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"Dakar school" at the Afriquia Merzouga Rally

Once again, the rally turned out to be the ideal place for all those dreaming of racing in the Dakar. Its tough course, the support provided by star riders such as Dutchman Frans Verhoeven and the evening courses given after each stage upheld the rally's raison d'être: "helping everyone to get better and become a good rally raid racer", explains the creator of the race,...

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Road to Dakar: The first entry for 2019


As part of the Yokohama Sonora Rally, the "Road to Dakar" has its first winner of an entry for the 2019 Dakar. Skylar Howes will try to do just as good next January as his predecessor Mark Samuels, who made it to the finish at Córdoba in 21st place.

The entry list for the 2019 Dakar has the name of its first rider, even before the registration period begins!...

Summary - 20/01 14:34 [GMT -3] - Car

DAKAR 2018: UNTAMEABLE

The victories achieved by Kevin Benavides in the bike race, Ignacio Casale in the quad category, Giniel de Villiers in the car race and Ton van Genugten in the truck category did not affect the positions at the top of the rally’s hierarchy. Matthias Walkner became the first Austrian winner on a bike, with Austrian brand KTM continuing to...

Commitments

Environmental

AN ECO-RESPONSIBLE EVENT

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.

Safety

SAFETY: AN OBSESSION

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.

Solidarity

1 MILLION DOLLARS FOR UN TECHO

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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