Dakar Challenge: Your ticket to the Dakar
Building upon last year's success and the great performances of its winners at the Dakar, the Dakar Challenge will encompass five events and a total of eight classifications.
The off-road rallies held throughout the season bring together motor sports lovers from all over the world and all walks of life. These drivers and riders, often amateurs, sometimes show talent and skills that just beg to go head-to-head with the elite of rally raids. It was precisely to give the most promising among them the opportunity to shine in the biggest race of this sport that the Dakar Challenge was designed and created. Five rallies will look for the next big driving and riding talents. The least experienced competitors in each of these events will be eligible for the Dakar Challenge. Once Sonora Rally, Merzouga Rally, Desafio Ruta 40 and Baja Inka are over, the best of these competitors in the general classification will get a pass to the 2017 Dakar, and the best in Amageza will win his registration for Dakar 2018.
In other words, eight vehicles will be on the start line at the Dakar after rising to the Dakar Challenge. Round One will take place from April 3rd to 7th in Sonora, Mexico, kicking off a Sonora Rally in which the competitors will be hunting for a prized ticket.
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Dakar Challenge season: