Dakar returns to Argentina/Chile

How many of us are amazed by the seer scale of rallying when it comes to DAKAR?

An entire generation has grown up watching the Mitsubishi Pajero win numerous Paris-Dakar rallies over the years

And who can ignore the giant Kamaz and Tatra trucks and those BMW’s and KTM’s?

The popularity of Dakar over the years has increased dramatically. Its no longer an event just for the hardcore rally enthusiasts. Past couple of years have seen many new entrants; new fans by roadside which resembles more a WRC scene than a traditional Dakar

The rally of 2008 was cancelled due to security concerns and for 2009, the event left its traditional Sahara sand dunes to the more rocky terrain of South America

And contrary to the opinions of many, it turned out to be very successful and so the Dakar returned to the same venue for its 2010 event

Now after Carlos Sainz finally winning in the Volkswagen, with KTM and Kamaz continuing their stronghold in Bikes and Trucks respectively, all eyes are set for the next years reunion

Next year, Dakar returns to Argentina/Chile and will be held from January 1st to 16th 2011

For the calender of events click here

For next years route click here

Registration will start in May 2010

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