Jerome de Sadeleer joins new Saudi Rally Raid Outfit Team GALAG for Rallye du Maroc

Jerome de Sadeleer joins new Saudi Rally Raid Outfit Team GALAG for Rallye du Maroc

05.10.2021: • Swiss racer signed by newly formed Saudi Rally Raid team for Rallye du Maroc • De Sadeleer to race alongside co-driver Mika Metge, former Honda factory driver and 7 x Dakar participant • Saudi based Team Galag to announce extended Rally-Raid progr


• Swiss racer signed by newly formed Saudi Rally Raid team for Rallye du Maroc

• De Sadeleer to race alongside co-driver Mika Metge, former Honda factory driver and 7 x Dakar participant

• Saudi based Team Galag to announce extended Rally-Raid program at later date




Newly formed Saudi Rally Raid outfit, Team Galag have confirmed that Jerome de Sadeleer will join the team for the 2021 Rallye du Maroc. The team will also be announcing a broader racing programme at a later date.




De Sadeleer will be trading the racetrack and his regular sports prototype racer for a T4 SSV. He will race on Team Galag’s brand new TG-D1 Can Am Maverick prepared and built by MMP Competition in Toulouse, France.

 

It won’t be the first time the Swiss driver races the TG-D1 as he participated in the Spanish round of the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Bajas, the Baja Aragon. De Sadeleer’s consistent driving resulted in a fantastic 3rd place in Spain.



De Sadeleer will race alongside co-driver Mika Metge. Metge is a former Honda and Yamaha factory driver who has participated in no less than 7 Dakar Rallies. Metge got his first taste of Co-Driving in the Baja Aragon last July.
The team have set themselves the ambitious goal of finishing in the top-10 of the FIA T4 class at this year’s Rallye du Maroc.



Jerome de Sadeleer, driver, Team Galag
:“I’m really excited to be joining the newly formed Team Galag. We have worked many months behind the scenes to create a high performing race team. We know our buggy is quick, reliable and we know we have some great technical talent supporting us.


That means it’s up to the driver and co-driver to deliver! Our P3 finish at the Baja Aragon was super encouraging so Mika and I go into the Rallye du Maroc with our head high. Watch this space as there will be some big announcements coming up in the near future.”



Talal Al Faisal, Founder & Team Owner, Team Galag:
"We're very happy to welcome Jerome and Mika in one of our two TG-D buggies. We're confident that they'll do well on their first stab at this notoriously gruelling rally.


Both of them have certainly proved themselves as serious contenders, after a fantastic P3 at the Baja Aragon. We're hoping for a good result at Rallye du Maroc in the lead up to an even bigger rally next year.”



Cyril Neveu, Team Principal, Team Galag:
“Launching Team Galag this year has been a great adventure, and I’m pleased to have signed Jerome onto the team. He’s not only quick, but a reliable pair of hands, as shown by him finishing 3rd in his first ever rally, the Baja Aragon.


He and Mika have shown that they work well together which gives me confidence for our programme. I really look forward to announcing Team Galag’s racing plans in the near future.”



Aurelien Hamart, Team Galag   photo de Sadeleer

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05.10.2021 / MaP

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