The fourth largest contingent on the 2018 Dakar, behind France, Argentina and Netherlands, Spain is a heavy hitter in rally-raid circles and has an exceptionally deep bench of talented competitors. The Dakar Tour made a stop in Barcelona to bring together this off-road community that is particularly ambitious for the 2019 edition. The Spaniards could be in a position to contend...
Dakar competitors will, for the second consecutive year, take on the Peruvian dunes in an environment which last year posed a massive challenge right from the start of the rally. The Peruvians could shine on home soil and make the most of their talent to, perhaps, finish on the podium.
The Dakar state of mind is already present in Peru, which will host the...
Over the past ten years the Dakar has forged strong ties with Argentina, which had hosted the rally since its arrival in South America. Even though Argentina will not be part of the 2019 Dakar itinerary, the Argentinean contingent will be represented by competitors from all its different regions, who will proudly represent the blue and white on the world’s most challenging...
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 2017.
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