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

Stage Date Start and Finish Bike/Quad Auto/SxS Truck
Total | Special Total | Special Total | Special
1 Saturday, January 6, 2018 Lima / Pisco 273 km | 31 km 273 km | 31 km 273 km | 31 km Stage 1
2 Sunday, January 7, 2018 Pisco / Pisco 279 km | 267 km 278 km | 267 km 279 km | 267 km Stage 2
3 Monday, January 8, 2018 Pisco / San Juan de Marcona 504 km | 296 km 504 km | 296 km 504 km | 296 km Stage 3
4 Tuesday, January 9, 2018 San Juan de Marcona / San Juan de Marcona 444 km | 330 km 444 km | 330 km 444 km | 330 km Stage 4
5 Wednesday, January 10, 2018 San Juan de Marcona / Arequipa 774 km | 266 km 934 km | 268 km 934 km | 268 km Stage 5
6 Thursday, January 11, 2018 Arequipa / La Paz 760 km | 313 km 760 km | 313 km 760 km | 313 km Stage 6
- Friday, January 12, 2018 La Paz Rest 1
7 Saturday, January 13, 2018 La Paz / Uyuni 727 km | 425 km 727 km | 425 km 671 km | 369 km Stage 7
8 Sunday, January 14, 2018 Uyuni / Tupiza 585 km | 498 km 585 km | 498 km 561 km | 381 km Stage 8
9 Monday, January 15, 2018 Tupiza / Salta 755 km | 242 km 755 km | 242 km 755 km | 242 km Stage 9
10 Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Salta / Belén 797 km | 373 km 797 km | 373 km 797 km | 373 km Stage 10
11 Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Belén / Fiambalá / Chilecito 485 km | 280 km 747 km | 280 km 747 km | 280 km Stage 11
12 Thursday, January 18, 2018 Fiambalá / Chilecito / San Juan 723 km | 375 km 793 km | 523 km 793 km | 523 km Stage 12
13 Friday, January 19, 2018 San Juan / Córdoba 907 km | 424 km 929 km | 369 km 929 km | 369 km Stage 13
14 Saturday, January 20, 2018 Córdoba / Córdoba 286 km | 120 km 286 km | 120 km 286 km | 120 km Stage 14

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