Polaris is pleased to be supporting Future Terrain’s Fennec Endeavour in the Sahara Desert this year, taking place this month.
Future Terrain is an armed forces rehabilitation and vocational transition charity, helping those who have served their country to move on to the next stage of their life and open new opportunities for the future. First founded in 2016 by Grant White, a 25-year Royal Marine and lower leg amputee, Future Terrain has gone on to become one of the first in the world to aid the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded, injured and sick service personnel through motorsport adventures and expeditions.
This year, Future Terrain have been using Polaris vehicles to provide driving-related engineering training, qualification enhancement and pre-event terrain testing to prepare the participants for the event of a lifetime in Morocco – the Fennec Endeavour – taking place from 18-25 September.
In the initial phases of the project, prior to the event in Morocco, the Future Terrain team invited its participants to a number of specific training events in the UK to build their driving and piloting skills, as well as gaining useful vehicle accreditation and first aid qualifications via Lantra and the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU). This not only ensures all participants are fully equipped with the right piloting skills to safely complete the Fennec Endeavour, but also opens the doors to future opportunities with their new skillset and qualifications.
The route in Morocco will take the riders from the starting point in Aït Benhaddou to Ouarzazate, combining technical tracks, huge sand dunes and off road passages, and including a overnight stay out in the dunes, under the stars. In total, there will be five Polaris RZRs provided for the team when they arrive in Morocco – four RZR Trail S 1000 machines and one four-seater RZR model – ready to take on the challenge.
For more information on Future Terrain, please visit http://www.futureterrain.co.uk/
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