2019-3 TDR 1000 News

Welcome to the 2019 TDR 1000!

We have reached the halfway mark in the championship, and the majestic Toyota 1000 Desert Race, the only marathon event on the SACCS calendar and the largest Cross Country event in Southern Africa breaks new ground with the event relocating from the small mining town of Jwaneng to the more populous town of Selebi Phikwe.

Commonly known as Phikwe this bustling town is situated in Eastern Botswana and strategically placed as the gateway to the Northern Regions.

New events invariably offer new challenges however, we are delighted that our longstanding relationship with BTO, BPS, SARS, BURS, BMS and the communities and people of Botswana has again done us proud.

A fresh challenge awaits competitors when they tackle the gruelling 1000 kilometres of the 2019 TDR 1000.

The route has been finalised, spectator points co-ordinated by Botswana Tourism Organisation have been identified, VIP facilities for our host country Botswana and our event sponsor Toyota are in place and as always, the Botswana Police Services are one hundred percent on ready to ensure our safe passage.

We have also enjoyed tremendous support from the Selebi Phikwe Economic Development Unit (SPEDU) and the Selebi Phikwe Town Council.


All competitors, cars and bikes, will share a common DSP area situated within the confines of the Selebi Phikwe Soccer Stadium and the Morula Private School. Race HQ, the Toyota VIP Rig, Parc Fermè, scrutineering and all related race infrastructure will be accommodated within the complex. Competitor camping will also be available within the secure boundaries of the complex.

Food and beverages will be available in the bivouac from Thursday, 20 June through to Sunday, 23 June.

The shower facilities, portable and permanent will be strictly for accredited campers and will not be available to any persons who have not paid for the service.

Catering in DSP will be provided by Cresta Bosele and will include breakfast, fast food and a hot dinner on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A full local bar will also be in operation for the duration of the event.

Food vouchers can be purchased in advance from Cresta Bosele:
Kindly contact the following people for the coupons;
Kutlwano Bosulafetse +267 71 764 216
Lorraine Paphane +267 71 576 821

Vouchers will also be on sale at the food and beverage outlet as from Thursday, 20 June at 14:00.

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