTM Australia Adventure Rallye (30 March-5 April), there will be a stand-alone qualification event to find the two Australian riders.
Held in conjunction with the 2019 Transmoto 12-Hour at Batemans Bay, the KTM Uiltimate Race qualifications will require certain criteria to participate 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 – a one-day licenses can be purchased on the day, however the two qualification winners must have a valid MA license to participate in Merzouga. Riders must not 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. For more information, visit www.ridektm.com.au/ktm-ultimate-race.