Each year, Mayotte hosts a somewhat special championship: the iconic tire race.
Strong sensations and giggles guaranteed!
To master the “Formula 1 Mahoraise”, young athletes must show skill and speed.
The Mahoran formulas consist of a tire and two sticks. Therefore, speed and agility are there!
Tire race Mayotte: To say that tire racing is a tradition in Mayotte is an understatement. For more than thirty years, races have been organized in the streets of the island. They even turned into a championship in 2015 to the delight of children and adults are led by Jack Passe, former sports teacher.
Thus, four stages took place in 2017 to qualify the participants for a grand final in Mamoudzou.
More than 4,000 spectators came to applaud the 200 children selected and the 380 adults on July 1. The success is such that draws are compulsory to select the participants.
A tire, one or two sticks of wood and you are equipped to run for 2km. No advanced technology here. Indeed, an armada of recovery tires and two pieces of wood per competitor act as power steering. Then the soap acts as engine oil.
Endurance, dexterity and a bit of mischief will lead the participants to the finish line.
Away from game consoles and electronic games, the tire race reminds us of the simplicity and shared joy of convivial moments.
All competitors guided by the desire to win and honed by hours of intensive training.
It is one of the charms of Mayotte that all visitors enjoy praising.
It is now on the calendar of major events. The “Mayotte tire race” could even be the subject of greater communication, on a tourist scale to attract future customers.