Today was the first official day of the U.A.E Desert Challenge of 2007.
It involves actually registering formally and of course paying the fees for the challenge. The team are provided with the necessary navigation and emergency equipment which needs to be installed in the vehicle prior to the buggy and drivers equipment checks tomorrow.
So it's back to the Kennel where the installation of the equipment takes place. The already well stocked instrument panel of the buggy saw the installation of high quality video capture equipment to capture footage along the route. This is being done to provide you a closer to the action feeling.
The camera, if you look closely enough is mounted where the rear view camera would be located, with the storage device located on the right hand side near the emergency smash hammer.
Andrea Mayer (Paris-Dakar Ladies winner and previous Desert Challenge competitor), dropped in past the "Kennel" (which you can read as Mark's house), to see how the preparations on the Saluki III was progressing.