PERU AGAIN FIVE YEARS LATER

For its 40th edition, the 10th to be held in South America, the Dakar rally is revisiting the Pacific Ocean and the dunes of Peru, which drivers and riders will tackle after a few days sampling the delights of the capital, Lima. Competitors will then head through to Bolivia, for a welcome rest day in the festive atmosphere of La Paz. Argentinian aficionados top the podium when it comes to enthusiasm and good humour, and the most joyous of them will be waiting to acclaim the riders in Córdoba, host to the Dakar finish line for the first time.


+ of 5 000 km Selective Sectors
- of 4 000 km of road section
7 stages 100% 
dunes / off-road

Crossing 3 countries

 

Peru

Starting point in Lima

Bolivia

Rest day in La Paz

Argentina

Finish line in Córdoba

 

14 stages Almost 9000 km

7 stages 100% dunes / off-road Over 4500 km of spécial

1 marathon stage  for all categories Nearly 4 500 km of liaison sections

1 marathon  stage for bikes and quads only 5 days at an altitude of more than 3000 meters

2018 ROUTE: THE ROARING 40S

"Coming back to Peru, and for longer than in 2012 and 2013, has given us the opportunity to explore unknown territory. Competitors will be faced with all the different sandscapes of the country, setting high standards right from the very start of the Dakar. The Bolivian stretch—physically demanding yet offering stunning landscapes—will test the adventurers to the limits of their endurance. But decisive challenges will still await them in Argentina, where the Dakar theoretically reaches its most difficult part with the Super Fiambala stage. This is where racers will need to stand out from the crowd if they hope to triumph in Córdoba.", Marc Coma - Sporting Director of the Dakar

THREE COUNTRIES: PERU, BOLIVIA AND ARGENTINA

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