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Summary - 17/01 13:11 [GMT -5]

Dakar 2019: Exhausted!!!


Peru welcomed the 41st edition of the Dakar that finished today in Lima after 10 punishing stages, the outcome of which was victory for a heroic Toby Price in the bike race, Nasser Al-Attiyah with his third title in the car category thanks to his exemplary strategic poise, Nicolás Cavigliasso unprecedentedly dominating the quad category, Francisco “Chaleco”...

Reactions - 17/01 13:53 [GMT -5] - Camion

“I’m happy with my crew, they worked perfectly”

The Russian driver won his fourth Dakar in Lima following on from his titles obtained in 2013, 2017 and 2018.

“It was a very difficult race. There were a lot of dunes, a lot of sand and very strong competitors, like my team-mates, Gerard de Rooy and Federico Villagra. Thank you for the race. I’m very happy. I’m happy with my crew, they worked perfectly....

Reactions - 17/01 13:36 [GMT -5] - SxS

“The second week was incredible”

After a brilliant career on the bike during which he twice climbed onto the third step of the final podium, the Chilean, who has undergone a reconversion behind the wheel of an SxS, was triumphant on his very appearance in the category on the Dakar…

“I’m very happy, I didn’t think I was going to come back to the Dakar. It was a great Chilean team...

Reactions - 17/01 13:17 [GMT -5] - Moto

“The team spirit makes KTM so strong”

Matthias Walkner, the winner of the last edition, finished this year behind his Australian team-mate. The Austrian climbs onto the second step of the podium, a place he already occupied in 2017.

“I feel really sorry for Pablo, because normally he should have stayed on the podium and done an amazing job. I was honestly a little bit lucky with myself and not making...




A route drawn up in collaboration with the local authorities of each country. Selective sorting and waste treatment programme in cooperation with local authorities. 100 tonnes of waste collected and recycled from the bivouacs,
58 of which are from the “Punto Verde”. Guided tours of the bivouacs organised in collaboration with local authorities, aimed at local people and children from underprivileged backgrounds.



The safety of competitors, spectators and other accredited persons is the organisation’s primary concern. Just like with any other major extreme sporting adventure, the Dakar is not without risk. The organisation makes every effort to limit to these risks as much as possible.
Every year the safety procedures are revised and optimised.



With “Un Techo”, the rally’s action is focused on emergency housing. For the eighth year in a row, the Dakar has provided its support to this charity which implements wide-ranging initiatives. This will still be the case in 2019.

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