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  • THE DAKAR 2018 ROUTE WILL BE RELEASED THE 22nd OF MARCH... ARE YOU READY??

The biggest rally-raid in the world

editions

countries visited

3 in Europe 21 in Africa 5 in South America

2nd biggest motor racing
event in the world:

77 % notoriety





A media giant... serving the host countries

1,200 hours of total TV coverage
(with 73% outside of South America)

70 TV networks broadcasting the rally in 190 countries

1,460 accredited journalists on the rally

2 M fans, followers and subscribers

16.3 M videos viewed in 2016


Mobile video game

Launch for the first year of a mobile video game for the 2017 Dakar

A party for the public with 4,4 M spectators on the route

13 « Ferias Dakar »

2 Dakar expositions en Asunción y La Paz



Competitors 1

491 competitors for   316 vehicles in the race

* Cars: 83 including 10 vehicles in the new UTV category

59 nationalities (assistances included)

1 information as of 8/11/2016

A few remarkable participants in the car category

Bryce Menzies - USA (MINI): 3-time winner of the Baja 500, 2011 SCORE Champion winner of the RED BULL Frozen Rush

Following Loeb, Hirvonen, Pons and Prokop 2016, some other drivers from the rally world:
Khalid Al Qassimi (Abu Dhabi): 2-time Middle East Champion (2004 & 2014)
Nicolas Fuchs (Peru): 2010 NACAM rally Champion, 2013 WRC-2 runner-up
Conrad Rautenbach (Zimbabwe): twice African Rally Champion



2017 ROUTE

3 countries to cross: Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina

Start : Asunción / Rest day : La Paz / Arrival : Buenos Aires

12 stages (including 6 stages above 3,000m)

1 marathon stage

Nearly 9,000km and more than 4,000km of special stages



SAFETY: A MAJOR PREOCCUPATION OF THE ORGANISATION

Spectator zones and prevention

22,000 personnel (gendarmes, police, military) for the security of the public and the rally

51 secured spectator zones

In Argentina, where the public turnout is the heaviest, 30 officers from the Highway Security (Seguridad Vial) aboard 15 dedicated vehicles will supervise the behavior of the public


PCO

35 people on round-the-clock duty


An advanced medical service

1 field hospital

1 air ambulance / 7 helicopters

32 wheeled vehicles including 10 paramedic vehicles

60 person nursing staff



AN ECO-RESPONSIBLE EVENT

A course designed in collaboration with the local authorities in each country.

Selective sorting and waste treatment program with local authorities.

The Dakar Rally compensates 100 % of its carbon footprint.

With the Techo association, the Dakar supports over 400 social projects.





 

Sponsors

Official TV broadcasters