Tacita, the Italian electric motorcycles manufacturer will launch the Tacita T-Race Rally on January 4th at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, at the start of 2020 Dakar Rally.
Faithful to its spirit of pioneering new countries, deeply linking mobility with the highest spirit of adventure and technological experimentation, the 2020 Dakar Rally that will explore a new continent this January, will be remembered also for an absolute world premiere.
With the toughest rally in the world landing in South Arabia, the 30th country visited by the legendary Dakar, new routes will be explored. It will be more than a geographical discovery, for the 557 competitors of the rally.
The Dakar Rally opens up to the future of mobility and Tacita has taken the challenge offered by A.S.O, the organizer of the epic Dakar Rally, willing to promote electric rally racing motorcycles. On January 4th, the Tacita T-Race Rally 2020 and the Tacita Rally Program for the upcoming 2021, 2022 and 2023 Dakar Editions will be officially presented at the Jeddah Dakar Village on the “New Energy” Podium.
On January 17th, during the final stage of this epic event, the Tacita T-Race Rally 2020 will join the full field of competitors at the “Qiddiyah Grand Prix” to make his first Dakar debut. This will be a great opportunity to see the Tacita T-Race Rally 2020 racing in full action.
A.S.O is encouraging the participation of hybrid and full electric vehicles on the Dakar and we took the challenge. We are working on the T-Race Rally Dakar 2020 that will be able to tackle the toughest rally in the world. We are delighted to have such a great opportunity. We were in 2012 the first electric motorcycle ever to race an African rally at the “Merzouga Rally”, and after these years of continuous research and development, we are ready for the Dakar. We invite all rally enthusiasts to visit us at the Jeddah Dakar Village, on every Bivouac or at the final Qiddiyah Grand Prix to come test our Tacita T-Race Rally 2020 and see our mobile solar-powered trailer, the Tacita T-Station – said Pierpaolo Rigo, Tacita co-founder.
We are happy about the Rally Raid future, and we know that Alternative Energies will be part of it. The Tacita project and its full electric rally bike is a main development axis. And we are glad to welcome and promote this bike and this team at the start of our first Saudian Dakar in January 2020 – said David Castera, Dakar Race Director.