This competition is now closed.
Latest Update from the team: We crossed the finish line last night at 7pm. We are pretty excited to finally be here. (August 25)
August 19: We are in Novisibirsk, Russia, not too far
August 15: We left Aqtobi a while ago and went to Astana the new Kazak capital. We then drove all the way to Kyrgystan and stayed in Bishkek, we are skipping out on Uzbekistan as they have no fuel and we have no time and are now back in Kazakhstan in Almaty. Heading for the Russian border tomorrow.
August 9: We arrived in Atyrau, Kazahkstan this morning. Having a few beers and looking for teams heading towards Uzbekistan.
August 7: Team head to Kazakstan
August 4: Team made it to Sochi, Russia
August 2: Team are travelling through Turkey
July 28: Team have arrived in Budapest
July 26: In Zurich, heading towards Munich
Follow their progress on the map below. They are represented by the green marker and you can read about their latest adventure.
Competition Update: The competition is now closed. The team are steadily heading towards Mongolia so keep following their progress to see whether your guess was correct.
Hot on the heels of our last competition (GFI World Cup Competition) we’re psyched to launch another fantastic competition, this time with an altruistic edge and super easy to participate in and the prize is a wonderful Apple iPad.
GFI Software are proud to be sponsors of Pangea Supercontinent, a team participating in the exciting Mongol Rally (otherwise known as the Festival of Slow), where people will take on the adventure of a lifetime as they attempt to reach Mongolia in a car that should be headed straight for the scrap heap, leaving from either Spain, UK or Italy. The distance? Oh, approximately 10,000 miles!!
40 teams will start their engines from Barcelona in Spain (that’s where our team will be revving from), 50 will launch from Milan, Italy and 350 will set off from Goodwood Motor Circuit in the UK. There is no specific route that the teams need to take… otherwise what kind of adventure would that be?! They just need to get to Mongolia any way they can.
Pangea Supercontinent have decided to tackle the following route: Barcelona (starting point), Geneva, Munich, Prague, Budapest, Istanbul, Trabzon, Sochi, Volgograd, Atyrau, Samarqand, Tashkent, Bishkek, Novosibirsk and finally Ulaanbataar. You can see their route plotted out on the map. (View Mongol Rally in a larger map.)
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All the cars leave on July 24; however, when they will reach their destination no one knows and this is where YOU come in with the chance to win. We’ve estimated that it could take our team anywhere between 3, 4, 5 or 6 weeks to reach their target (or they might not make it at all!) so all you need to do is choose one of these options. It couldn’t be easier! Just fill in this form and make your choice.
Just to make things clear once they do actually arrive in Mongolia we’ll select the people who picked the length of time closest to the actual one; therefore if they take 4 weeks and 5 days to get there, then those people who opted for 5 weeks will be in with the chance to win. All other entries will be disregarded.Entries will be accepted until August 13, 2010.
The great thing about this competition is that not only can you win a great prize but all the cars participating in the rally are collecting money for various charities around the world, keen to help those who are in need. Pangea Supercontinent have already raised $3,000 through various events and hope that the sum continues to grow.
It could very well be that the team doesn’t make it to Mongolia. The Adventurists who are responsible for this rally have a clear warning on their website that this is not a holiday but a tough course.
The competition winner will be contacted via email after August 21, 2010; either after the team has finished the race or thrown in the towel! However, since we don’t know when this will be we cannot give a specific date. Remember that competition entries will be accepted until August 13, 2010 – after that the competition form will no longer be available.