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‘Twin Turbos’ student team to take on 3,000km rally race

16 Dec 2022

An adventurous University student and his brother will be taking part in a transcontinental car rally that raises money for some of the poorest children in Morocco

Twin Turbos

Stanislas ‘Stan’ Dembinski, an undergraduate here at Manchester and his twin brother Cyril (who studies at l’ESME in Bordeaux, France) have formed a team, ‘The Twin Turbos’ to take part in the 4L Trophy.   

The ‘4L’ is a student rally of around 1,500 cars and 3,000 students from across Europe undertaking a near 3,000km dash from Biarritz to Marrakech, with participants competing to arrive by the shortest possible route, equipped with only a map and compass in a Renault 4.   

Budding mechanical engineers, Stan and Cyril are both excited by the challenge of making sure their Renault 4 – the youngest model of which is about 60 years old – can survive the long and complicated journey across Europe, through Africa’s desert lands and, finally into Marrakech. They’re also using their participation in the rally to raise money and awareness for Enfants du Désert (‘Children of the Desert’) that equips some of the poorest children in Morocco with school supplies like books, pens and blackboards and, building repairing and maintaining classrooms, helping about 20,000 children every year.   

Stan would welcome any sponsorship to support their race, with supporters having the chance to have their face emblazoned on their ‘Twin Turbos’ rally car!  

Stan said: “We’re so excited to be taking part in this rally and we’re looking for sponsors to meet the costs of entering the 4L Trophy so my brother and, the ‘Twin Turbos’ can raise money for kids who really need our help, so they can have a shot at a decent education – which we all value so much.   

“It costs about £3000 to enter the rally and another £3000 to prepare the car so we’re looking for generous supporters and sponsors to help us help the kids of Marrakech. In return, you can get your face and social media on the car for its journey, or you may know a company or organisation that can have their logo on the car in return for sponsorship.”