The Dakar Rally which we be staged from January 2 to 14 was created from the near-death experience of French motorcycle racer Thierry Sabine who became lost during a race in the Libyan desert in 1977.
The Rally has been held every year since, but one, beginning in Europe and finishing somewhere in North Africa. So the January event will be the 39th running of the great race.
The Dakar is truly one of the toughest challenges man and machine can face. Racing against the clock through terrain that includes everything from dirt and gravel roads and unmarked track, over grasslands, mountain valleys and shifting desert sand dunes,.
Professional racers sponsored by the world’s leading corporations vie for the glory of winning the event,.
But the majority of competitors are called “privateers”, people who risk enormous amounts of their own money, as well as their health and well-being, simply to see if they can finish what is the world’s most difficult and challenging rally race. Watched by more than 90 people million around the world, it truly is among the premiere automotive events of the year.
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