Before the start of the anniversary 40th of the “Dakar” remains little more than a month. What is interesting and new to rally-RAID, which will be held from 6 to 20 January? We offer you to look…
40-th “Dakar” in the history and the 10th in South America starts in Lima. During the first days of the race participants will check-out on the Pacific ocean and the dunes of Peru. Then the caravan will travel to Bolivia – there’s a festive atmosphere of La Paz will be a day of rest.
The finish of the “Dakar” for the first time in history will be held in Cordoba, where participants will be guaranteed a warm welcome Argentine fans.
Double marathon for motorcyclists
The route of the race 2018 includes two marathon stages that require riders of courage and stamina in order to cope with the challenge.
Video: Official teaser of “Dakar-2018”
Between La Paz and Topical (7 and 8 stages) the participants of all categories will have to do without technical assistance, whereas between Salty and Chilecito on a separate bivouac go riders on motorcycles and ATVs.
Original by Motul: real adventurers
Among the participants at the “Dakar” there are adventurers, ready to single-handedly take on all the challenges of the main rally-RAID of the planet. They are regularly doing maintenance of vehicles, and their only resource – the equipment transported by the organizers from bivouac to bivouac. In 2018, start in a class Original by Motul, which was previously called Malle Motos, out of 28 participants, which is 11 more than in 2017.
ATV: act II
In 2017, on “Dakar” there was a fifth category, which involves a crew on a buggy with an engine capacity of less than 1050 CC the First winner was Brazilian rider Leandro Torres. Next year the competition in this promising class promises to be more acute, because thanks to the new regulations the participants will be twice as much.
The second recognition for Motorsport event in the world: Formula 1 – 90%, “Dakar” – 77%, WRC – 50%, MotoGP – 46%, WTCC – 27%, WEC – 17%
– 29 countries hosting the rally (3 in Europe, 5 in South America, 21 in Africa)
– 54 nationality among the participants (including the crews of technical support)
– 525 registered participants to the “Dakar-2018” (as of 10 Nov)
– 337 vehicles (190 motorcycles/ATVs, 105 SUV, truck 42)
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