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Photos From The Eleko Motor Race 2016

Car enthusiasts, petrol heads, car junkies, celebrities and those looking for a weekend thrill, all gathered at the beautiful Eleko beach, Eleko-Igando in Lagos for the the seventh edition of the Eleko Motor Race which took place over the weekend, and the event brought the best motor racing could offer in Nigeria. The Eleko motor race which has been steadily re-energising the Nigerian Motorsport Culture since 2014 since 2014 had drivers in their 4 x 4 vehicles, Tricycles and bikes battling to be crowned "King of the sands 2016" in their categories. 

Six Teams which comprised of a driver and his navigator with their SUVs and off-road vehicles competed in the off-road rally which covered 26 kilometres of hand-selected back-roads along the coastline broken down into six special stages. They pushed their SUVs to the limit while testing their abilities to race and successfully navigate the treacherous terrains mixed with twist and turns the race course threw at them.

The Land Rover Defender zooming across the finish line as the Champion
At the end, after hours of racing and navigating, three teams successful completed the race and made it back while three teams including the team driving a Range Rover succumbed to the obstacles on the race course and had to be rescued. The Team driving a Land Rover Defender came in a champions while the teams driving a Toyota Sequoia and Nissan Xterra completed the podium in second and third positions respectively.

See photos from the exhilarating racing event;

Bikes Challenging each other

Tricycles (Keke) racing each other


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