The Sahara Aventura is Europe’s largest amateur off-road navigation event and has been held for the last nine years in North Africa. Participants have to locate a set of waypoints scattered around the area where each stage is happening. Scoring is based on the difficulty of access to or location of these waypoints. It’s done in five or six stages, ranging from the south of Morocco on the fast tracks of the desert, to the rocky and difficult tracks of the Atlas Mountains and the sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi.
There are two classes; one for standard 4x4s and one for modified 4x4s. Each entrant is classified according only to the type of suspension being used. If you have a shock absorbers with remote reservoirs or double shocks per wheel, you’re automatically put in the modified class. The vehicles are tested to the limits of their capabilities and all the vehicle's components are put under a lot of stress during the event, so it’s important to have a very good tyre that gives the best performance on all surfaces and driving conditions.
Paulo’s team won the modified class, and came second on the scratch classification in December last year using BFGoodrich KM2 tyres. These proven tyres are available in Britain for details of your nearest stockist visit www.4site4x4.co.uk.