I've got other news about this race. 9 teams are on the race and the final prize is 50 000. There is also 10 legs and 7 country (United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Japan, USA, Brazil, South Africa and France).
Translating that article gives a LOT of spoiler info!
Friday, September 21, 2012 5 21 / 09 / September / 2012 7:00
Amazing race on D8: 9 duos, 4 continents, 7 countries, 10 steps, 50 000 euros.
Among the highly anticipated appointment chain D8, the first French edition of the adventure game The Amazing Race. Which could overshadow the Beijing Express aging on M6. Shine a production broadcast in France early evening, and moderated by Alexandre Delpérier.
New pairs will participate in the most amazing experience of their lives. A journey of twenty-four days all around the globe. An extraordinary race on four continents! Dozens of hours of aircraft, 50 000 km of competition, discovery and self-transcendence, one hundred incredible events to reach the end of the race to pocket the sum of 50 000 euros and win the title of champion 'AMAZING RACE.
Before doing our candidates have to cross four continents in ten steps ahead seven countries: the United Arab Emirates to South Africa from Thailand, Brazil, Japan, the United States and of course France. Airplane, boat, taxi, subway ... to reach the destination, all transportation will be good. But beware, throughout their career, candidates must face physical challenges and cultural surprises.
Challenges impressive straining their courage, endurance, insight and fiber solidarity:
Down a cliff rappelling,
build a snowman in the middle of the desert,
dive into shark-infested sea white
count statues in a temple sacred
make a radio and operate,
build a roof for an orphanage
drive a camel through the dunes
Such ... will be some tests, physical or unusual that await our adventurers with nerves of steel.
In each episode, they will also answer questions of general knowledge to continue their journey ... the opportunity to understand the heritage, history and traditions of the countries visited. Competitors will experience a unique adventure and create the most beautiful towers in the world. In their "road book," a step in the busy streets of Bangkok, an amazing safari in South Africa, a trip to the spectacular Iguazu Falls or a sunset on the beaches of Rio.