Spain, on all fronts

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...


Peru to host the Dakar from start to finish

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...


A Dakar with a large Argentinean presence

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...


El Dakar: una pasión chilena

Después de varias escalas europeas, el Dakar Tour proseguía en Santiago de Chile este viernes. Tanto pilotos de primera como Pablo Quintanilla (motos, Husqvarna) e Ignacio Casale (quads, Yamaha) como numerosos aficionados mostraban sus ganas de participar en la aventura prevista en Perú el próximo mes de enero, con un interés creciente por la...


The Dakar, a Chilean passion

After several European stops, the Dakar Tour continued on in Santiago, Chile this Friday. Like leading riders Pablo Quintanilla (bike, Husqvarna) and Ignacio Casale (quad, Yamaha), many amateurs would like to be a part of this adventure that will take place in January 2019 in Peru with a growing interest in the SxS’. The objective: perpetuate Chile's long history with the...


The Italians are fired up!

Italian rally-raid enthusiasts came together Thursday evening in the Milan city centre at the latest stop on the European swing of the Dakar Tour. Along with “rookie” Maurizio Gerini and buggy driver Eugenio Amos, many other Italians also aspire to take part in the adventure.

There was a party atmosphere in the air in Milan Thursday night. The Dakar Tour made...


The past, present and future Czechs on the Dakar

The Prague stop on the Dakar Tour was a chance to survey the intentions of the Czech competitors as it concerns the 2019 Dakar, which will be held in Peru next January. With nine “rookies” on the last entry list and a contingent that is the fifth largest on the nations ranking, the Czech Republic is one of the dynamic powers on the Dakar. After winning in the truck...


In Portugal, it is all about the SxS!

Last Friday the Dakar Tour stopped in Portugal, where the passion for the event dates back to the turn of the Century. The riders of the day, most notably Ruben Faria and Hélder Rodrigues, are now eyeing the lightweight Side by Side buggy category that continues to attract more and more candidates.

The Reguengos Baja is the event that brings together all of...


The Dutch have Lima in their sights

Yesterday, the organisers kicked off the Dakar Tour with a visit to the Netherlands, which will be the third largest country in terms of participants in the 2019 Dakar. Stage winners like Tom van Genugten in the truck class or top drivers such as Bernhard Ten Brinke in the car category are already looking forward to heading to Peru.

It was looking a lot like Peru yesterday...


Dakar 2019 : 100% Perú, 100% Dakar

➢ Edition 41 of the Dakar will be contested from January 6th to 17th 2019, on a giant loop rally-route entirely in Peru with the start and finish in Lima.

➢ Mapped around the Peruvian deserts, the 2019 Dakar promises to be one of the sandiest in the history of the rally. While the expanded visit to the country will offer a healthy portion of dunes it will also feature...

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