Safety & Prevention
Maïenga were the first rally organisers to use a satellite-based security system (« Iritrack » technology). This system has since also been put in practice by other rally organisers such as Paris-Dakar.
Each team can at any time sound a medical or mechanical alert which will be quickly followed-up by the organisers. They can also use a radio Beacon « Sarsat » which is more commonly used in aviation, sailing and other sporting events around the world. Maïenga carried out an audit with its insurers and identified the risks and solutions. As a result, Maïenga have set up a safety management system. This allowed the agency to receive its ISO 14001 environmental certification (certified by Veritas).
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Before the rally, each participant is issued with a set of requirements to be strictly followed:
- Each team is equipped with a COSPAS SARSAT distress beacon, which will locate immediately should the tag be activated (this system is derived from those used by the air force and navy for decades). Although this is not equivalent to the permanent live monitoring system used in the Rally des Gazelles or Paris-Dakar, it allows immediate intervention in the unfortunate event of incident or accident.
- A medical team manages prevention before leaving France and during the events.
- Every Team is of course expected to respect the highway code of the countries crossed, and speeding will be punishable by sports penalties.
- Wearing a helmet and of course seat belts is compulsory during rally stages.
- All participants and organisers are aware of the eco-driving conditions put in place to reduce the footprint of the event on the environment. Maïenga was again a pioneer in this field by developing a device to educate drivers on how to reduce CO2 (first tested in 2010).
Support and Logistics
The same mechanical assistance is provided for each team on the course, during the race and in the camp in the evening.
If a mechanical problem should occur during a stage, each team can call the organisors for immediate assistance. Each evening, during the whole length of the race, a « mechanical workshop tent » will tend to the vehicles.
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- Managers in charge of the event, driving alongside it.
- Medical support vehicles.
- Mechanical support vehicles.
- Opening and sweeping vehicles.
- Emergency assistance lorry.
- Mechanics workshop.
- Helicopter kept on stand-by at all times.
- All vehicles are linked by radio and satellite telephones.