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Rallye des Pharaons
The Rallye des Pharaons is an FIM sactioned event that takes place in Egypt, with Cairo being both the start and finish point, and covers 3,100 km. It is similar in format to the Paris Dakar Rally in that it occurs in desert conditions and cars, trucks, and motorcycles are all permitted to compete. For 2004, Rallye des Pharaons runs from September 25 to October 4.
Tragedy struck on September 28 when 3-time Paris Dakar Rally winner Richard Sainct was killed when his motorcycle ran off the course.   KTM, who Sainct rode for, has pulled all other factory racers from the rest of the rally in respect for Sainct.
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